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Seeking Persephone free read ✓ 6 à 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 fearAnger 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 W. Adam was born with his right ear missing Several surgeons believed that his ear was just under the surface and with surgery they could dig it out of hiding Several unsuccessful surgeries later his parents finally gave up hope that the ear would ever make an appearance But all this left Adam even disfigured and scarred both physically and emotionally Feeling rejected by his mother dealing with his father's untimely death and then being shipped off to school was just too much for little 7 year old Adam He became cross and grumpy Everyone feared and coward away from him He never felt accepted or loved and did everything he could to hide his feelings from the world When he discovers who the heir presumptive to his fortune is he will do anything to make sure the idiot never inherits his title Even if it's paying for a desperate bride whose family is in need of financial security At the age of 12 Persephone's mother passed away giving birth to her youngest sister From that moment on she could not longer be a child she had to grow up and take care of several responsibilities She was the mother the cook the maid the bookkeeper you name it and she did it She was the glue that kept her family together So when a letter arrived with a marriage proposal that would give her family the financial security they had always longed for she was torn on what to do She did not like the fact that she was being purchased and really wanted to turn it down But as always she put her family first and accepted the proposalAdam and Persephone's marriage got off to a pretty rocky start But with help from Adam's life long friend Harry Persephone will get some of the insight she needs to understand and connect with her husband She knows there is something in his past that has caused him to shut himself off from the world The she tries to figure out what it is the she grows to care for her husband But will he ever return her feelings Or will he just keep rejecting her When tragedy strikes Falstone Castle Adam is forced to open his eyes and see what's right in front of him Will he choose to continue to keep the world at bay Or will he open up and learn to not only live but love as wellI absolutely adored Seeking Persephone Even though I had read it once before years ago I was still sucked in from the very beginning and did not want to stop until I had finished it I was very upset that real life got in the way of my reading time I enjoyed getting to know Adam Persephone and Harry all over again I found myself laughing at the witty banter getting teary eyed during the sad parts growling in frustration and letting out little sighs throughout the book My only complaint was the ending felt a bit rushed I would have loved a little less of the misunderstandinglack of communication and of them together as a real couple Other than that I LOVED it Definitely a must read if you are a fan of Beauty and the Beast or Regency ;I do have to admit that the casting for this one was a bit hard for me But I love it

review ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï Sarah M. Eden

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 str. 475 stars pgmild pg13Love this story Love Adam the Duke of Kielder and Harry his best and only friend The two of them are hysterical together I enjoyed book two which is Harry's story but truly I liked Harry even in this book Love this author I rarely re read books; Sarah Eden's books are one of the exceptions along with Georgette Heyer I will gladly re read hers for years to come So far I've read this one twice and loved it just as much both times Another reviewer listed a great link in her review to Sarah Eden's website where she addresses some of the historical research she did for this book I'm not very good with this but I'll try to include a link as well since it's uite interesting

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Seeking PersephoneIth 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. Seeking Persephone was entertaining and uick I read through it in one day and enjoyed it If you are looking for a cute love story that is clean fun and short this a good pick If you are looking for something look elsewhere There are two reasons I didn't rate it higher First I didn't enjoy it as much as other books I've read Frankly I thought the main character Adam was annoying His character was defined by exactly one characteristic and emotion Later in the book he kind of develops a second one but even then he's a really weak character And I kept wishing that Persephone and Adam wouldn't work out so she could end up marrying Harry2 The second issue made glaring in comparison with Pride and Prejudice which I recently read is that I don't feel like the author was true to human nature When you read a great book you walk away having learned something about human nature It teaches you something about yourself It's inspiring and enlightening I don't expect that of every book I read but there were a few moments in Seeking Persephone where I was pulled completely out of the story by the thought no one is really like this No one actually thinks this way I didn't chose to read this book for it's insight into the soul but occasionally it was so contrary to what I understand of human nature that it was distracting I'm not talking about sappy love The major character flaws that are the main conflict of the book are not solved so much as superseded by convenient external emergencies Thank the wolfdog pack the marriage worked out at allI don't want to belabor this as I think the author's purpose was to write a casual cute love story She nailed that I just think it could have been much