Welcome to this week’s Top 5 Tuesday post. Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, and it is now being hosted at Meeghan reads!! For details of all of the prompts for April to June see Meeghans page here.
It’s Spring and so it’s definitely the right time to do a post featuring books about weddings. I could do just 5 romantic novels that end with a wedding but where would be the fun in that? All of my books have weddings as an element but they are probably more about the marriages than the weddings.
Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell
I’ve gone on and on about this book since reading it 6 months ago. This Science Fiction romantic murder mystery was a perfect book as far as I was concerned. The book centres around an arranged marriage between the widowed Jainan, a key figure in a diplomatic alliance and the playboy aristocratic Kiem. If you haven’t read it, then give it a try.
Daughter of the Empire by Raymond E Feist and Janny Wurts
Another stunning book which has been one of my favourite reads for over 30 years. Mara’s family are all killed in a war on the world of Midkemia. As a result, she has to give up her planned life as a priestess and take control of her family. However, in a male dominated society, she has to marry to survive. Mara is the utlimate heroine who does exactly what she has to do to ensure her family’s survival in the deadly Game of the Council.
WolfBlade by Jennifer Fallon
Not just one wedding but several. Marla Wolfblade is the younger sister of the High Prince and this is another male dominated society where women have to marry to survive. Marla makes sure that her several marriages all help to keep her son Damin safe.
The Tainted Queen by Alison Weir
This is definitely a wedding that doesn’t end well. Poor Katherine Howard was the pawn of her ambitious family and became the fifth queen of Henry VIII . Alison Weir’s novel portrays her as a naive girl who was neglected while growing up and able to have relationships which would come back to haunt her when she became queen.
A Wedding in Provence by Katie Fforde
I don’t read a huge amount of romances but Katie Fforde has been one of my go to authors for many years when I do fancy curling up with a romantic novel so it seemed appropriate to choose her latest book for my final book about weddings.
This is a lovely feel good book about family and relationships. The provencal setting is idyllic and the characters are lovely.
Thanks Meeghan, I really enjoyed thinking about my choices for this week’s theme.