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  1. The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank

    The Secret Annex which has been now turned into a museum in Netherlands. It offers a glimpse of Anne Frank’s life during her hideout period. My partner and I have grown up listening and learning about Anne Frank. Definitely, not a romantic location but will surely inspire both of us.

  2. Mistress of Mellyn-1st Gothic romance novel, written by Eleanor Hibbert under the pen name Victoria Holt

    It is set in Cornwall England,a Celtic nation country,full of sandy beaches, towering cliffs, seaside resorts, fishing ports and moors.My partner and I long to stay on a seaside resort and enjoy the beauty

  3. On my bedside table right now is Land Of The Seven Rivers by Sanjeev Sanyal.

    Oh my, I will be in ancient India and enjoying romance Harappan style. ❤
    Imagine, sitting on the banks of the beautiful Saraswati river dressed in the gorgeous fashionable jewellery and clothes of that time and looking into the eyes my rugged sun-tanned husband!

  4. I’m currently reading Congo by Michael Crichton.

    While the Lost City of Zinj may not be romantic in the traditional sense, Congo is the home to Bonobos, the most romantic species of the chimpanzees, who believe in live and let live, enjoy life! Serendipity!!

  5. On my kindle now, Croissants and Jam a romcom by Lynda Renham.

    French countryside, glorious weather, Cote d’Azur dotted with vineyards hosting charming wine trails, doesn’t get any headier! Idyllic, romantic and tres chic, I love the chic part, he loves the wine….the romance is just waiting to happen!

  6. Current Read – Death Under the Deodars – Ruskin Bond

    Walking in the misty mountains of Mussoorie, under the mighty deodar trees, stopping to pick wild blossoms dotting the paths. Finally ending up in a quaint cottage sipping a cup of hot chocolate, wrapped in sweaters, ah bliss! Hopefully, it doesn’t end in murder 😉

  7. I am reading (in fact re reading) Khaled Hossaini’s “The Kite Runner” a book close to my heart.
    And I want to visit the pre war Afghanistan when Kabul was a cosmopolitan city. Western culture, including movies and literature, mixed with Afghan traditions, such as kite fighting in the winter prevailed. A picture totally different from what we see and read about the country now.

  8. Kolkata!!

    Reading The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri. The setting of the city in those yester years, the backdrop of Calcutta university and naxal movement, the eerie intimacy of hired phone calls once a week between lovers are reminiscent of how perhaps my parents had dated for many years before marrying each other and having me. It strikes a close chord, these details. The unflinching loyalty of love against tides, the unfailing surrender and trust is perhaps as dead as that time itself.

  9. Currently, I’m enjoying the cool October breeze of London, U.K., with the main character of my current read, WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE DIES, by Nicci French. It’s rainy here, as if the city of London is also personifying my own feelings of unfulfilled love, longing, and finally closure when the sun peeps through in the morning.

  10. Currently reading- An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

    As per the locations in my current book , i would love to get transported to “Countryside Tennessee” .
    -> I have always dreamt of living in such a place where i am surrounded by natural beauty and peace all around.Living in a farmhouse with my partner and probably owning a small eatery around my house … AAH heavenly . Even thinking of it makes me want to chase that dream <3

  11. Unfinished Portrait by Agatha Christie (Writing as Mary Westmacott)

    “Grannie lived in Wimbledon and Celia liked staying with her very much. The features of Grannie’s house were first, the garden – a square pocket handkerchief of green, bordered with rose trees……but the crown and glory of the garden was a big ash tree trained over wire supports to make an arbour.”

    This is definitely my idea of a romantic spot (even if I have to deal with a cranky Grannie to get there!)

  12. Reading Sita, The Warrior Princess by Amish.

    I wouldn’t mind getting transported to a beautiful garden at Ayodhya. Walking under a canopy of dense creepers and beautiful blossoms, swaying on a swing of flowers, waiting for my Prince. Listening to the cuckoo cooing, and lovely white swans crisscrossing my path, I would love to enjoy droplets of the first shower on my face and watching the peacock dance.

  13. Currently reading ‘The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency’ by Alexander McCall Smith.

    I would love to be transported with my love to the verandah in Mma Ramotswe’s house. We’d sit there sipping redbush tea, looking at the edges of the Kalahari, speckled with acacia trees and listening to the call of the Go-Away bird.

  14. I am skimming through the Bejan Daruwala book on Predictions for Aquarius.

    I believe that one can shape destiny and so I know I can travel to any place I desire. For my upcoming 25th Wedding Anniversary, I would like to travel to Greece, Santorini islands for their exquisitely romantic island living with bright flowers and the sea by the side; where I can hold my soul mate’s hand and gaze into the horizon forever.

  15. I am currently reading “only love is real’ by Dr. Brian Weiss.

    Love thrives in solitude, amidst serene surroundings. I would like us to go back to Kodaikanal and relive our honeymoon days. The newness coupled with heightened awareness could do with a repeat.

