The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels & Other Gentlemen

The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels Other Gentlemen Embark on the breathtaking romantic adventures of The Lady Travelers Society in the brand new series by New York Times bestselling author Victoria AlexanderReally it s too much to expect any normal

  • Title: The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels & Other Gentlemen
  • Author: Victoria Alexander
  • ISBN: 9780373803989
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Embark on the breathtaking romantic adventures of The Lady Travelers Society in the brand new series by 1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria AlexanderReally, it s too much to expect any normal man to behave like a staid accountant in order to inherit the fortune he deserves to support the lifestyle of an earl So when Derek Saunders s favourite elderly aunt and heEmbark on the breathtaking romantic adventures of The Lady Travelers Society in the brand new series by 1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria AlexanderReally, it s too much to expect any normal man to behave like a staid accountant in order to inherit the fortune he deserves to support the lifestyle of an earl So when Derek Saunders s favourite elderly aunt and her ill conceived and possibly fraudulent Lady Travelers Society loses one of their members, what s a man to do but step up to the challenge Now he s escorting the world s most maddening woman to the world s most romantic city to find her missing relative.While India Prendergast only suspects his organisation defrauds gullible travelers, she s certain a man with as scandalous a reputation as Derek Saunders cannot be trusted any farther than the distance around his very broad shoulders As she struggles not to be distracted by his wicked smile and the allure of Paris, instead of finding a lost lady traveler, India just may lose her head, her luggage and her heart.

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    1. Victoria Alexander

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much fun than real life She turned to writing full time and is still shocked it worked out.Since the publication of her first book in 1995, she has written thirty one full length novels and six novellas The Perfect Wife originally published in 1996 and reissued in March 2008 hit 1 on the New York Times list Sixteen of her books are bestsellers hitting the New York Times, USA Today and or Publishers Weekly bestseller lists With books translated into than a dozen different languages she has readers around the world and has twice been nominated for Romance s Writers of America prestigious RITA award In 2009 she was given a Career Achievement Award from RT Bookclub and was named Historical Storyteller of the year in 2003 In 2008 she was the keynote speaker for the Romance Writers of American annual conference in San Francisco Victoria credits much of her writing success to her experiences as a reporter.Her years as a broadcast journalist were spent in two radically different areas of the country Nebraska and West Virginia In West Virginia, she covered both natural and manmade disasters She was on the scene when a power plant construction accident in a small town left 52 men dead She once spent the night on a mountain waiting to learn of the fate of coal miners trapped in a mine collapse Victoria was producing a newscast when her husband who worked at the same television station and several other journalists were held hostage by a disturbed Vietnam veteran In Nebraska, she reported on the farm crisis and watched people lose land that had been in their families for generations She covered the story that was the basis of the movie BOYS DON T CRY and once acted as the link between police and a gunman who had barricaded himself in his home Her investigative work exposed the trucking of New York City garbage to a small town dump in rural Nebraska.During her journalism career, Victoria covered every president from Ford to Clinton She knows firsthand what it feels like to be surrounded by rising floodwaters and inside a burning building She s interviewed movie stars including Kevin Costner, ridden an elephant and flown in a governor s helicopter She s covered a national political convention and Pope John Paul II s historic visit to Denver as well as small town festivals celebrating everything from walnuts to Glen Miller Her work was honored by numerous organizations including the Associated Press who called a feature about a firefighter s school story telling genius It was the encouragement she needed to turn from news to fiction She s never looked back.Victoria claims her love of romance and journalism is to due to the influence of her favorite comic book character Lois Lane, a terrific reporter and a great heroine who pursued Superman with an unwavering determination And why not He was extremely well drawn.Victoria grew up traveling the world as an Air Force brat Today, she lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and her dogs Victoria had two bearded collies, Sam and Louie named from characters in one of her books Sam on the left , the best dog in the world for 13 years, passed away in September 2010 Louie took on the position of loyal companion and did a fine job even though he doesn t understand that kitchen counter surfing is not allowed Now he s been joined by Reggie, also a faithful companion.They all live happily ever after in a house under constant renovation and the accompanying parade of men in tool belts And never ending chaos Victoria laughs a great deal she has to.

