The Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl (The Lady Travelers Society, #3) by Victoria Alexander

The Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl (The Lady Travelers Society, #3)

Set sail for love in this sparkling new adventure in #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander’s Lady Travelers Society series.Harry Armstrong has spent years in Egypt, recovering relics and disregarding rules. Now he’s back in England with a new title and a new purpose: penning his exploits. But his efforts are overshadowed by London’s favorite writer about Egypt—a woman they call The Queen of the Desert, of all things. Wor...

Details The Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl (The Lady Travelers Society, #3)

TitleThe Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl (The Lady Travelers Society, #3)
Release DateNov 20th, 2018
PublisherHQN Books
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction

Reviews The Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl (The Lady Travelers Society, #3)

  • DJ Sakata
    Favorite Quotes:She had insisted on accompanying Sidney for the sake of propriety although they both knew propriety was the last thing on the older woman’s mind. She simply didn’t want to miss what happened next and no doubt had orders from Poppy and the lady travelers guide to Gwen to report back every detail.The next elderly lady, with graying dark hair, a hat just as ridiculous as the first woman’s and the overbearing manner of a dragon ...
  • Ezinwanyi
    This audiobook was a grand adventure and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. It was like following a female Indiana Jones except the lady was an author not an archeologist. The plot was similar to the prior books in this series. It was more of a historical romantic suspense story because the romance was secondary to the main characters drive to find some historical artifacts. Miss Sidney Honeywall has been writing under the pseudonym Mrs. Gordon, garn...
  • Becca
    I have been reading and enjoying Victoria Alexander's books for years. However, for some reason, I got way behind on her Lady Traveler's Society books and only read the prequel novella for the series. When I read that this book was returning to Egypt (some of Alexander's early books, including my personal favorite, The Perfect Wife, also take place there), I knew now was the time to dive in.Alexander's writing is smart. There is something about i...
  • Mariana
    Least favorite in the series thus far. Maybe I prefer listening to this series? Of course, the entire story is centered around deception which persists until the very end. That is not my favorite. Plus, I did not like Harry. He is an immature 38 year old child who still gets too drunk and causes expensive damage and thinks of women only as objects to be used and discarded right up until the start of the story. I like forgiveness and redemption. H...
  • Blodeuedd Finland
    Off we go on an adventure to Egypt! And since we did spend most of the time in Egypt I was glad for it, (no long sea journey ;)Sydney writes short stories for a paper, a heroine called Millicent who lives the life of an adventurer in Egypt. Just, it seems everyone thinks she is real! And while Sydney loves Egypt she has never been there.Harry spent almost 20 years in Egypt and he is trying to write a novel, with facts! Not silly adventures that d...
  • Monique
    Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow!Have you ever read a book that you cannot wait to tell everyone about how amazing it is? THE LADY TRAVELERS GUIDE TO DECEPTION WITH AN UNLIKELY EARL is one of those. Miss Sidney Honeywell is the authoress of the Tales of a Lady Adventurer in Egypt under the name of Mrs. Gordon. Everyone raves about her articles and her book, but Sidney is not a widow and has never set foot in Egypt. “Mrs. Gordon” and the Earl of Brenton...
  • Marlene
    Originally published at Reading RealityI kept expecting Amelia Peabody Emerson to walk through the lobby of Shepheard’s Hotel at any moment. Not that this is her story, but she and her entourage would have fit right into the adventures of Harry Armstrong, Sidney Honeywell and the gaggle of elderly ladies who are alternately chaperoning and matchmaking the couple – when they’re not aiding and abetting a criminal enterprise or two.And there...
  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    The Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl by Victoria Alexander is book Three in The Lady Travelers Society Series. This is the story of Sidney Honeywell and Harry Armstrong. I haven't yet read the previous books, so for me this was a standalone book. Harry is returning from his adventures from Egypt thinking to document them. But he also has a new title the Earl of Brenton. When he decides to show Sidney as a fake for her artic...
