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Goddess of Spring (Goddess Summoning Series #2)
     

Goddess of Spring (Goddess Summoning Series #2)

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by P. C. Cast
 

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A modern woman meets her match in Hades, the mythical Lord of the Underwold, in this Goddess Summoning novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author P. C. Cast...

Lina’s bakery in Tulsa is proving to be less than lucrative—and she needs a plan. When she stumbles upon an Italian Goddess cookbook, Lina can’t help but think

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A modern woman meets her match in Hades, the mythical Lord of the Underwold, in this Goddess Summoning novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author P. C. Cast...

Lina’s bakery in Tulsa is proving to be less than lucrative—and she needs a plan. When she stumbles upon an Italian Goddess cookbook, Lina can’t help but think she’s found her answer—even if it means summoning an ancient Goddess…
 
Soon enough, Lina finds herself face-to-face with the goddess Demeter, who proposes that Lina exchange souls with Persephone, the Goddess of Spring, who’ll breathe new life into the bakery. In return, Lina, embodying the lovely Persephone, must bring Spring to a world of spirits. But when the handsome, brooding Hades kindles a spark in her heart, Lina wonders whether this dark Lord of the Underworld is her worst nightmare—or the man of her dreams…


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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for P. C. Cast’s Goddess Summoning novels
 
“Sexy, charming, and fun.”—New York Times bestselling author Susan Grant

“[A] true master of her craft.”—New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter 

“P. C. Cast is a stellar talent.”—New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning
 
“A veritable feast for readers…Mythology has never been so fun!”—Romance Reviews Today

“One of the top romantic fantasy mythologists today.”—Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440631993
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/04/2008
Series:
Goddess Summoning Series , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
58,687
File size:
388 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

P. C. Cast is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Goddess Summoning series, the House of Night Novels, and the Tales of a New World series. She is a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and the Laurel Wreath. Ms. Cast lives in Oregon surrounded by beloved cats, dogs, horses, and family.


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Goddess of Spring (Goddess Summoning Series #2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 182 reviews.
Indy25 More than 1 year ago
Lina is a 43-year-old small (failing) business owner who has a list of disappointments in her life. Persephone is the selfish daughter of a god who needs to be taught a lesson by mommy-dearest, Demeter. If you are looking for a novel that pays homage to mythology, this book only skims the surface and nothing more. I was somewhat hoping for a plot that really did grapple with the rape of Persephone. It's mentioned in passing, and Cast's Hades is certainly not a god for such violence or darkness. And in a major plot flaw, we never learn why Demeter insists that Lina (Persephone) goes to the underworld. If this had been expounded upon, it would have lifted this book from the realm of lazy day romance to having real substance. With that said, this was a fun read. Nothing deep or heavy, but Cast's Hades is so charming and vulnerable, you can't help but fall in love with him along with Lina (Persephone). I highly recommend this book for what it is. (A note to B&N and the publishers--if you keep charging ridiculous prices for digital copies, we readers can and will get vicious by NOT paying for them. The internet is a big place, and it is all too easy to find free copies. *cough* )
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Tulsa, her accountant explains the error and the choices facing Carolina ¿Lina¿ Santoro and her Pani Del Goddess Bakery that she spent twenty years insuring the quality and trendiest of products. Still she owes the IRS much more than she can afford, but she detests her accountant¿s options...................................... When she has a problem, Lina bakes so that is what she does, but with a new recipe she found in an Ancient cookbook. When she follows the instructions including a prayer, Lina ends up in Olympus where Demeter offers her a deal in which the Goddess¿ daughter will switch places with her. Persephone will save the bakery while Lina brings spring to Hades and his underworld, but must not reveal the agreement or her true identity. However, Lina never expected to fall in love with Hades though she refuses to allow her feelings and future happiness to interfere with her charter of springtime for Hades and his minions.............................. Deals aside as going to Lina¿s perceived Underworld rather than selling her bakery seems inane, fans will take immense pleasure with this retelling of the classic mythological love story as casted by one of the top romantic fantasy mythologists today. The entertaining story line is brisk and filled with characters that seem real whether they are a sloppy accountant, a baker, a Roman God/Goddess, or a minion. The growing love between Hades and Lina is well designed with the complexity being her honesty split in opposite directions. However, the key to GODDESS OF THE SPRING as it was with GODDESS OF SEA is the locale feels as if we readers are witnessing the events as they unfold......................... Harriet Klausner
Meli_Green More than 1 year ago
So I am not a fan of P.C. "house of night series" but someone at my job reccommended her "Goddess Series" so I decided to check it out. Found this book and was instantly attached. I love greek mythology so the first few books in his series were right up my alley. Her story is good, the characters believable and awesome. This story ended way too soon for me though, you have loved a follow up, but it is a great book that I have reccomended to many.
Steph_luvs_books More than 1 year ago
P. C. Cast is one of my favorite authors and I've read almost everything that I can find she has written. Goddess of Spring is definetly one of my favorites. What I wouldn't give to be on the receiving end of a little goddess intervention in my life!! I fell in love with this story and it's it's characters.
MereMcD More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this story much more so than the Sea one. I like how the author was able to create a vivid image of the underworld, without getting into mundane decscriptions that are often seen in Old English Literature where it takes 4-5 paragraphs to explain what color a blade of grass is, instead the underworld was painted with a diverse view. Also, the wrap up at the end was much better and less anti-climatic than book #1.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The goddess of spring is just one more in the goddess series that makes you feel the inner goddess within pc cast has done it again leaving us with feeling of love and light we laugh and cry and these characters work there way into our heart a Tru story teller of olde
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my 3rd time reading this book, in one of the chapters Lina says love isn't loving the body it's the soul. Thus book is funny and romantic. It's a great read.
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So far I've only read her house of night series, which I love. But this book really got my attention from the moment that I started reading it. The characters I fell in love with, and I was really disappionted when it was over. So far it is my fav! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had exactly what I was looking for. The auther has a wonderful writing style that is easy to follow, and flows well. Hades was different from how I imagined him but I found that prefered this vision then the others. He wasn't overly depressing or cruel. Instead he felt... real.
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rbwifeuscg More than 1 year ago
Such a wonderful twist on the old tales. I love anything gods goddesses and this series has been a fun read. I am not generally a romance reader but thankfully the story line is so much more. Thank you PC Cast for a great and fun refreshing story line love it!
Darkhellia More than 1 year ago
I actually got this book for the library but I would love to own a copy for myself. I started reading it today around 11am and I could not put it down at all, I finished it about an hour and a half ago, so about 4 hours it took me to finish. I have also read Goddess of the Rose, Goddess of the Sea, Goddess of Legend, Goddess by Mistake, Warrior Rising, Immortal Love Stories With Bite, and books 1 through 7 of the House of Night series. I hope to own all P.C. Cast's books. I own books 1 through 8 of the HON Series and Elphamie's Choice as well as the Fledgling Handbook 101.
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I LOVE this book. It was one of the most touching stories of her work. It is my absolute favorite.
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I love this book as much as i love Mindless behavior. I am a true fan of this book, and the whole house of night series. I hope you enjoy it as much as i did!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only thing that kind of put me off at first was the fact that caroline was 43 :) BUT THIS IS A MUST READ!
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Loved it!
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