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MY RECENT RELEASE REVIEW of

The Lady Travelers Guide

to Scoundrels and Other Gentlemen

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by Victoria Alexander

Harlequin (US & Canada) / HQN Books Romance

Publisher’s Description:

Embark on the breathtaking romantic adventures of The Lady Travelers Society in the brand-new series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander

Really, 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 favorite 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 organization 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.

My Thoughts:

Welcome to the first book in this delightful new series by Victoria Alexander. Be prepared to laugh out loud!

The premise of three little old ladies that are widowed and unwilling to ask for financial assistance from their families, bilking others of their age and generation out of their money may not be laughable on the surface, but these three characters make it hilarious.

I loved this funny and touching novel that begins with the supposed disappearance of India Prendergast’s fifty-something year old cousin who has recently embarked on a journey after joining the ranks of the Lady Travelers Society.

India suspects not only fraud, but possible mayhem and that Derek Saunders is behind it all.

Derek Saunders has absolutely nothing to do with the Lady Travelers except that he has discovered that his favorite elderly aunt has come up with the concept that he fears may be fraudulent and frankly quite illegal.
He becomes involved because he is trying to save his aunt and her friends from possible charges of fraud.
What starts out as a relationship of the suspicions of two seemingly incompatible people turns into a love for the ages with three little old ladies telling themselves they are responsible for the ultimate results.

This book is quite a laughable romp. With a frankly staid heroine and a roguish hero and a group of comical cast, how could you go wrong.

I truly loved both the storyline and the characterization and gave this book 4.75 of 5 stars.
There is a underlying sensual nature to this story so it gets 3.75 of 5 flames.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from Harlequin Books, the publisher via NetGalley to read.
This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I have read and reviewed voluntarily.

HAPPY RELEASE DAY TO

These Three Entangled Publishing Romance Titles

Publication Date: June 5th, 2017

Watch For My Upcoming Reviews of Each of These Books



Midsummer Moon

by Laura Kinsale

Digital List Price: $7.99

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A duke’s well-ordered world is turned upside down when a female inventor sends
his heart soaring in this Regency romance by a New York Times–bestselling author.
 
Merlin Lambourne has invented the “speaking box”—a sort of telephone—which is so valuable that Napoleon has killed for it. Sent by the crown to bring both inventor and invention to safety, Ransom Falconer, Duke of Damerell, is shocked to learn Mr. Lambourne is a Miss.
 
Perhaps more shocking, however, are his feelings for the eccentric genius. She is everything he doesn’t like: incapable of following orders, unaware of conventional etiquette, preoccupied, disorganized, and unkempt. Yet she beguiles him. One of the most ingenious inventors in England, she is also one of the country’s greatest hopes in the defense against the power mad Napoleon Bonaparte. Now, if he could just get her mind out of the clouds and convince her to marry him . . .

Merlin is not absentminded, it’s just that she only seems to be able to pay attention to one thing at a time. And maybe she does take everything people say literally, but people ought to say what they mean. Now this Ransom Falconer wants her to forget her current interest in flying machines and focus on the speaking box she’s lost interest in finishing. It’s quite disconcerting. In fact, everything about him is disconcerting; in her isolated life Merlin has never met anyone who affects her quite like Ransom does.
 
With her trademark blend of heartwarming characters and a hilarious conflict, Midsummer Moon is yet another winner from the author of Flowers from the Storm, praised by Lisa Kleypas as “the gold standard in historical romance.”

The Rose and The Thorn

MacPherson Brides Book 1

by Mischelle Creager

Digital List Price: $3.99

FREE For a Limited Time at:

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1116139382Publisher’s Description:

She didn’t trust any man. He didn’t trust himself.
The death of Sarah Greer’s husband granted her two things—freedom from his abuse and his large estate.  In hopes of freeing her younger brother from their controlling grandfather, the pair travels to the new mining town of Central City, only Sarah finds herself caught up in scheme that forces her to marry again.
The last thing widower Mac MacPherson wants is a marriage of convenience. Haunted by the past, the only reason he left his family’s Colorado ranch is to hunt down the last man to see his wife alive. But when he finds himself hitched to Sarah, he can’t ignore the woman who gets under his skin—or the sparks that fly when they’re together. 
Can Sarah and Mac put the past behind them and find a future together?

This edgy historical romance is Book 1 in the MacPherson Brides series.

Book 2: The Scar and The Star
Book 3: The Hawk and The Eagle



Letters From a Patchwork Quilt

by Clare Flynn

Digital List Price: $4.99

$0.99 Sale Price at Amazon

Price Goes back to Digital Retail June 7th, 2017

or Read FREE With KindleUnlimited

Publisher’s Description:1390851227

“A story of love, loss and tragedy:

a heartbreaking and moving tale” Readers’ Favorite

From the author of A Greater World

In 1875, 18-year-old would-be poet, Jack Brennan, runs away from home to avoid being pushed into the priesthood. Life soon looks rosy for Jack when he lands the teaching job he’s always dreamed of and meets the love of his life, Eliza Hewlett. But his world is shattered when Mary Ellen, his landlord’s daughter, falsely accuses him of fathering the child she is expecting.

Jack and Eliza decide to escape to America. As they are about to sail, Jack is arrested and dragged from the ship, leaving Eliza alone en route to New York with only a few shillings in her pocket. Desperate and helpless, Jack is forced into marrying the woman he despises.

How will Eliza cope alone and penniless in New York? Can Jack make a new life amid the ruins of his hopes and dreams? Will the lovers meet again?

If you like complex and believable characters with flaws and weaknesses you will love Letters from a Patchwork Quilt.

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