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Lina's trendy bakery in Tulsa is proving to be less than lucrative, and she must come up with a plan. When she stumbles upon an Italian Goddess cookbook, Lina can't help but think she's found the answer to her problem—even if it means invoking a goddess to save her business.

Soon enough, Lina finds herself face-to-face with Demeter, who has a plan of her own. She proposes t
Mass Market Paperback, 360 pages
Published August 3rd 2004 by Berkley Sensation
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Dani Dee You can most definitely read this as a stand-alone:) The thread tying the series together is simply the goddess/myth theme!

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Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Mythology lovers
Recommended to Ana by: Me, Myself and I
“Ultimately, the body is just a shell; it is the soul which defines the man or woman, god or goddess.”

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I reread this book every couple of months. This might be my favorite series of all time. Goddess Summoning series offers a refreshing take on the ancient Greek myths. P.C. Cast managed to create heroines who are strong, independent, and don't need a man to save them. Her heroes are badass, but appreciative and respectful of women. So if you love Hades, Apollo, Achilles and smexy merm
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Mar 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: romance readers who are looking for non-perfect or over 40 heroines
Recommended to Stacia (the 2010 club) by: Carina
~Lina as Persephone~

How wonderful is it to find a book about soul-mates where the coupling is actually focused on two people loving the soul of another person, and not about two people being brought together by some sort of instant connection?

Before I go into what I really liked, two other things :

1. The amount of Batman references were horrible. And annoying. Repetitive gushing - STOP IT. Besides, when is cape wearing a "romance hero thing?"
2. While I did sigh heavily at mentions of the stree
Nov 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: p-c-cast
Middle aged Carolina Santoro has just discovered that her struggling bakery is heavily in debt to the IRS. Trying to rework her menu to attract more business, she's poring over old cookbooks one night and after several glasses of wine she unknowingly invokes the aid of Demeter, the Goddess of the Harvest. It's perfect timing for Demeter needs a host body to place her daughter, Persephone, the Goddess of Spring. She wants her daughter to grow a little, away from her influence. Demeter promises th ...more
Re-read 5/7/2015

Ahh, oh Hades. You make me wanna be bad. This is my favorite out of the Goddess Summoning books. Everyone should read it.

I absolutely adored this book! Who would've thought anyone could make Hades sexy?!?
Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book and I've never read a book in one go and so fast! Literally couldn't put it down. P. C. Cast has created a wonderfully enchanting take on the once thought "gloomy" Underworld. It's very refreshing.
I really liked the heroin. Lina was smart, funny, strong and kind. It's so nice to read a fantasy romance novel where the heroin is someone you can admire and even relate to, instead of someone to mock and who you find to be completely stupid. I also thought her friend Eur
Charissa Sophia de la Rosa
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Canan  ^^
Dec 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-mystery, wid
Hmmm..tek kelimeyle söylemeliyim ki kitaba BA-YIL-DIM..
kısaca özetlemek gerekirse bir fırın işletmekte ve maddi açıdan zor durumda olan Lina,
çözümü ürünlerine yeni eklemeler yapmakta Tanrıça Yemekleri gibi bir isme sahip eski ve bi nevi sihirli bir ritüelle yapılan yemek tarifi kitabı satın alır..daha doğrusu bu kitap aldığı 10 kitaptan sonuncusudur...talimatları biraz ilginç bulsada yerine getiri ve ritüelin son kısmında Hasat Tanrıçası Demeter'den yardım ister..vekabulü mümkün gibi g
Aug 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2017
Alex is The Romance Fox
Goddess of Spring was first book by P.C. Cast that I have read… (curious to know what pc was …so for those of you like me who want to know, it’s Phyllis Christine) , I had no idea if it was going to be a good read or not. Greek gods & goddesses..well I do love Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter Series so I why not read a different take on this genre of mortals and mythical beings get together.

The story has an interesting premise of an older mortal heroine (yes quite a lot older, but more about
Oct 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jaqueline Miguel
Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: minhascompras
Sabe-se lá porquê, mas sempre tive uma queda pelo senhor dos mortos. Hades sempre me pareceu ser um dos Deuses mais fascinantes da mitologia grega, principalmente porque me pareceu um incompreendido pelos outros. O seu amor por Perséfone sempre me pareceu mostrar que havia mais nele do que transparecia. Não fiquei nada desiludida com este livro. Muito pelo contrário.
Mais uma vez, a história é tratada na terceira pessoa, exceto em algumas partes em que se encontra na primeira. Vemos tudo da per
Junie Leaf
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all people who love a good side of Hades, and persephone/Hades story lovers
Recommended to Junie by: Good reads
I loved this book. I would have to say, it's my most favorite of all the series. I just loved how Hades was portraited. Spent 2 hours reading this and I finished. I was acutally surprised at how Lina came to hell, but it was briliant. Hades was not the bad guy, not like in most stories, instead, he was the myterious, yet kind soul who was just looking for a soul mate. THe part where he said 'One thing humans know better than Gods is how to love.' I just fell in love with him on the spot.

Lina I
Sep 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the first book in this series, Goddess of the Sea, but this one was about a million times better (in my opinion). Another great thing about this book is that the series is loosely tied to together by a common theme, so it doesn't matter if you read them all in order or just any single book. The beginning was just a tad slow, but it wasn't too bad and it picked up quickly. This book is Beauty and the Beast with Hades and Persephone, only better. I loved everything about this book. It wa ...more
May 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gods
I've never been interested in reading PC Cast books before, but now I've changed my mind. This book changed it. It has such a nice blend of romance and fantasy all rolled into one that you can't stop reading and finding out what happens next.

And I won't probably look at Hades the same way again after reading this book.

He'll forever be the Sexy, Sexy Batman, like what Lina would say.