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    1. London, 1889The newly established Lady Travelers Society, catering to the whims and dreams of women "longing to throw off the shackles of everyday existence and live an adventurous life of travel", may be a place where ladies are given the opportunity to expand their interests and learn their way at globetrotting, but if Miss India Prendergast is not mistaken, it may also be a cover for illegal activities swindling the unsuspecting and naive members out of their money. And her suspicions have gr [...]

    2. It took awhile for the plot to get there, but when it finally did, it was worth the wait!More than the first half of the book drags, presumably because the main character, India Prendergast, is extremely unlikable. However, when the story began to (finally!) unfold, there were several sweet and laugh out loud scenes which were highly entertaining. I absolutely loved the characters of Val, who was hilarious, and Mother, who always knew best (of course).I highly recommend this books prequel novell [...]

    3. I am wavering between 3 and 4 stars here. I enjoyed it, but there were a few plot points that I felt, as the listener, that I was expected to suspend judgement and trust it would all come right in the end. It did, but just. It was superbly narrated, though.India is a very prickly heroine, and it took me at least an hour to even start to like her. She did come around, and by midway, I liked and felt for her quite a lot. Her prickliness was very understandable. Derek is a sweet, well-meaning hero. [...]

    4. This is a slow go and yet, still awesomely enjoyable Series: Believe so. Sexy times: Do not recall. I think there was a bit at the end. Tame city. Plan on reading more by the author: Why not? I'll have to be in the mood though and as of late.Synopsis India's aunt goes missing after "planning a trip" with the Lady Travelers Club which is really just a scam to take elderly women's moola. India is just convinced Derek is the man behind the scheme after she sees him meeting with the three women who [...]

    5. I've given this a B- at AAR, so that's 3.5 stars rounded upThe Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels & Other Gentlemen might well win an award for being the longest title in historical romance! The first book in Victoria Alexander’s new Lady Travelers Guide series, it’s a light-hearted romantic comedy, set mostly in Paris around the time of the Great Exposition, in which a starchy spinster comes up against a charming scoundrel and discovers perhaps her previously held, deeply entrenched opi [...]

    6. Victoria Alexander’s new story, The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels and Other Gentleman, is a pleasant romance adventure. India Prendergast is on a mission to find her missing cousin. She wants the Travel Society to help find her relative considering this group sent her out on a trip to the continent and apparently has lost her. Derek Saunders realizes this can’t be good when the person who is threatening his aunt arrives in person and demands resolution. His only choice is to go to Paris [...]

    7. I love romance novels for the fluff escapism: tame drama, happy-ever-after, armchair time travel, appealing sexytimes.This first book in a new series did that for me, and if you like tame, slow-burn romances, this one is for you. Our heroine, spinster India Prendergast, is convinced the Lady Travelers Society is a scam. Her beloved aunt has disappeared, and the women running the society are unable to locate her. Worse, Derek Saunders, famed bad boy, is related to one of the women who run the soc [...]

    8. This may be the first audio book I have given 5 stars. I read one other book by this author. I enjoyed it but not enough to seek out an entire series by her. I loved this one! The story is funny, and the narrator is great.Unlike others, I did not dislike India. It was Lady Heloise who I did not like. To me, she was just as weak-willed at 50+ as she was at 17.I definitely recommend giving this one a listen!

    9. Originally published at Reading RealityThis is my second book in a row where one of the main characters begins the story desperately requiring the surgical removal of a seemingly permanent stick shoved up their fundament. As in today’s story that’s the heroine rather than the hero, I’m being a bit more delicate in my language referring to the deformity.India Prendergast is more than a bit of a prig. I’d say that she is a “stick in the mud” but as has been previously established, the [...]

    10. 3.5*Review in Portuguese:pepitamagica/20First time I ever read anything by Victoria Alexander. It may be a bit too big – if had 50-100 pages less, it might have been better. It was a bit slow to start, but when the plot starts to develop, it gains some strength. This “guide” is about a girl/woman who was always very serious and never enjoyed the good things in life – and a trip to Paris is going to change that. I liked Derek Saunders from the very beginning, and India Pendergast as I sta [...]

