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Seeking Persephone by Sarah M. Eden

Seeking Persephone by Sarah M. EdenSeeking Persephone by Sarah M. Eden
Series: The Lancaster Family #1
Published by Covenant Communications on November 7, 2008
Format: eBook
Pages: 248
Source: Purchased



When Persephone Lancaster receives a marriage proposal from the ill-tempered Duke of Kielder, she refuses—and then reconsiders. The obscene sum of money he’s offering Persephone would save her family from ruin. With her characteristic optimism, she travels to the far reaches of Northumberland to wed a greatly feared stranger.

Lodged deep in a thick forest infested with wild dogs, the Duke’s castle is as cold and forbidding as the Duke himself, a man with terrible scars on his body and his soul. But the Duke’s steely determination to protect his heart at all costs is challenged by his growing attachment to his lovely and gentle bride.

With caring persistence, Persephone attempts to pierce the Duke’s armor and reach the man beneath. Yet he cannot tolerate such exposure, and his repeated rejections take their toll.

But when grave danger arises, the Duke realizes he must face the risk of revealing his true feelings or lose the woman he cannot live without.

A regency romance novel you won't want to put down.

Spiritual Content

There’s a rumor that Adam Kielder is the devil, and Persephone tells John, “The Bible is filled with Johns who have rather fine stories attached to their names.” Aside from that, the only spiritual content in Seeking Persephone is Persephone praying: once for Adam’s safe return and once for forgiveness for lying to Artemis.


There’s some violence in Seeking Persephone, but half is rumors and stories of events we don’t see, and the other half isn’t graphic. There’s a rumor that Adam has “run through a few men,” “fought a duel on the floor of the House of Lords,” and “shot the pistol out of a man’s hands in a duel, without so much as winging him (twice),” “bested Gentleman Jackson,” and “broke Poisenby’s nose at a ball.” (He also fought with Harry when they were eight until “they were both bloody and exhausted.”) Persephone receives a letter telling her that her brother, Evander, died in the Battle of Trafalgar. When Persephone is thrown from her horse while being hunted by wolves, injuring her head and right leg, Adam shoots a wolf dead before tending to her injuries and, later, punching the person who set the whole thing in motion.

Drug And Alcohol Content

Hewitt and Adam drink port when Hewitt visits Falstone Castle on his way to Yorkshire. Adam mentions wanting “a dram of brandy” when the Pointers visit Persephone. (Later, he uses a bottle of it to clean four gashes on Persephone’s leg.)

Persephone is given laudanum and liniment for her pain after the wolf attack, but that’s the only reference to drugs throughout Seeking Persephone.

Sexual Content

There are seven kisses between Adam and Persephone: six descriptive and one non-descriptive. Adam and Persephone also frequently sleep in the same bed.

Swearing Or Foul Language

Not present.

My Take On Seeking Persephone by Sarah M. Eden

Seeking Persephone is a delightful Regency retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth with a single, annoying flaw: an honest conversation between the MCs would’ve solved 98% of their issues. But Eden does give them valid reasons to avoid opening up, even if I will forever roll my eyes at their inability to talk to each other.

About Sarah M. Eden

Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today best-selling author of witty and charming historical romances, including 2020's Foreword Reviews INDIE Awards Gold Winner for Romance, Forget Me Not, and 2020 Holt Medallion finalist, Healing Hearts. She is a three-time "Best of State" Gold Medal winner for fiction and a three-time Whitney Award winner.

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