I love how this book showed Hades not just as a God, but someone who feels, someone who can fall in love and get h
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I cannot describe how much i liked this book. It made me smile. It made me cry. It angered me so much I had to shout. And I loved every page of it. I added a new character to my Favorite smoking hot, lick your fingers, drool all night studs.:)
Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Raise your hand if your wanted this book to never end! *raises both hands*

Seriously, I wish P.C. Cast could have stretched it a little bit longer. Once I read that the novel revolved around Hades & Persephone, whether it was good or terrible, I felt like I shouldn't rush reading it. And I.. I.. Kind of... Did...


Carolina is a middle aged women trying to overcome her bakery's heavy debt to the IRS. Her bakery, Pani Del Godess, meant a lot to her and she would do anything not to lose it, even
Merve Özcan
Serinin çıkan tüm kitaplarını okumama rağmen sadece iki tanesini seviyorum. Onları tekrar tekrar okumaya değer buluyorum .PC Cast beni kendisinden çok soğutan bir yaz oldu.
Bahar Tanrıçası ve Deniz Tanrıçası.

Bahar Tanrıçasını seviyrum çünkü içinde imkansız bir aşkın mutlu sona ulaşması var. İçinde hala bir çok eksiklik var ama okuduğum zaman ben bu eksikleri farketmeden kitabın sonuna geliyorum işte bu yüzden bu kitap benim için mükemel.

Hades ve Per'in aşkı beni gerçketen mutlu ediyor. Her ne ka
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Mar 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
bitti maalesef. çok sevdim=] hadesi çizgi filmlerden falan hatırlıyorum ve kötü biriydi ama bu kitapta sevdirdi kendini kerata;) güzel bir aşk hikayesi olmuş iyi iş çıkarmış yazar sıradaki kitaplarıni merakla bekliyorum..
Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: those who love fluff, and mancandy
Recommended to Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!} by: Traci
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Hannah Smyth
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-it
As always, it was amazing.
This book downright offended me. Once again we have the same cut-and-dry story about a middle age midlife crisis woman who has an awesome grandma and parents that never really get mentioned because the grandma is Just So Awesome, who lives in Oklahoma, yadda yadda.

This woman, Lina, is the only protagonist in a book by Ms. Cast that I have read that doesn't have a Cherokee awesome grandma, so I guess I should take what I can get.

But anyway, boo-hoo, she picked an accountant without making sure he
Kübra Yağmur
May 24, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Hades farkı derler buna!

Beyazın iyi ve saf oluşuna da iyilik timsali olarak lanse edilen mitolojik karakterlerin inandırıcılığını da hayatım boyunca inanmamış, samimi de bulmamıştım. Bu yüzden seriye yapılmış bir Hades dokunuşu bana çok iyi geldi.
Burçak Kılıç Sultanoğlu
Öncelikle yazarı tebrik etmek lazım çünkü iyi araştırmış ve harmanlamış mitolojyi :DD İlk kitabından kesinlikle daha iyi bir kitap belki de ben Hades*in çekiciliğine iyice kapılmış olabilirim :PP Antik Batmanim benim heheh :DD Konusu yine işleri iyi gitmeyen bir kadının tanrıçayla yer değiştirmesi :P Kahramanımız Lina orta yaşlı bir kadın fırıncı, İtalyan ekmekleri pişiriyor..İşleri yolunda gitmeyince lokantasında daha çok çeşit yemek satabilmek adına araştırma yaparken bir gün sihirli yemek kit ...more
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is by far my favourite of the series! This installment of the Goddess Summoning series tells the story of Hades and Persephone - Goddess f Spring - only that Persephone is not really Persephone: Her mother, Demeter, switched her soul with that of a 43-year old mortal woman from mondernday Tulsa (USA) in order for her daughter to mature in the real world. While the sould of the Goddess of Spring rests in Tulsa, the mortal Lina resides within the goddess' body and travels to the underworld in ...more
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm in love with this book since I read it and since that happened I've read it 3 more times due to how awesome and well written it is!!! I must give my congratulations to the author because this series it definitely one of my favorites!

It has the heroine that I really like but kinda kept imagining her ugly.... I don't know why! Because she's not! I keep imagining her old! (I'm 18 so...) and then I "see" Hades this handsome God of The Underworld that is.. well immortal. But apart from that I fo
May 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book was a page turner! I loved it from start to finish! It was my Favorite out of the Goddess Summoning series!
Belinda Boring
Dec 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMGSH!! Review to come
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Aug 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the second installment of the Goddess Summoning series. It's a twist of the Persephone / Hades story. Recap if you don't know the greek myth: Persephone (the goddess of spring) gets tricked into staying in the underworld by Hades (god of the underworld) by eating six seeds. Demeter (her mother) gets pissed and tattle tales to her brother Zeus (king of the gods). Persephone then must stay in the underworld for six months because she ate six seeds. The end. I recommend reading the lon ...more
Jan 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
We all know the story of Hades and Persephone and how she spends six months on the surface with the Gods and Goddesses on land (spring and summer) and the other six months in the Underworld with Hades (autumn and winter). Well this is a new and interesting take on that story.

Meet Lina, the owner of Pani Del Goddess a small bakery in Tulsa Oklahoma. A bakery that is doing less than stellar. Desperate for "divine inspiration" Lina starts searching for new recipes to showcase in her bakery. One coo
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“Hades was the personification of dark and dangerous--a living, breathing Batman.” 65 likes
“But will they be together again? If they're reborn as new people with no memory of their previous lives, how can they find each other?"

"Soul mates will always find each other. Do not weep on their behalf...they will be together again."

"Do you promise?" Lina's voice trembled with emotion.

"I promise, sweet one. I promise.”
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