    11. Slow to start but pretty par for the course once it got going. Maybe slightly floofier than the standard historical romance fare -- at least what I've read of it -- but also less sexy-times. It was cute, though, and an enjoyable way to pass this dreary Monday.

    12. Extremely slow-moving, and frankly, boring. A quarter of the way through and nothing has happened. Disappointing considering the title and blurb made it sound so delicious. I just don't have patience these days for books that don't grab me right off the bat. Moving on to the next.

    13. This one, provided by the publisher in return for a review, really crept up on me. The story started at a steady pace, which was continued evenly throughout, but the character development really accelerated, making it a wonderfully entertaining read. Really enjoyable.

    14. The Lady Traveler's Guide totally should have been my catnip. I love historical, and I love to travel, PLUS Paris on the cover? I was sold. But, unfortunately the book didn't quite live up to my expectations.The Story-Our heroine is concerned that her aunt hasn't recently corresponded with her while on a long trip through Europe and blames the Lady Traveler's Society for sending her off without better preparation or methods of contact. The hero's batty aunt is one of the founding society members [...]

    15. I enjoyed this book. I love Aunt Gwen and her friends from the novella, "How to Stop a Wedding in 7 Days or Less". I like Derek Saunders and his stepbrother Percival very much. Derek is a good man and trying to help his aunt with her somewhat fraudulent Lady Travelers Society and Assistance Agency. When India Prendergast threatens legal action for misleading her missing cousin Heloise, he decides to stall her by taking her to Paris to look for Heloise.India is a hard heroine to like at first imp [...]

    16. 3.5 starsThis was a cute book. It's a cheesy premise - heroine's elderly cousin has gone missing on trip to Europe. Heroine blames hero because his great aunt runs the travel company that booked her now lost cousin so hero and heroine travel to Paris to find cousin and of course, romance and sheanegians ensure!That said, I really liked it. I especially enjoyed the character of India and how she matures and grows over the course of the book. Her banter with Derek was great, I really enjoyed their [...]

    17. As a lover of witty Regency Romances, it's no surprise that I enjoyed this late-Victorian historical romance too. India Prendergast is concerned about her cousin, supposedly on a trip to the Continent, but she hasn't heard from her in weeks. The trip was arranged by the Lady Travelers Society, and after going to a meeting, India decides this is a scam and plans to sue. The 70-year-old women running the society turn to great-nephew of one--and he comes to the rescue, feeling obligated to keep the [...]

    18. Unfortunately, this story just didn't work for me. The romance part of the story went VERY slowly. In fact, it really didn't even start to pick up until Derek's mother arrives on the scene about two-thirds through. And, I really didn't like the heroine, India. Not at all. She is a snooty, judgmental know-it-all (even though she doesn't know it all). In fact, pretty much every other character in the book, INCLUDING the hero Derek, discuss how annoying she is. Repeatedly. And there was my other pr [...]

    19. This is more of a 3.5 than a 3, mostly because the beginning dragged despite the interesting premise and a vital hero. In fact, the story only takes off when the characters arrive in Paris, which is over 50 pages into the book. So, finicky readers, stick with it because the latter half is well worth the talky, slowly paced beginning. Secondary characters are vivid and entertaining as well, especially the three elderly founders of the Lady Travelers Society.

    20. I really enjoyed the short story that started this series so I was greatly disappointed when I realize this book had jumped 30 years into the future and most of the characters we enjoyed, were either dead, or didn't show for more than a few scenes at the​ beginning. I could've dealt with that if it wasn't for the meh otp and our favourite ladies not being in the actual travelling adventure​. I felt cheated Even after that I tried to continue the book but it was too boring and I couldn't conn [...]

