The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger by Victoria Alexander

The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger

Join the Lady Travelers Society in their latest romantic misadventure, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander She must secure her future A lady should never be obliged to think of matters financial! But when Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe’s carefree, extravagant lifestyle vanishes with the demise of her husband, her only hope lies in retrieving a family tre...

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  • Kimia Safavi

    The Lady Travelers society is one of my favorite series, and I loved the second book Larceny with a Dashing stranger!

    As always Victoria Alexander created another brilliant, delightful and amazing romance with adorable characters.

    When you read her books not only you will fall in love with heroine and hero but also you will adore the secondary characters.

    This is the story of a stuffy, extraordinary intelligent still a little deceptive hero, Dante and the beautiful, scandoulos widow heroine, Willie

    The Lady Travelers society is one of my favorite series, and I loved the second book Larceny with a Dashing stranger!

    As always Victoria Alexander created another brilliant, delightful and amazing romance with adorable characters.

    When you read her books not only you will fall in love with heroine and hero but also you will adore the secondary characters.

    This is the story of a stuffy, extraordinary intelligent still a little deceptive hero, Dante and the beautiful, scandoulos widow heroine, Willie traveling with a group of mothers and daughters to return a famous painting back to London. (of course each one has their own reason and secrets).

    I loved how their journey started as a tour business but the adventures and the beautiful places brought this fun and interesting group to be ......................(you really need to read it to see what happen in the most romantic places with the funnest group of women and two stubborn but lovable hero and heroine.)

    I enjoyed reading this fun, wonderful book with delightful banter between the characters. This is one those book that I want to read again and again.

    Thank you

    Victoria Alexander

  • Barbara Rogers

    Series: Lady Travelers Society #2

    Publication Date: 11/28/17

    What a delightful cast of characters this book contains. It is romantic, funny, romantic, angsty, angry, larcenous and, did I say romantic? You’ll love the secondary characters as much as you love the primary characters. Especially when you throw a handsome, dashing, intelligent, rich Marquess in just so he can try to gum up the works and keep the hero straight.

    The Lady Travelers Society was founded by three lonely semi-impoverished old

    Series: Lady Travelers Society #2

    Publication Date: 11/28/17

    What a delightful cast of characters this book contains. It is romantic, funny, romantic, angsty, angry, larcenous and, did I say romantic? You’ll love the secondary characters as much as you love the primary characters. Especially when you throw a handsome, dashing, intelligent, rich Marquess in just so he can try to gum up the works and keep the hero straight.

    The Lady Travelers Society was founded by three lonely semi-impoverished old ladies. They are having a ball and even though they aren’t directly involved in the travel anymore, they still enjoy meddling. When Poppy’s goddaughter is widowed and left with very few funds and creditors taking the little that is left, she needs to get to Venice to retrieve a painting. The Lady Travelers can surely help!

    Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe (Willie) was always impetuous, fun-loving and headstrong. She defied her father to marry the man she loved. Then, the mad-cap, jaunty, slightly scandalous marriage ends with her husband, George’s death. Her father has cut off all ties with her and her finances are in ruin. She’s managed to pay off all of George’s debts by selling all of the properties except the London townhouse. If she can retrieve her grandmother’s painting from Venice, she can live comfortably. Thanks to her godmother, she has a way to get there. She (who has never traveled outside England) is going to lead a group of American mothers and daughters on a mini-tour of Europe. What could possibly go wrong with that plan?

    Dante Montague is handsome and rich – and a bit stuffy and proper. He is a businessman and the curator of his grandfather’s museum. The museum is about to fail and Dante has just learned that one of the best paintings in the collection is a fake. Someone has stolen the real one and replaced it with a fake. After investigating, he learned that the painting had been in the possession of Willie’s grandmother and later it came to Willie. Willie’s husband had used the painting as collateral for a loan. Once he found out Willie was guiding a tour to Venice, he just knew she was going to collect HIS painting – and he wanted it back! So, he managed to finagle his way onto Willie’s tour by persuading his sister and her daughter to go – so he could go along to ‘protect’ them.

