The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger: A Novel

The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger: A Novel

by Victoria Alexander

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ISBN-13: 9780373804009
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 11/28/2017
Series: Lady Travelers Society Series , #2
Edition description: Original
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 165,247
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award-winning television reporter until she discovered writing. She’s written more than forty full-length novels and has been translated around the world. Victoria lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with a long-suffering husband she kills off in every book and two bearded collies. Check out her books at www.victoriaalexander.com, and chat with her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/victoriaalexandersplace.

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The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny With a Dashing Stranger 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous 25 days ago
Interesting and fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first in this seties was quite good, but this novel is absolutely delightful! I loved evety moment of it including all the side characters.
Anonymous 21 days ago
This is the second book in the series. Just as good as the first.
Anonymous 19 days ago
Satisfying
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I LOVED Willy and Dante's story!! The banter between Will and Dante had me laughing out loud!! I loved watching the two of them fall in love after having disastrous experiences in the past. They were so cute together!! I've loved this series and I hope that Alexander has many more books for it in the works!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A throughly delightful story! Adventure awaits as the Lady Travelers Society sets a tour group off to Venice. Lady Willie is leading a group of mostly American women and their daughters thru France and Italy, showing them sites she supposedly has seen. Guide book and maps in hand, she shoulders the responsibility of these women with a personal end-goal. This book is a great, fun read!
With_Whit More than 1 year ago
This may be my new favorite series. From the detailed descriptions of the European cities to the engaging dialogue, I feel like I’m right there with a characters experiencing the adventure. Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe, or Willie as she’s known to her friends, carefree life came to a crashing end when her husband dies and she realizes that she is on a verge of being penniless. Instead a finding a rich husband she decides to take charge of her life and find a way to secure her future, which means settling her husbands debt and using the remaining funds to reclaim a panting her husband used for a loan. After auctioning that painting she will have enough money to be independent, but she has no means to get there. Yet fate intervenes in the form of the Lady Travelers Society and its three meddling founders - who manage to have Willie “host” a tour of Americans. Dante Augustus Montague is the only member of his family that shares his love of art and wants to preserve his family’s legacy. But when cataloguing the art his grandfather left in the family museum is notices that one of the paintings in a valuable three piece set is a fake and he is determined to find it. He soon discovers that Lady Bascombe was in possession of the painting and is on her way to Venice to reclaim it. Not wanting to lose site of it again, Dante forces his sister and niece to join the tour so that he can be there when Lady Bascombe reclaims the painting. But nothing goes according the plan, Dante and Willie weren’t expecting the attraction that they felt for each other and Dante struggles with telling Willie the reason he joined the tour. This adventure is filled with laughter, undeniable chemistry, and a little bit of larceny. Wonderful read and cannot wait for the next installment. I received this book from the author at no cost to me and volunteered to read it; my review is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher.
howel2ce More than 1 year ago
***I received an eARC that was provided to me by the author and Netgalley. Lady Wilhelmina "Willie" Bascombe's life was turned upside down when her husband, George, passed away and left her in dire straits. Prior to George's departure, she led a carefree, somewhat scandalous lifestyle full of fun and excitement. Willie is hoping to change things around for herself financially by reclaiming a family painting. Only problem is, the painting is in Venice and she needs a way to get there. Fortunately, the Lady Travelers Society comes up the perfect plan: Willie will lead a group of American women and their daughters on a grand tour. No matter that Willie has never actually traveled abroad before. Dante Montague has long been searching for a painting belonging to his family, the same painting Willie claims is her's and is set on reclaiming. Dante comes up with his own perfect plan: he convinces his sister and niece to go with him on the tour Willie is leading since it would be suspicious for a man to go on alone. What Dante didn't count on was falling for Willie, which puts a kink in his plans of acquiring the painting and complicates their budding relationship. The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger is the second in the series, but can be read as a standalone. There are guest appearances from the first book in the series, such as the founder's of the Lady Travelers Society themselves and Val Brookings. The relationship between Willie and Dante is quite endearing and Victoria Alexander's signature humor can be found throughout their story. I would have loved to have been part of the tour myself to experience all the sites so wonderfully described. This is an excellent addition to the series and I'm looking forward to the next book.
SW57 More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to be given an advanced reader copy of this book, which does not affect my review. Loved this book! It had a unique plot, another madcap Lady Traveler's adventure. This time, it involved Willie, who has weaseled her way into being a guide, so that she can get to Europe and reclaim a painting that her late husband pawned. In her tour, she has American mothers and their daughters, as well as an English mother and her daughter. Dante "tags along" with his sister and niece, as he believes his family are the rightful owners of the very same painting. Willie is unaware that Dante knows she is after the painting or that he has any connection to it. There is a lot of adventure and humor, involving all of the characters on the trip (and a pivotal part by Val from the first book), and of course a romance between Dante and Willie, which will naturally have its highs and lows, twists and turns. This was a fairly lengthy novel, but well worth reading to the surprising ending.