  • Shawna Wood (A Girl and Her Books)
    I'll start of this reviewing saying I'm a total mood reader and I was not really in the mood for this book. I had to read it as part of a review tour and didn't have the ability to set the book aside. The story did have its moments and there were a few times where I would laugh out loud at some of the craziness.I liken this book to a comical farce and was quite a fun and charming read. The characters often found themselves in crazy or zany circum...
  • Mara Pemberton
    I love this series. The main characters that are great and well written. But my favorite characters are the 3 older ladies who started THE LADY TRAVELERS GUIDE Travelers club, having never set a foot out of England are the best part of the books and a hoot. I thank Ms. Alexander in writing this series. She's come with a wonderful lighthearted series just right for getting one's perspective back after reading several serious books over a holiday.
  • Sharyn
    I loved Sidney and Harry and I especially loved the setting of Egypt. It was very interesting to learn the history of Egypt and how tourism invaded in the Victorian era. A fun listen (I had the Audible version) although the romance is a very slow burn. One thing is Mr. Nazal, one of the Egyptians in the book sounded like Dracula. I’m not sure actually what an Egyptian accent sounds like but it always sounded funny to me when he was speaking but...
  • Sharlene
    This series has truly unique plots and characters. The "Lady Travelers" finally got to go on an adventure in this book, which was an enemies to lovers story with a few plot twists, a few deceptions and some sneaky ladies. Harry and Sidney started out at cross purposes, but they slowly began to respect each other and had an undeniable attraction. Lots of humor in this book and series, mostly on the part of the Lady Travelers founders.
  • Tracy Emro
    4.5 stars rounded up.Sidney Gordon Honeywell is the author of the wildly successful series "Tales of a Lady Adventurer in Egypt", a fictional depiction of her grandmother's adventures. Sidney never claimed the stories were true or that she was the heroine - but somehow that is what everyone believes and her publisher believed it was best to continue the ruse. But now the Earl of Brenton has been sending letters to the Times denouncing her as a fr...
  • Elodie
    I was not sure when I began to read this book if I would like it, at first, with the Lady Travelers group as chaperone to Miss Sidney Honeywell and all the secrets from both parties, I wondered if it would not be too much, too many mysteries and too many protagonists but I was very wrong.Each one of the different characters surrounding the main couple added to the story, from the trio of ladies to the reporter and even the locals encountered.I lo...
  • Kathy
    4.5 stars.The Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl by Victoria Alexander is a delightfully engaging historical romance. This newest addition to the Lady Travelers Society series can be read as a standalone but I also HIGHLY recommend the previous two installments as well.Writing under the pen name Mrs. Gordon, Miss Sidney Honeywell is the author ofa much loved series about adventures set in Egypt.She uses her grandmother's jour...
  • Carrie
    I received an ARC through Netgalley.Miss Sidney Honeywell, aka Mrs. Gordon and Queen of the Desert, has gained quite a fan base with her tales of Egypt. Problem is, she’s never actually been there; her stories are based on the journals of her grandmother, Althea Gordon, and years of research.One person who isn’t a fan of Sidney’s stories is Harry Armstrong, newly appointed Earl of Brenton and aspiring writer. He has spent many years in Egyp...
  • Joanna Loves Reading
    This was a fun book that mostly took place in Egypt. It is the third full-length novel in the series, associated with the Lady’s Travelers Society and set in the late Victorian period.Throughout the series, one of the constants has been the three widows and founders of the Lady’s Traveller’s Society. They are either aunts or surrogate aunts, with a mischievous bend, to the hero or heroine and have been fun, entertaining characters in the se...
  • LilyElement
    The Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl is book 3 in The Lady Travelers Society series. This was my first book by Victoria Alexander and I had such a good time with it. I need to check out the other books in this series soon since I had such a good time with this one. I can't say I've read many Historical Romance books with the setting outside of London, much less being in Egypt. It was rather refreshing and I wound up loving ...
  • eyes.2c
