A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library
At age 43, Carolina Santoro is a successful baker in the trendy district of Tulsa, but she is unlucky in love. In fact, she’s given up on love entirely and is devoted to baking her bread, shepherding her young coworkers, and doting on her bulldog and persnickety cat. But when Lina learns that her accountant has utterly messed up the books and that her bakery is in danger of bankruptcy, she searches frantically for a hot new menu item to draw in more customers. She comes across a dusty old Italian cookbook with a dough recipe that invokes Demeter, Goddess of the Harvest. Figuring she’s got nothing to lose, Lina follows the steps of the spell. Suddenly she has traded places with Demeter’s young and irrepressible daughter, Persephone (Goddess of Spring), and learns that she is to visit Hades and the Underworld to bring light and hope to the souls of the dead. Little does Lina realize she will fall madly in love with the Underworld’s dark, brooding god. Goddess of Spring is a fun, light-hearted fantasy read with some tasteful romance mixed in.
Review by Jamie