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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.

©2011 Covenant Communications, Inc. (P)2011 Sarah M. Eden

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<3 Adam

WHAT IT'S ABOUT
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.

MY TAKE
I <3 Adam so much. The Duke is so deep, and there's so much more to him than his crusty surface shows. I love how this story unfolds, with both Adam and Persephone slowly discovering each other, especially with her approach to being friends. I was excited to find it in audiobook--at last--and jumped at the chance to read the story again. The narrator did a decent job with the accents and kept the accents for when people were actually speaking.

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Delightful Adam

Loved the light banter between Adam and his best friend. I laughed out loud with some of their comments. A grumpy Duke who has not felt loved by even his mother and actually felt abandoned, ridiculed by others for his scars and a recluse falls Eventually in love with a quiet, respectful and persistent heroine. Quite a nice story. Even had a villain for added excitement :). Loved the ending, however, I wish this book was a bit longer. Would have loved to have another chapter to read where all comes to an even happier ending with a bit more closure. I do not believe I have ever read a book (even Christian) where not even a kiss was passed between the hero and heroine (until the last 2 minutes of the story that is), but it did not take away from the gloriousness at all. <3

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Perhaps good story but couldn't finish

Was grabbed by the school, but couldn't get past chapter 7. The narrator , although she had a pleasant voice, she could not differentiate among speakers or even thoughts and narration. She also spoke so quickly and without pauses between speaker changes that you could not decide who was saying what to whom. I finally gave up even trying. If it lets me submit the rating with zero stars for the performance I will do so. If it requires me to put something in I regret I will have to put one instead of none.

This really emphasizes the fact that a good narration is critical when a book is done in audio fashion. Sadly I will return this book and any book with this narrator that I have not read.

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Delightful

I loved this story and the characters. It was light hearted and the interaction of the main characters is well done.

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  • SuzQues
  • Ut United States
  • 03-20-17

Don't pass this one up!

I love this book. It's one I'll re-read/listen to several times. It's a beauty and the beast type story. One of my favs!

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love it!!

so far one of my favorites!! it has a good story line. love the castle in it.

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<br />This story was entertaining but predictable. It

This story was rntertaining but predictable. It was well read after I got usef to the voice.

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Rough start but hilarious. Worth reading.

At the start there’s a time frame that she could have expanded on but didn’t so you are left wondering with some questions but after chapter 4 it gets better and is hilarious till the end. Love reading even with the few questions I have.

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Thoroughly enjoyable

The book was fantastic. Clean, enjoyable regency romance. Almost a Beauty and the Beast type feel. There were lots of misunderstandings that made for turmoil of the heart, and a sweet happily ever after. This didn't make me laugh out loud, but it was laced with gentle and ironic humor. Well done.

The narrator is American, which struck me as odd for an English book. She did a great job, and once I got over the initial surprise and discomfort of it being different than I thought, I really enjoyed her work and clear voice.

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  • yvonne
  • RAYNE, LA, United States
  • 08-17-17

Good story, great character developement.

If you could sum up Seeking Persephone in three words, what would they be?

I loved the story, had a bit of humor and suspense. I do prefer books with a stronger faith development. If I am going to use precious time listening to something I want to feel more inspired to draw closer to Christ.

What did you like best about this story?

Adam! He is my favorite character. I like that the sequel includes him. I love how he has this dangerous reputation that he has projected because of his physical tragedy, yet he is a gentle soul on the inside. His actions helped me understand how peoples actions are sometimes a result of insecurity

What about Aubrey Warner’s performance did you like?

Does the voices well!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Adams roughness made me laugh once I realized his motive.