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This week’s theme: Books Set in a Place I’d Love to Visit (real places or fictional). What fun! In no particular order, here are mine.
Murder on the Med is set in Greece. That’s definitely on my list of places to visit.
The Blessing Way is set in New Mexico, as are all of Hillerman’s Leaphorn and Chee books. I’ve been there, but it’s been a long time. I’d like to go back and visit and include a stop at a dear friend’s house.
The Owl Service is set in Wales. That’s been a bucket list trip for a while now.
Under Lock & Skeleton Key is set in California. I’ve been to California, sure. But I want to go visit Tempest and her family specifically. I want to hang out with Grannie Mor and eat some of Grandpa Ash’s cooking. I want to explore the house with its secret staircases and odd angles and hidey-holes. It would be fun!
Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe – any of Heather Webber’s books, really. In this one, the setting is Wicklow, Alabama. And I would like to eat at the Blackbird Cafe. But the small Southern towns she writes, they all call to me.
Sunrise is set in Alaska. Susan May Warren’s descriptions are so vivid and so beautiful, I’d love to see it. Even in winter. When it’s cold. And I don’t like cold. But I’d go there.
The Vanishing Type is set in Miracle Springs, North Carolina. I’ve also been to North Carolina. I want to go specifically to Miracle Springs. I want Hester to bake a comfort scone just for me. I want to browse Miracle Books and see what Nora recommends.
Magic’s Pawn is the first in Mercedes Lackey’s The Last Herald-Mage series, and but one of her books set in the kingdom of Valdemar. I’ve wanted to visit Valdemar since I first met Vanyel and all of the characters that inhabit the kingdom and the world as a whole.
Murder by Mocha is set in New York City. I am not a city girl. I’ve never had a huge envie to go to the Big Apple. But if I could meet Clare Cosi and all of her awesome baristas, and Mike Quinn, and Matteo, and Madame, and have coffee and treats at the Village Blend, I would be there in a hot second.
Living on New Orleans Time is set in New Orleans as much as anywhere. Y’all who’ve followed along with the blog might know I’m a Louisiana girl. You might be thinking, why do you want to go to New Orleans? Haven’t you been there a lot already? The answer to that second question would be, I’ve been a fair bit. But I don’t really want to go to New Orleans. Instead, I want to go to Tennessee. You see, the author of this book is my biological dad. That’s where he is. I was adopted as a baby and only found him last year. So I want to go meet him in person and hug his neck. That would be the best ever! (And y’all go get the book. It’s a memoir and travelogue and collection of fascinating writing from a unique point of view. I’m not just saying that ’cause he’s my dad. Y’all should already know I don’t say nice things about books I don’t actually like.)