Erahime More than 1 year ago
This is another book in the Lady Travelers Society series by Victoria Alexander. This book features a beautiful widow making do with what life gave her, and the handsome gentleman who has a hidden agenda but ends up falling for her along a journey filled with laughter, love, and the entertaining group being led on a tour of Europe. The book is an entertaining read with delightful characters and a romance between two likable persons that brings the story a depth to it that I felt is better than the first book of this series. Of course, I look forward to more Lady Travelers Society books in the future, with recurring characters that makes this series fascinating to read. Provided a copy by the author via NetGalley to give an honest and personable review.
PatD More than 1 year ago
Wilhelmina, Willie, needs to get to Venice to reclaim a family treasure used as collateral by her now dead husband. She's broke. Her godmother gets her signed on as a travel hostess to a group of well-to-do American ladies and their daughters. Dante finds the same painting is missing from his grandfather's museum so he signs himself, his sister, and her daughter up for this tour. He intends to make his claim when Willie regains the painting. The story is rife with fun, witty dialog. The side characters are fun and engaging. The plot twists and turns. I love the brother/sister wrangling and sniping as only family can do. The book serves as a wonderful travelog too. In the end, Willie and Dante both step out of their comfort zones with grace and humor.
KJKW More than 1 year ago
While I have not yet read The Travelers Society #1 (got it today!), I had no issues following along. I look forward to learning more about the beginnings of the Society. I found this book delightful. I appreciated Willie's point of view, especially her willingness to reflect on her past and make improvements in her decision making and life trajectory. Funny what one will do when the rug is pulled out...As others have said, the secondary characters are so much fun and really round out the story. I found myself empathizing with the mothers as I have teenagers. No matter the century, they test our everything ;) ARC received from author and opinion freely given.
silverjo More than 1 year ago
This is a fun romp that is a travelog as well as a romance. The book takes place in various locations in Europe and the info about each adds to the feel of the story. The relationship between Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe and Dante Augustus Montague' is a train wreck just waiting to happen so when it does it is no surprise. However how they still work together helps and in the end both realize what is the most important thing and what is not as important as it seemed at first. A nice addition to the series. I received a free copy of the book in return for an honest review.
FaeScot More than 1 year ago
Widow, Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe "Willie" is in a bind. She eloped with a dashing young man living a wild and exciting life until he died in an accident. Willie discovers her beloved wasn't attending to business and she has to liquidate everything to pay their bills. She discovers her husband secured a loan with a painting given to her by her departed beloved grandmother. She has enough to pay off the loan and retrieve the last thing she has of value but the gentleman lives in Italy. She appeals to her Godmother, Mrs. Persephone "Aunt Poppy" Malcolm, one of the beloved trio who "advise" the Lady Traveler's Society. These three ladies almost steal every one of these books. I just adore them. Anyway, Poppy and her friends manage to get Willie hired to be a tour guide to a group of American mothers and daughters for a tour of Europe, even though Willie has never traveled outside of England, so she can afford to get to Italy. Among the group is Dante Augustus Montague with his sister & her daughter. Dante is after the painting that belongs to his family's museum and believes it was stolen from them. Thus begins the adventure. This is written with such droll language and humor. People refer to themselves in the third person as "one" in the english way. I grin with the humor the permeates the book. The push/pull of Willie and Dante's love developing was a fun journey. The friendship that develops between the mothers and Willie is heartwarming. The brother/sister interaction is entertaining and very real. Thank you Victoria and Harlequin for granting me a NetGalley ARC for this freely given review. I was delighted through the whole journey.
Kat_B More than 1 year ago
Larceny brought up a great many themes in it that I truly enjoy, and believe that many women who are of any era sometimes struggle with during their lives. Ms. Alexander once again brought enjoyable characters, although I will admit, again, my fascination with the secondary characters, especially our protagonist's sister and niece. Women throughout the centuries have had a challenge with financial education, and men are not necessarily better in this arena as our heroine discovers prior to chapter one. Our heroine in this book, Willie, is in the middle of having a great deal of learning in her life in so many areas. Watching her grow and become certain of who and what she wants was a great deal of fun, although at times painful as it can only be in a well written book with a heroine that takes center stage. I also enjoyed the short story that was included in this ARC version.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Didn't like any of the characters. Didn't believe the male characters were true to nature. Disappointed. Didn't finish