    You are led across Europe on a jaunty tour. The descriptions of all of the itineraries along the way are wonderful. You can smell the sea in Monte Carlo or see the lights of Paris from the top of the newly finished Eiffel Tower. Her writing is superb and the story is well paced and well researched.

    I alternated between loving Dante and Willie and wanting to kick them in the rear. Both had their insecurities, their angst, their misunderstanding of the other and, of course, they had their secrets. At points I didn’t really care whether they got together or not – well – not really – but they sure did aggravate me!

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  • Joanna

    4.5 stars

    London. Paris. Monte Carlo. Verona and Venice. I applaud a story that gets out of London and England. VA does a lovely job describing the locales and adding historical tidbits. The main characters were compelling and likable.

    Willie is a barely-acceptable, somewhat scandalous widow. Her reputation is mostly due to the life she lived with her husband, running in a fast crowd. She has been widowed for two years and finds she has no true friends her age. She has diligently worked to pay her

    4.5 stars

    London. Paris. Monte Carlo. Verona and Venice. I applaud a story that gets out of London and England. VA does a lovely job describing the locales and adding historical tidbits. The main characters were compelling and likable.

    Willie is a barely-acceptable, somewhat scandalous widow. Her reputation is mostly due to the life she lived with her husband, running in a fast crowd. She has been widowed for two years and finds she has no true friends her age. She has diligently worked to pay her husband's creditors and finds she has little left to live on, having sold off nearly everything of value besides her London home and a valuable painting she inherited from her grandmother. It turns out that her husband had offered the painting as collateral for a loan from an Italian collector. In order to retrieve, she signs up to lead the A Lady's Travellers Society group.

    Dante is a straight-laced hero, who has been managing his family's museum of his grandfather's art collection. He discovers that one of the pieces has been replaced with a fake and trace it to Willie. He gets his sister and niece to join Willie's tour with him. Willie is surprised to have a man on her tour, and their first meeting is quite cute. When you look at actual time, they fall in love rather fast, but the way it's told does not feel rushed. This would have been a five-star read for me if it wasn't for the big misunderstanding that drug on for way too long. Thankfully, the locale and witty dialogue distract from it some.

    Overall, an entertaining listen and nice love story. The narrator was good, and I look forward to the next installment.

  • Tracy Emro

    Wilhelmina, Viscountess Bascome, Willie to her friends, needs to get to Venice to retrieve a valuable painting her late husband used as collateral for a loan. After his untimely death, Willie learned that they were debt ridden and she is basically penniless. When she learns about the painting, it seems like the answer to all her problems, she just needs to get to Venice. She calls on her godmother, Poppy, knowing she is a founding member of the Lady Travelers Society, hoping she will be able to

    Wilhelmina, Viscountess Bascome, Willie to her friends, needs to get to Venice to retrieve a valuable painting her late husband used as collateral for a loan. After his untimely death, Willie learned that they were debt ridden and she is basically penniless. When she learns about the painting, it seems like the answer to all her problems, she just needs to get to Venice. She calls on her godmother, Poppy, knowing she is a founding member of the Lady Travelers Society, hoping she will be able to help. Poppy and her friends arrange for Willie to led a tour of American women to Venice. Willie has no experience traveling - but really, how hard could it be?

    Dante Montague is also on the hunt for the painting. The painting belonged to his grandfather and was recently discovered missing. Dante will do whatever is necessary to retrieve the painting and return it the family museum - a legacy left by his grandfather. He tracks the painting to Willie and convinces his sister Rosaline (Roz) and his niece Harriet (Harry) to join the tour to Venice so he can tag along and reclaim the painting.

    Dante makes it his mission to befriend Willie, but soon his feeling change and he wants her in his life, but he also wants the painting and the longer he waits to tell her his true purpose, the harder it gets. He is repeatedly warned by Roz to tell Willie the truth, but he never finds the right time.

    Willie is falling for Dante, hard, but she has made mistakes in the past and is not willing to make them again. When she learns his true reason for joining the tour, she is heartbroken and angry. But she is not willing to let go of the painting either.

    When the reach Venice, they form a truce to retrieve the painting - but gaining the painting will most definitely cost them any chance at happiness, as neither is willing to give it up.

    This book was so delightful, it is well written - I was astounded at the amount of research that must have gone into the writing of this story, the descriptions of each city were amazing and very detailed! The secondary characters were wonderful and added so much to the story without overshadowing the love story and there is an appearance by "Val" Percival, Marquess of Brookings, a lot of amusing banter, a bit of steam, betrayal, heartache, larceny, surprises and a grand romantic gesture. The road to HEA is not easy for these two - but it is quite an enjoyable journey!

    This kindle edition also included the novella "The Rise and Fall of Reginald Everheart", but I will review that separately.

    *I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC provided to me by NetGalley and the author*

  • Brenda

    Publisher's Description:

    Join the Lady Travelers Society in their latest romantic misadventure, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander

    She must secure her future

    A lady should never be obliged to think of matters financial! But when Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe's carefree, extravagant lifestyle vanishes with the demise of her husband, her only hope lies in retrieving a family treasure—a Renaissance masterpiece currently in the hands of a cunning art collector in Venice. Thankful

    Publisher's Description:

    Join the Lady Travelers Society in their latest romantic misadventure, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander

    She must secure her future

    A lady should never be obliged to think of matters financial! But when Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe's carefree, extravagant lifestyle vanishes with the demise of her husband, her only hope lies in retrieving a family treasure—a Renaissance masterpiece currently in the hands of a cunning art collector in Venice. Thankfully, the Lady Travelers Society has orchestrated a clever plan to get Willie to Europe, leading a tour of mothers and daughters…and one curiously attentive man.

    He must reclaim his heritage

    Dante Augustus Montague's one passion has long been his family's art collection. He's finally tracked a long-lost painting to the enchanting Lady Bascombe. Convinced that the canvas had been stolen, he will use any means to reclaim his birthright—including deception. But how long before pretend infatuation gives way to genuine desire?

    Now they're rivals for a prize that will change everything

    Willie and Dante know they're playing with fire in the magical moonlit city. Their common quest could compromise them both…or lead them to happily-ever-after.

    My Thoughts:

    This series has been a joy to read to date.

    There is just enough of a comical nature along with intrigue and romance to make the reader so involved they never want to put the book down.

    The characters are well drawn and the storyline is both comical and intriguing. This has been a favorite series from book # 1 and I look forward for more to come.

    Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe has lived a charming existence until the death of her husband revealed the true state of her financial situation. Now she is desperate to go to Italy to recover a painting her husband had borrowed funds on.

    Dante Augustus Montague is also trying to recover this same piece of art. It belonged to his family and there is no record of it ever being sold or given away.

    He intends to follow Willie to Venice to take possession of what rightfully belongs to him as part of his family heritage.

    How will this comical tale of mystery and romance proceed?

    I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.5 of 5.0 flames.

    Sparks fly when these two come together.

    As usual Victoria Alexander does not fail us with her witty and intriguing story and her ability to keep the reader absorbed.

    I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book with invitation from the author via Netgalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

  • Annette

    The Lady Travelers Society was created by 3 older women because they could. It has morphed into a service for travelers to find new and exciting adventures in Europe.

    Lady Wilhelmina Bascomb is a widow who has financial problems. Her late husband left her with debts and he also stole a painting which was inherited from her grandmother. He used the painting as collateral for a loan. Willie has paid off the debts, but now in order to survive and have a future, she must get the painting and sell it

    The Lady Travelers Society was created by 3 older women because they could. It has morphed into a service for travelers to find new and exciting adventures in Europe.

    Lady Wilhelmina Bascomb is a widow who has financial problems. Her late husband left her with debts and he also stole a painting which was inherited from her grandmother. He used the painting as collateral for a loan. Willie has paid off the debts, but now in order to survive and have a future, she must get the painting and sell it. She has saved enough to pay off the loan so she needs to get to Venice and retrieve the art.

    Willie led her early life just floating along. Her husband was someone who promised to take care of things but never did. Now, she has learned to accept responsibility and make decisions on her own. She is learning and no matter how difficult things become, she is beginning to enjoy her new life.