  16. I am currently reading The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing.

    The first part of the book transports me to Mashopi in Africa, where passions run high, and where I would like to sit on the verandah of the Mashopi Hotel with my lover. We would enjoy the sunlight and drink golden beer while reading Keats’ poetry aloud to each other.

  17. I would be transported to Denny’s restaurant in metropolitan Tokyo. A good place for a date since I’ve never been to Tokyo, a place with neon lights and men in briefcases, smart girls in short skirts making their way in the hustle and bustle of the city.

    Currently reading ‘After Dark’ by Murakami

  18. I a currently reading “seven habits of highly effective people” by Stephen Covey. I see myself staying in one of the hotels which the author describes as having made a mission statement for themselves so that they can provide excellent customer service

  19. Romantic books make you travel the whole world. And they say “when you doubt, TRAVEL” Romance is a fragnance that sets everything right.

    Two eyes are enough to make the whole world blind. Any place can be a romantic one when you have your beloved aside. Water seems like beer and the place turns to an aura of romance admist a bollywood song.

  20. Reading Love stories that touched my heart by Ravinder Singh
    Its a beautiful collection of stories in which people developed love in their hearts who never believed in it.It takes me to a beautiful romantic Beach in Phuket where all things are calm n soothing n I can find my love n peace around.

  21. Currently reading Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James and transported to the City of Love “Paris”. Paris is the perfect setting for Love and romance with the iconic Eiffel Tower in the background. Its exquisite cuisine paired with champagne and music, winding but beautiful alleys give the right kind of intimacy and will make everybody a die hard romantic.

  22. I am reading CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTES famous book WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES. I would like to go to not a particular city but American countryside which is the exact opposite of its greatest cities like New York,Los Angeles or Washington DC. The outdoors is where real women seek adventure and sometimes also find not just new places and new wisdom but themselves.

  23. I am currently reading: The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
    The incredible travelogue takes me through a bouquet of countries but the one that swept me off my feet is Iceland. The very spirit of the country is so liberating. A country that does not judge anyone. where success and failures hold hands to move towards excellence. A country that promotes idyllic life without forcing idealism down anyone’s throat. That is where I would love to be transported with the love of my life.

  24. I am currently reading Invisible Ties by Nadya A R which is taking me through the lanes of Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia and London.

    Currently somewhere in the lanes of Karachi, Pakistan:

    I came here in search of unfamiliarity yet every nook and corner looks so familiar. As if life decided to disguise itself, come from behind in hushed footsteps, closed my eyes with her hands and whispered, “Surprise! Guess who?”

  25. The Zahir by Paulo Coelho the novel is an account of a troubled relationship of protagonist & his wife, set in the city of love, Paris!!
    Not much is needed to say, those fairytale cafes, paradisiacal view of Effiel, lively streets, downtown, the hideouts of french hippies in the town, the book covers them all beautifully!!

  26. I just read sudeep nagarkar’s book “it all started with a friend request” and realized how bad someone’s obsession can grow and sometimes ignoring it is not the best thing. And never judge a person too quickly no matter how good they the may harm you for their own sake so trust the one who is right and make decision after knowing both sides point of view. I m seeking for the universe where love is superior and no matter how bad the situation is having love by your side can make you strong.

  27. Currently hooked onto Chitra Divakaruni’s ”Before we visit the Goddess’ that meanders through Kolkata, Assam & Texas, but what would transport me to a romantic high, would be to an absolutely untealated dream destination! To stunning Palm Jumeirah, the goegeous, man-made archipelago, set against the emerald waters of the Arabian Gulf. Iconic, mesmerising & thrilling, the playground of the glamorous & rich, where I & my Greek God would passionately kiss, laugh, jog along the magnificent coastline, feel love explode into iridescent hues & orgasmic delight, watching the glorious sunrise & sunsets in the most luxe emirate, symbol of global engineering marvel, laze around in crystal clear lagoons, sip rich wine, speed away on pristine yachts slicing through rippling, turquoise waves, gaze unwavering into each other’s eyes over candle-lit dinners & serenade under twinkling, mischievous stars, on its private beaches, redefining love n life, in this surreal, bohemian, lotus-eaters paradise ❤️

  28. To the fog filled peaks of Sikkim, where we will stare at the vastness of life and love. Wrapped up in each other, we will talk to the hills, share our secrets with them and hear our heartbeats amidst the mystic silence.

  29. I am not reading any book currently (sad times, really) but if given a hocus pocus chance, then I would like to visit Darcy’s fictional country estate Pemberley, in Derbyshire, England.

    It would be an absolute delight to walk through the same greenery, sit by the same lake, trace my fingers through the same staircase where once my favourite romantic couple from Austen’s Pride and Prejudice -Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett- walked, engaged in verbal battles and drowned in each other’s eyes!

    Austen’s description of the place through Elizabeth Bennett makes me wonder, “To be mistress of Pemberley might actually be something.”

  30. I was reading ‘Sexual Life in Ancient India’ by Johann Jakob Meyer a month ago and I would love to be transported to Deeper parts of Himalayas, exploring the caves and dwellings of Yoginis’ and Tantric Masters in deep forests and feel the echoes of their mysterious life resonating through the portal of time, Sensuality and Spirituality blending into a potion of bliss, and I drink it under the full moon light.

