Hey, honeymooners! Who wants to ride an elephant in Thailand when there are books to be read?! Okay, maybe ride the elephant. But in your down-time (yes, seating arrangements are over and dancing lessons are done), it’s time to start working on your lifetime of happiness . . . with books.
Elin shared her five favorite honeymoon reads with Reader Store, and we were pleasantly surprised. Her picks aren’t just about boy meets girl, but rather they combine the facets of real life that not only make people fall in love, but keep them there for years and years. Elin’s picks combine travel, adventure, family history and new beginnings—they truly represent why love goes beyond just romance.
The Japanese embassy in Lima, Peru gets invaded by guerillas during a high end benefit and everyone inside is either killed or taken hostage. This may not sound like a love story, but the events that unfold during the occupation of the embassy provide tender and incredible romantic couplings.
I have long been an Ellen Gilchrist fan. She is something of a modern-day Faulkner, as all of her novels feature members of the same close-knit southern families. This book is three novellas, and the last one, “A Summer in Maine” about a teenaged couple who get pregnant out of wedlock, is so beautiful in its representation of the strength of the human spirit that it will stay with you forever.
This novel, set in Western Australia, will bedazzle you, and transport you to another world, while grabbing your heart out of your chest. Love, romance, family secrets, and salt water crocodiles.
When I was reading this novel, I called it “fictional heroin,” because it was so addictive and un-put-downable. Morgenstern creates a magical fantasy world that sucks the reader right in, but at the heart of it is a heart-wrenching story of a love that will not die.
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A brilliant and timeless love story by an international master.
Elin Hilderbrand has lived on Nantucket for twenty years. She runs every morning, delivers her children to their sporting events, and occasionally frequents the front row at the Chicken Box. Beautiful Day is her twelfth novel.
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