    Because her godmother is one of the founding members of the Lady Travelers Society, a special trip is arranged. Willie will act as a host to a group of American mothers and daughters. Her trip will be paid for and she will be able to go to Venice and get the painting. The Americans will love being on a trip with actual nobility.

    As well as Americans, there is also an English lady, Rochelle, and her daughter who are traveling along. Willie does not know it but Rochelle's brother Dante Augustus Montague will also be on the trip.

    Dante is in charge of a family museum. He is a successful business man but he also is addicted to art. He has traced part of a triyptych which belonged to his grandfather. It is now in the possession of Lady Bascomb. Or it will be when she retrieves it from Venice. Dante intends to be in Venice and take possession of what he believes belongs in the museum.

    Dante is an uptight business man who has separated himself from any sense of adventure or romance. His psyche was damaged by a heartless woman and he does not intend to allow that to happen again.

    When Dante and Willie get together they are wonderful. The conversations are witty and humorous and at times like open warfare. They are attracted to one another, but each of them have pain from the past. The pain creates a distance between the two. Until it doesn't.

    The story is wonderfully written. The plot moves forward and involves every character. The secondary characters are terrific. The American mothers as well as their daughters add a wonderful depth to the story. Rosalind and her daughter, Harriet are terrific. Harriet is determined to cause her mother pain and anxiety and she is very good at it.

    Ms Alexander has created another wonderful story. Her books are always filled with humor and humans who are lovely. In this story, she has created characters who draw the reader into a tour of some of the loveliest cities in Europe. The scenery and atmosphere are very real and in fact become an important character in the story.

    This is a wonderful fun book.

    I received the book from the author through NetGalley. I am voluntarily writing this review and all opinions are my own.

  • Candy Briggs

    What a marvelous tale, Willie's husband, George died two years ago. She took the two years to think, her husband left her deep in debt. Dante was the director of a very small gallery and found a painting was missing. So he started reseaching. She went on a trip to eventually end in Venice, to pay off a loan and get her picture back As expected this was just the tip of the iceberg.

    She and the lady's of the Lady's Traveler Guide, had a great time and became fast friends. This is their story of the

    What a marvelous tale, Willie's husband, George died two years ago. She took the two years to think, her husband left her deep in debt. Dante was the director of a very small gallery and found a painting was missing. So he started reseaching. She went on a trip to eventually end in Venice, to pay off a loan and get her picture back As expected this was just the tip of the iceberg.

    She and the lady's of the Lady's Traveler Guide, had a great time and became fast friends. This is their story of their adventure. The characters were varied in age and for the time, they were right on as far as dialogue and the descriptions were equally wonderful.. The plot is a little complex, but so good. So many things happen to them. Five are adults and four are young girls, that are in a stage of rebellion, I leave that to your imagination.

    The author handled everything so amazingly well. It was well written, kept your attention, and easy to read.

    I received this ARC free and voluntarily reviewed it.

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

    The Ladies Travelers Society sets off on another grand adventure in book 2, Larceny with a Dangerous Stranger, and it is a delightful read. Victoria Alexander creates a wonderful cast of characters in which the secondary characters play a great part in the story and are just as intriguing as much as the primary characters. Willie Bascombe has been put in charge of hosting a group of mothers and daughters across Europe. However, her true purpose was to go to Venice to reclaim an important renaiss

    The Ladies Travelers Society sets off on another grand adventure in book 2, Larceny with a Dangerous Stranger, and it is a delightful read. Victoria Alexander creates a wonderful cast of characters in which the secondary characters play a great part in the story and are just as intriguing as much as the primary characters. Willie Bascombe has been put in charge of hosting a group of mothers and daughters across Europe. However, her true purpose was to go to Venice to reclaim an important renaissance painting that was willed to her by her grandmother. Joining the group as the only male is Dante Montague. He comes along in pursuit of the same painting under the assumption that it rightfully his. Dante and Willie may not know each other’s true purpose but it doesn’t stop them from flirting with one another and falling in love. How can one not find love when one is on a grand adventure?