    21. The beginning was so very frustrating. I liked the storyline, but until like 60% I hated every single character in the book!It took awhile to read this book for many reasons. I wanted to give up, but I saw the potential in it.This book turned out ok not a highly recommend must read right now!April 3, 2017 –43.0% "This is taking forever. The story is good, but the characters are awful.The only character that I can stand is Mrs. Greer.India is beyond annoying with her holy-than-thou attitude. Ye [...]

    22. Posted on Les Romantiques - Le forum du siteReviewed by JazzmenReview Copy from the PublisherThe Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels and Other Gentlemen is the first volume in “The Lady Travelers Guide” series. It is the first book of Victoria Alexander that I read.I was very satisfied with this novel, it has a pretty much original basis and it is very funny, humor is really its strength.So, it’s a novel read with a smile, from the beginning till the end. I also had a few burst of laughter. [...]

    23. *I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that was provided to me by the author and NetGalley*I love Ms. Alexander's writing style - it is light without being fluffy, funny, emotional and poignant. This book had all those elements plus a bit of steam, a missing cousin, a road trip to Paris and wonderful secondary characters!India Prendergast is a no nonsense, independent, sensible woman. She is trying to find her missing cousin, Lady Heloise and all her inquires have been ignored by the Lad [...]

    24. When I saw the covers for Ms. Alexander’s new series I was instantly curious, even more so when I read the stories are set at the end of the 19th century when rules of conduct for women were not as strict as during the regency. I love most of Ms. Alexander’s previous books, so I requested an ARC, but was denied one through Netgalley and then won one anyway during a Facebook giveaway, while I never win anything. So yes, I was looking forward to this book.This is very much the story of the ‘ [...]

    25. I generally love Victoria Alexander's stories so when I was offered a chance to read an ARC for review I jumped on it. Now I feel like I have been given an unpleasant assignment. There is no chemistry between the main characters, the story is stiff, the characters are unpleasant. India Pendergrast has no desire to travel but instigates and then joins a search for her presumably missing older relative. She joins forces with a man she does not trust and indeed, one of the first things he does is t [...]

    26. Series: The Lady Travelers Guide #1Publication Date: June 1, 2017Victoria Alexander’s first book in her new series is a delightfully entertaining, charming and witty tale featuring a straight-laced, uptight spinster and a trying-to-reform rogue. Then, when you add in the three old widows who cause all of the trouble, you just shake your head and smile! I was totally captivated and couldn’t put it down.I have to admit that I never did really come to like India Prendergast, but I did admire he [...]

    27. Fun book. It opens with India, spinster and assistant to Sir Martin, on a mission to discover what has happened to her cousin Heloise. Said cousin departed on a Continental tour supposedly planned and facilitated by the Lady Travelers Society. But when India stops receiving letters from Heloise, and her increasingly frantic inquiries to the Society go unanswered, she begins an investigation. She quickly concludes that the Society is, in fact, a fraud, designed to bilk older ladies with a taste f [...]

    28. 3.5 starsThe premise of this book is so fun: our protagonist's cousin decides to travel the world, but suddenly her letters stop arriving. After 6 weeks, India (our heroine) is super worried and decides she has to do something. She finds out the travel society her cousin was a member of - and responsible for organizing her trip - might be less than legit. She decides to find her cousin herself and expose the agency for the fraud it is. She ends up setting off on an adventure to find her by retra [...]

    29. Finally a historical romance that isn't totally an adventure romance. I've read a lot of Stephanie Laurens recently and though she is a wonderful writer, traveling the high seas in every book can get tiresome.I was quite happy that the traveling in this book was on "the continent".India is the perfect heroine for this type of novel. She's spunky, smart, bookish and has no desire to wed, because she feels she's not attractive. Her cousin Heloise is traveling and gone missing.Derek is the nephew o [...]

    30. This book will delight fans who enjoy reading romances set in rather different locations. The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels and Other Gentlemen (Whoo! What a mouthful!) is set mostly in Paris which was one of the reasons I was so excited to read this. India's aunt Heloise has joined the Lady Travelers Society, a group of women who aid in the planning of world travel for their members. Everything seems fine until Heloise travels to Paris. She's been sending letters to her niece periodically, [...]

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