  31. I Heart Paris – Lindsey Kelk

    The city that lights and soothes me so bright. The Eiffel Tower so gorgeous, with architecture so sensuous, the cafes that lit Love, and the streets that have history unheard. There is a reason Paris has such unconditional love, the love so pure and untouched.

  32. I’m reading “On Writing” by Stephen King and I don’t mind being transported to one of the beaches of Miami. I’d be lounging on a beach chair, basking in the September sun, a Pinacolada in hand and the DH by my side, romanticising me and whispering sweet nothings.

  33. “Far From the Madding Crowd” by Thomas Hardy (the one that is currently on my hands) might not typically sound as the title of a love story, but it is – that of its leading lady Bathsheba Everdene and her three suitors. It certainly accounts for a very engrossing read and is considered to be a classic not without any reason.
    With the English countryside at the backdrop, it has lots of reference to green hills and valleys and of course, sheep – flock or herd of sheep, indeed. Sheep- ands lots of them- grazing across the lush green land of Great Britain surrounded only by the tranquil and beauty of an untainted nature. The leading lady, Bathsheba, while reading the novel, could be easily imagined carrying a sheep in her arms and walking across the green highlands of England, and so does the leading man, Gabriel Oak –who is shown to be a very good carer of sheep. The setting of the novel, apart from its intriguing characters, and the intricacy of their relationship, also draws the reader to the wonderful rural area of the West.
    While going around Wales and Lake District in the United Kingdom, I could imagine what landscape the writer must have envisioned while penning this fantastic tale. Also, I could spot a couple of rare ‘Black sheep’ as well, reminding me of the English phrase: “the Black sheep of the family”.

  34. “Far From the Madding Crowd” by Thomas Hardy (the one that is currently on my hands) might not typically sound as the title of a love story, but it is – that of its leading lady Bathsheba Everdene and her three suitors. It certainly accounts for a very engrossing read and is considered to be a classic not without any reason.
    With the English countryside at the backdrop, it has lots of reference to green hills and valleys and of course, sheep – flock or herd of sheep, indeed. Sheep (and lot of them) grazing across the lush green land of Great Britain surrounded only by the tranquil and beauty of an untainted nature. The leading lady, Bathsheba, while reading the novel, could be easily imagined carrying a sheep in her arms and walking across the green highlands of England, and so does the leading man, Gabriel Oak –who is shown to be a very good carer of sheep. The setting of the novel, apart from its intriguing characters, and the intricacy of their relationship, also draws the reader to the wonderful rural area of the West.
    While going around Wales and Lake District in the United Kingdom, I could imagine what landscape the writer must have envisioned while penning this fantastic tale. Also, I could spot a couple of rare ‘Black sheep’ as well, reminding me of the English phrase: “the Black sheep of the family”.

  35. Currently reading – 20 Love Poems Ever by Rabindranath Tagore

    There are many places which carry the air of love, but one place which I feel will be transported to is Kasauli which has to offer a clear blue sky, the chirping of birds, pleasant evenings to bring out the love and romance.

  36. My current read – At present, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has kept me hooked with her “The Vine of Desire” , the sequel to “The Sister of my Heart” .

    Oh the silly wanderings of my heart, when I read a good book or watch a beautiful movie. And, given a chance, which romantic location I would escape to? Ah well! Dear one, it has to be the bridge of Amsterdam under which Hazel Grace, and Augustus Walters did spend their lovely time together.
    Why, out of all the places , my heart first thinks of that place? Because, that scene of the novel , as well as of the movie left a deep impression on my heart. That particular moment when Hazel would be just lying her head on Augustus’ shoulder, and he would be happily wrapping her to his skin! Without even looking into each other’s eyes , yet feeling the pace of each other’s heartbeats in your own. That scene is so intimate for me in ways I can’t really explain. For me, that place, that moment will always be a landmark of true love. Love, that overpowers even the most harrowing reality of all, Death.
    I want to live that moment once. I want to be there , sitting in a boat with the one who defines the word “HOME” for me, and breath the same warmth as Hazel and Augustus did once. Yes, it has to be the bridge in Amsterdam. And, it will be, one fine day. <3

  37. I’m reading Jerusalem – The Biography by Simon Sebag Montefiore. One of the lines early on in the book describes Jerusalem as ‘the house of one God, the capital of two peoples, the temple of three religions and the only city to exist twice – in heaven and on earth: the peerless grace of the terrestrial is as nothing to the glories of the celestial.’ I believe the ‘heavenly’ comparison is reason enough to want to be transported to the intriguing city 🙂

  38. Reading, The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle, currently, which deals with exactly what the title says- the power of the here and now.

    So, my romance is in the here and the now, in a sweet and rustic town in Australia, that I live in. Spring is here and flowers of every hue are dancing in the amber sunlight, while I and my beloved drink up every nuance of being together- from the blissful to the troublesome.

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