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Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more. www.donnafletchercrow.com

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#MysteryExchange The Romance of Resorts by Avery Daniels

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ July 20, 2018

Today I welcome mystery and suspense author Avery Daniels to #Mystery Exchange. Avery and I both write mystery novels with amateur sleuths. Here you can get acquainted with her Julienne, then go on over to Avery's blog "Mysteries and My Musings" and read about Antonia, Lady Danvers.

 

I’m Avery Daniels, author of the Resort to Murder mystery series.  My amateur sleuth, Julienne, works in a luxury resort and the plan is to have each book based in or around a resort.  In my researching of resorts, the romantic appeal is apparent whether you are single, dating, or hitched. 

Many, or most, of you have seen an episode of a reality show about finding love.  Whether it’s the Bachelor, Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, Average Joe, Joe Millionaire, or the Cougar the courtship is done in luxury locations and homes.  There is something about being in a resort style setting that sparks romance.  Many have even suggested that the reality shows create this illusion because of the locations that won’t hold up to normal life after the show.

I found many people talking about how romantic a resort is mention how they feel totally away from the ordinary and focused on each other.  The top romantic resorts make that sense of a couple’s getaway a priority in the staff.  Otherwise the setting varies based on the couple’s taste.

Are you into beaches with water activities, then you might like an indoor/outdoor villa complete with private infinity pool, private sand beach, champagne picnic for two, private excursions on the resort’s yacht, and torch or candle lit sea-side dinner under the stars.

Maybe you enjoy traveling Europe, then you might swoon over canopy beds with a sunken hot-tub before a large fireplace, walking around a medieval town with historic ruins, touring centuries old olive groves and vineyards, strolling ancient forests criss-crossed by walking paths where you come across deer and pheasant.  There are even a few historic manor houses or castles turned into luxury accommodations to immerse yourself in history.

Maybe a mountain oasis is more your speed with horseback riding around a lake, bicycling around mountain towns, skiing or snowboarding, hay rides, canoeing, swimming, and hiking.  If you’re really adventurous you can white water raft, try some hot springs (even some clothing optional ones), spa and massage treatments, outdoor hottubs, and enjoy hot chocoloat and s’mores around communal fire pits.  Or maybe order room service to enjoy with a sunken hot-tub before a large fireplace in your room.  There are even luxury tent-cabins (called Glamping for glamour camping) that still have resort level amenities. 

Then there is the safari resort experience to really get away from the ordinary.  Wildlife viewing with excursions and day trips to wildlife preserves and learning about the native cultures are the draw for these resorts.  Or maybe the theme park resort is more your style so you can play and be a kid again with all the adult luxuries.

There are many types that can even have a combination of the classifications in one resort.  Here is a quick listing of the types or classifications of resorts around the world to consider:  Beach Resorts, Golf Resorts, Island Resorts, Luxury Resorts, Lake, Mountain, Ski, Spa, Pet-Friendly, Theme Park, Historical, Dude Ranch, Singles, Couples, Adult-Only, Family, Eco-Tourism, Clothing-Optional, Casino and All Inclusive Resorts.  Often times one resort will fall into a few categories.

Whatever your style, there is a resort to help you with your inner romantic.  Even as a single person, I love the romance of resorts.  Sometimes it is the beauty around the resorts that nurture a romantic mindset.

What would be the elements of your romantic getaway? 

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Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more. www.donnafletchercrow.com

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Thank you for your visit, Avery! I'm so happy to introduce you to my readers.
-Donna, July 20, 2018

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