Valinor, modelled on the Earthly Paradise, is described more fully in Tolkien's posthumously published works than in The Lord of the Rings. Yet the fleeting Valinorean images within the trilogy have a powerful impact, heightening and simultaneously providing consolation for the horrors of Mordor.
Hood, Gwenyth. “The Earthly Paradise in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.” Mythlore 80 (1995): 139-144. Print.