The Temple of Persephone

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Pub Date 20 Feb 2024 | Archive Date 05 Mar 2024

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Bridgerton meets Greek mythology in Isabella Kamal’s delightful historical romance debut, The Temple of Persephone.

Persephone Honeyfield is witty, intelligent, and very aware that the only way to escape the monotony of the life she shares with her father and sister in the English countryside—and the wagging, ever-critical tongues of the people around her—is through marriage. She also knows the likelihood of it being a love match is nearly zero.

Aidon Barrington has carried on the legacy of his family’s funeral furnishing business, losing himself in the process. A shell of his former charming self, he’s traded his reputation as a rake for that of a recluse and regularly appears in the scandal sheets as London’s mysterious Lord of the Dead.

When Persephone finds herself at Gallowsgate—the old Barrington estate—on a seemingly simple errand, an unexpected run-in with the Lord of the Dead himself leaves her on the brink of ruination. With no other way to silence the village rumor mill, or save her sister’s reputation, Persephone agrees to marry Aidon, becoming the wife of a man she hardly knows.

Persephone finds herself increasingly fascinated by her new husband, whose kind, patient nature stands in stark contrast to the ever-swirling rumors about him. But when the gossip begins to sound more like reality than fiction, she attempts to uncover the truth behind the Lord of the Dead while discovering she may have already lost her most guarded possession: her heart.

Bridgerton meets Greek mythology in Isabella Kamal’s delightful historical romance debut, The Temple of Persephone.

Persephone Honeyfield is witty, intelligent, and very aware that the only way to...


A Note From the Publisher

Isabella Kamal is an Iraqi Muslim historical romance author. Growing up in the Middle East, she had very little access to romance novels—but once she got hold of one, she never looked back. Now calling Los Angeles home, she can usually be found in independent bookstores after long days spent developing stem cell therapies.

Isabella Kamal is an Iraqi Muslim historical romance author. Growing up in the Middle East, she had very little access to romance novels—but once she got hold of one, she never looked back. Now...


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Very much enjoyed this unique take on the myth of Persephone! Aidon and Persephone had such organic, dynamic chemistry that their relationship left off the page, and really is the backbone of the story. The tension surrounding the mystery of Aidon's backstory was well-done too, and keeps the audience hooked and emotionally invested until the reveal. A very enjoyable retelling!

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Aidon runs a funeral home and is nicknamed the lord of the dead. He meets Persephone at his country home after she breaks in trying to find an old book of her mothers. They are caught in a compromising position and agree to marry. Then begins their relationship. This was a good book, I enjoyed the dialogue and story. A must read!

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I personally could not get into this book. It wasn’t what I thought it would be but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a good book. It was very well written, I’m just not a huge historical romance type of person. Still five stars in my book because I cannot properly review it!

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