"A delightful fantasy romance"
Ms. Cast continues her GODDESS SUMMONING series with this
story of love in the Underworld.
Lina Santoro loves nothing more than baking, so she is
concerned when her trendy bakery ends up in dire straits.
She needs something fast to bring in money to rescue it.
Never did she imagine that finding an old Italian cookbook
would summon aid from the great Goddess of the Harvest,
When the Goddess makes a proposition, Lina listens. She is
to exchange places with Persephone, the Goddess of Spring,
for six months. Persephone will assume Lina's life for that
time, in order to rescue the bakery, and Lina will go to
the Underworld to bring hope and new "life" to the spirits.
Never did Lina dream that doing so would change her
forever, when she meets... and falls in love with... the
God Hades, Death personified.
What a fantastic, magical tale this is! Here is a
delightful story full of life and love that brings the
incredible world of Gods and Goddesses out of the realm of
mythology and into the real world for readers to enjoy.
Here, one will find a brilliant and unique story of soul
mates united, love found, and the passions of the Immortal.
Lina is a middle-aged woman, beautiful inside and out, who
has long since given up on dreams of love. Hades is a
powerful, sexy, handsome Immortal who is one of a kind and
never imagined someone could love him and his realm. These
two need each other in order to be whole. There is a full
cast of characters to round out the story. Readers will
enjoy the second love story entwined here, of Eurydice and
Iapis, spirit and daimon. Persephone, though a more minor
role, adds youthful vitality, and her mother Demeter adds a
touch of awe, to captivate readers.
The imagery is vivid and one will see the beauty of the
Underworld... from the joy and light of Elysia, to the
darkness and despair of Tartarus. Hades' palace is
incredibly portrayed as well, even the "Dread Steeds of
Though GODDESS OF SPRING was the first book by Ms. Cast
this reviewer has read, it intrigued enough to insure it
will most definitely not be the last. This is one new fan
who eagerly awaits the next story in the series!
© Kelley A. Hartsell, August 2004. All rights reserved.
Reviewed by Kelley Hartsell
Courtesy Love Romances
Posted November 22, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 30, 2006