Title: Seeking Persephone
Author: Sarah M. Eden
Release Date: September, 2011
Size: 288 pages, 6×9, softcover
Genre: Regency Romance
This book is not eligible for a Whitney Award.
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.
Note: Normally, I do not post reprints on this site. However, due to high levels of interest in this book, I’ve made an exception. Seeking Persephone was originally self-published in 2008 and won the Whitney Award for Best Romance that year.