Lord Langley Is Back in Town

Lord Langley Is Back in Town

by Elizabeth Boyle

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Overview

“Elizabeth Boyle has a delightful flair for Regency wit and humor.”
 —Nicole Jordan

“Wit, passion, and adventure, Elizabeth Boyle has it all!”
—Julia Quinn

RITA Award-winning, USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Boyle writes the kind of fast-paced, sensual historical romances that fans of writers like Lisa Kleypas and Christina Dodd absolutely adore—and she’s set the bar even higher now that Lord Langley is Back in Town! When the dashing diplomat and British spy  returns to England, he turns a young beauty’s world upside-down—and puts her in a most compromising position that nothing short of a wedding will remedy—in the delightful third book in a highly creative and wickedly fun Regency series from the phenomenal Elizabeth Boyle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410438843
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 07/20/2011
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 479
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Boyle has always loved romance and now lives it each and every day by writing adventurous and passionate stories that readers from all around the world have described as “page-turners.” Since her first book was published, she’s seen her romances become New York Times and USA Today bestsellers and has won the RWA RITA® and the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Awards. She resides in Seattle with her family, her garden, and her always-growing collection of yarn. Readers can visit her at www.elizabethboyle.com, or follow her own adventures on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.  www.avonromance.com www.facebook.com/avonromance 

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Lord Langley Is Back in Town 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 113 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
For two years the Ton assumed traitor Ellis, Baron Langley was dead. Now, he is back with plans to uncover who accused him unjustly of treason and why as the widower wants to go home to spend time with his beloved daughters after twenty-five years of loyal service to the Crown. As he climbs up a drainpipe of his house, the quintet of Nannies invade the same home occupied by Lady Minerva Sterling. While he enters her bedroom, she tosses out the army of ex's. He offers her a betrothal of convenience so she can avoid scandal and he can avoid women. She accepts but gives him three prim and proper rules that he acquiesces to. Still, as he investigates the accusations, he tries to seduce the ugly flannel off his fiancée; not realizing his adversaries give better opportunities to hold her than his seductive attempts. The latest Standon Widows Regency romance (see Mad About the Duke and How I Met My Countess) is a great suspense thriller as the disgraced hero works diligently to clear his name and to make it with the prim and proper widow. The story line is fast-paced but it is the zany cast especially the Nannies who make for an entertaining, often amusing, but always dangerous to either the heart or the body tale. Harriet Klausner
Howdyholly More than 1 year ago
This book is OK at best, I REALLY think it is supposed to be a companion book to some other books by Elizabeth Boyle. If you have read all her other books, you MAY be able to keep up with the extensive cast of characters that are name dropped through the book. Yikes! There are at least 4 "Nannies" 2 daughters and a main Heroine as well as 2 other friends (and that is just the women! YIKES!) The story is Ok, entertaining, but it is frustrating as well because you will probably be like me and saying "why doesn't she just throw them out?" through most of the book. If you can suspend you disbelief for a while, it's a cute read. Not Ms. Boyles best.
bookworm2bookworm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I reviewed this book for Romance Reader At Heart website. RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS: For the last three years, Lord Langley has been thought dead, a traitor to his country, and now he is ready to return and clear his name. There you go. That's the main plot. Minerva is one of the three, and the last one of the Standon widows who have been given an ultimatum by Lord Langley's daughter Felicity to `get themselves hitched' or be financially cut off by her husband, the Duke. Well, the other two got themselves `hitched' in HOW I MET MY COUNTESS and MAD ABOUT THE DUKE. Now it was Minerva's turn; with the build up from the previous series, and especially from Felicity's story in LOVE LETTERS FROM A DUKE, I was anxiously awaiting this story. I'd like to let you all know that I loved "The Bachelor Chronicles" and its extension through "The Standon Widows" has been so much fun to read. That is until this book. What happened to the `master spy' we all thought him to be? This man was nothing of what he was purported to be in previous books. And as for the `nannies', well, we could have done without them. For that matter, we could have done without Lord Langley! After I finished reading this book, I wished he was dead and buried, or lost forever! I didn't like him one bit. He was forty going on twenty, and an utter turn-off to me as a reader, so I'm surprised that Minerva fell for him! And now we come to Minerva. We met her in the previous books, but if you decide to read the book, you'll find out a secret about her that I didn't see coming, and I guess that's the only thing I liked about this book. Minerva was one of those characters you love to hate or hate to love. Take your pick! LORD LANGLEY IS BACK IN TOWN was just too disappointing, and I'm going to say that my high expectations of it is the least of the reasons for it. I expected and truly wanted a mature hero and heroine. I was ready for it, and I was let down by his story. There's so much going on in this book that I got a headache keeping it all straight in my head! I say if you need to read it, get it from the Library, but do not spend your money on this book. I wish I hadn't read it; then at least I would have had `my fond memories' of this series.
riikkat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lord Langley has been mistakenly presumed dead for years, but is now back in town to clear his name of accusations of treason. This is much to the chagrin of Minerva Sterling, a decent and proper widow, in whose bedroom Langley accidentally stumples and whom Langley bethroths forthwith. Minerva can't help falling for Langley though and together they try to restore Langley's reputation.I picked this up on a whim to read on my iPad and I was both pleasantly surprised and a bit disappointed. I haven't read Boyle's previous books in this series at all. Luckily I felt that in the end that didn't make much difference in understanding the plot.The book begins with a very interesting cast of characters. There's Langley and Minerva, both with their own very intriguing secrets, both very likable and fun. There's the troop of Langley's former lovers, who have taken over Minerva's house in the hopes of seeing Langley again. There's also the charismatic and loyal servants, who all play their part in the story. The mysteries surrounding Minerva and Langley seem like the most interesting part of the whole book. The reader is left guessing how the secrets are ever going to be solved.And here is my biggest bone to pick with the story. I felt like Langley's secrets don't really get solved at all. The writer has come up with this exciting storyline and there's so much promise to it. However for the first 75 % of the book Langley's situation just doesn't seem to move forward at all. Various schemes are made, the exact content and significance of which are left rather unclear to the reader. In the end all is solved in what feels like a rushed series of lucky coincidenses.Add to this the fact that the reader should believe that the two main characters fall in love with each other totally and irrevocably in the space of about three days and the result is rather confusing and slightly irritating as well.Well, despite all its promise this book just wasn't for me. I loved Minerva and Langley, I just thought they had very little time to develop their relationship. The mystery would have benefited greatly from a few extra chapters as well.
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One of the shorter books ive read, but most enjoyable even so! I look forward to reading more of her books!
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It is a fast read, with humor and romance and a little mystery. A good read, Julia Quinn is right, it was enjoyable.
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