    Lady Willie Bascombe is one a personal journey herself since the death of her husband. She’s left destitute and needs that painting to pay off debt and live a quiet life. With the help of the Travelers Society she studies hard to do an excellent job of hosting these women and their daughters, and with Dante’s help, she does a pretty good job of it. I liked Willie because she grew up from living a life of partying to being responsible for herself for once. She even helped out her younger charges and advised them to find out what they truly wanted and find a way to pursue it. I also loved the banter between Dante and Willie because neither one wanted to be bested by the other.

    Dante Montague was a charming gentleman and a good businessman. Retrieving the painting for his family would be the crown jewel for his museum and would do anything to get it back. Unfortunately, his lies of omission would cost him greatly and realization would come too late. Soon both he and Willie will realize that the painting would come between them and possession of it will be at a huge cost for both of them.

    This story is charming, humorous and quite romantic. The author describes quite beautifully their travel destinations and you can see them vividly as if you were there yourself. Her writing is crisp and the story flowed well from beginning to end. Victoria Alexander has a way with blending multiple characters and let the story take its course. She is an excellent storyteller and The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger is one of her best. If you are a fan of historical romance you would be amiss to not read one or all of her stories.

    Review copy provided by Netgalley for a voluntary review.

  • eyes.2c

    Just delightful!

    Widowed Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe finds that all was not as smooth sailing as she thought. It seems she and her husband had partied their way through life, incurring the sort of debts that fit their new extravagant lifestyle. Having paid off most of what was owed, Willie's last hope of some monetary security is to reclaim a Renaissance painting her husband used as collateral for a loan. And that's where the Lady Travelers Society comes in. Willie has to travel to Venice to seal th

    Just delightful!

    Widowed Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe finds that all was not as smooth sailing as she thought. It seems she and her husband had partied their way through life, incurring the sort of debts that fit their new extravagant lifestyle. Having paid off most of what was owed, Willie's last hope of some monetary security is to reclaim a Renaissance painting her husband used as collateral for a loan. And that's where the Lady Travelers Society comes in. Willie has to travel to Venice to seal the deal. She will lead a tour of American women through Europe, including Paris and Venice.

    Unfortunately Dante Augustus Montague is searching for a lost painting to make up a triptych that once belonged to his family's collection. The painting that belongs to Willie! The key to her future independence! Deviously, Dante has his sister and niece join the group. Dante is the surprise participant.

    Willie is just a superb character, Dante is a wonderful foil for her.

    I loved the American ladies and the way their friendships grew with Willie. Suddenly she is not a pariah any more. (I can see Society swishing their collective dresses and avoiding her in her time of need)

    Alexander's descriptions of cities the groups visited are perfect. I was transported to both Paris and Venice with the vivid language she employs, bringing those wonderful cities to life.

    This second addition to the Lady Travelers Society never wavered. It drew me on and in. Intrigue, romance, mystery and humor all wrapped up in a European montage. Fabulous!

    A NetGalley ARC

  • Tanja Kezmic

    Victoria Alexander can write; I’ve read a few of her stories and every time it amazes me how much I enjoy her stories. She puts a lot of work in the research which is show how exact and colorful she describes all the places characters visit.

    Everything about this historical romance worked for me. From the way

    had to grow up when her husband died and leaves her with debt

    and then is “forced” to go on this great journey to help her change her life. Willie and

    were a great combination

    Victoria Alexander can write; I’ve read a few of her stories and every time it amazes me how much I enjoy her stories. She puts a lot of work in the research which is show how exact and colorful she describes all the places characters visit.

    Everything about this historical romance worked for me. From the way

    had to grow up when her husband died and leaves her with debt

    and then is “forced” to go on this great journey to help her change her life. Willie and

    were a great combination. They banter was funny, the connection and chemistry was felt the more time they spent together. I think that special something to this story were the American mothers and daughters.

    I could just picture myself walking along side them and having a witty conversation or simply observing the way they interacted amongst them.

    I don’t remember the last time I read a historical romance that held me to my seat and wouldn’t let go until I read the last line. It reminded me how much I love and how much I miss reading this type of books.


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