    Irresistible Egyptian hi jinks!With a throwaway hint to Sherlock Holmes, Miss Sidney Honeywell and Harry Armstrong (who unknown to Sidney is her protagonist, the Earl of Brenton) begin their challenge.“Then the game is afoot, Mrs. Gordon."What game is that? To prove that Sidney is author Mrs Gordon, a well travelled Egyptologist from her side of the fence, and from Harry's, to prove that Mrs Gordon has never at foot in Egypt, let alone done the...
  • Niki
    This is the story of spinster Sidney, an untraveled author of stories on Egypt and Harry, a very well-traveled expert on Egypt who calls Sidney out as a fraud. This leads to the both of them traveling to Egypt with three charming older ladies and one nosy reporter in tow.This book was quite different from what I was expecting and from what I've been reading lately, but I really enjoyed it. Parts of it moved a bit slowly, but thanks to the banter ...
  • viktoria
    This had a delightful screwball romantic comedy kind of vibe, which was not what I expected going in, but it worked! It was not unlike a tasty piece of fluffy pie. Pros: The tone was light and seriously funny, the dialogue, the meddlesome "old ladies," the banter, neither the hero nor the heroine were very angsty* or full of themselves.* Don't get me wrong, I love angst and turmoil a stupid amount, but I loved that Alexander framed this in such a...
  • Tabetha Waite
    I have long been a fan of Victoria Alexander’s writing. Several of her books are on my “keeper” shelf, and while I enjoy reading stories about Egypt, there is something magical about the pyramids and the endless waves of sand, it was the characters that didn’t appeal to me. I found a lack of chemistry between Sidney and Harry and while the older ladies were delightful and witty, I had a hard time keeping them straight.
  • Milena
    The Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl was an OK read for me. I liked the hero and heroine's verbal sparring, I loved the meddlesome old ladies of the Lady Travelers Society, and there were quite a few funny moments that made me laugh, but, overall, I found the book to be too long and quite boring at times. I would have enjoyed it more if it was around a hundred pages shorter and more fast-paced.
  • Sharyn
    This book took me longer than usual as I read it at bowling, but today I brought it home and finished it. I loved all the characters and enjoyed the descriptions of Egypt. It is 1892 and our 3 founders of the Lady Travelers club, Poppy, Effie and Gwen convince their protege Sydney, a writer of books about Egypt, to take a challenge from an Earl to prove she is actually been to Egypt. Harry, the Earl's nephew is the challenger and they all set off...
  • Deniz
    3.5 StarsVery cute and thoroughly entertaining.
  • Tahyun
    This story was somehow an exciting slow burn. It took its time but I was still flipping pages (figuratively; it was a digital copy) as fast as I possibly could!Oh, la, do I love historical romances set abroad! Don't get me wrong, ballrooms and Hyde Park are wonderful - but it's nice to get out and about every now and again. The author truly paints the scenes in the most marvelous ways. I have never been to Egypt (and certainly not Egypt of the 19...
  • Susan
    Another fun journey with the Lady Travelers Society, and like the previous book, our intrepid travelers are not quite what they seem. Sidney has been writing her adventure stories about Egypt for some time, using her grandmother's journals for inspiration. They are wildly popular, and she discovered too late that people believe that they are her adventures. To confess the truth would destroy her reputation and her only source of income. When the ...
  • Donna
    This book should be exactly my kind of thing, but the conflict is all simple, surface stuff. It also focuses more on plot and research dumps than on characters.
  • Amy A
    4.5Harry Armstrong spent years in Egypt at first relishing the adventure of the exotic locale, then later, realizing the sanctity of preserving and protecting the history and art of the relics he was uncovering from those who would sell such artifacts for personal gain. If anything, Harry knows how unforgiving the deserts of Egypt can be, that's why, after the death of a friend about a year ago, Harry left Egypt with no intention of ever going ba...
  • SidneyKay
    Look into my eyes - you're going on a journey.. a long journey...Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl is another story in Victoria Alexander’s Lady Traveler’s Society series. This is also a book which, for me, turned out to be hard to review. As a comedy adventure story it was fantastic, but as a romance it doesn’t quite work.This story had a great set-up for a romance tale; I just wish there had been more romance. Sidney Hone...