Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Nine top honeymoon novels by location

Two of nine top books whose locations, often honeymoon destinations, play a vital role in the story, as shared at Martha Stewart Weddings:
The Destination: Paris
Murder on the Quai by Cara Black

We wouldn't blame you if after your heart-tugging proposal and fairy-tale wedding you found yourself just a tiny bit bored of the lovey-dovey stuff … even as you embark on your honeymoon in the world's most romantic city. That's when you turn to tried and true vacation reading: a mystery! This one casts the City of Lights in a film noir role, as the location for gamine detective Aimee Leduc's very first case. A prequel to the bestselling series, all set in Paris, this refreshing change of pace might also be the beginning of (another) long-term relationship.

The Destination: Greece
Santorini Sunsets by Anita Hughes

If you're looking for a novel that will give you a crash course in Greek history, pick up Louis de Bernieres's Corelli's Mandolin. But if you want to read a frothy little paperback about an island wedding that may be going horribly wrong (to unwind from all the effort of making sure your own nuptials went magically right), look no further than this love triangle about a Manhattan socialite torn between her writer ex-husband and her actor about-to-be-husband in the days leading up to her destination wedding. The drama unfolds against the whitewashed villas and cobalt seas of Greece's honeymoon mecca.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue