Persephone's Orchard - Book 1 of the Chrysomelia Stories


RomCon 2014 Readers’ Crown Finalist    

The Greek gods never actually existed. Did they? Sophie Darrow finds she was wrong about that assumption when she's pulled into the spirit realm, complete with an Underworld, on her very first day at college. Adrian, the mysterious young man who brought her there, simply wants her to taste a pomegranate. And soon, though she returns to her regular life, her mind begins exploding with dreams and memories of ancient times--of a love between two Greeks named Persephone and Hades. But lethal danger has always surrounded the immortals, and now that she's tainted with the Underworld's magic, that danger is drawing closer to Sophie.

[Content warnings: one instance of non-consensual magic used on someone else's mind, a few instances of violence, discussions of death and grief.]

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“Magical...still remains one of the most unique and engaging retellings of the Hades and Persephone myth I've ever read. (Spoiler alert: I've read them ALL.)” - Rachel Alexander, author of Receiver of Many

"Molly Ringle has crafted an excellent piece of which encourages me to cuddle up under the covers, knees up, and enjoy the spicy details." - Long and Short Reviews

"A fantastic read, from its take on mythology to the literally timeless love story." - Rally the Readers

"This reinvention of Hades, Persephone, and the rest of the Greek gods is fascinating, creative, and breathtaking." - Such a Novel Idea

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"The author's beautiful blend of contemporary romance with the legendary story of the Greek god and goddess is artfully done, as she builds an extraordinary world that not even dreams are made of." - Cocktails and Books

"Persephone's Orchard is the perfect blend of mythology, action, mystery, suspense, and New Adult romance." - Night Owl Reviews


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