Aphrodite’s Necklace by Anh Leod

Torrid Tarot, Queen of Pentacles

Ellora’s Cave


ISBN: 9781419910005

Reviewed by Amelia



Aphrodite, the goddess of love, is living in 1844 London, after being banished there by her husband. She’s bored with the cold of England, and the coldness of the Victorian people of the time. She bewitches a necklace to help bring two people together, and then visits a party to choose the necklace’s recipient.

Emily Rogers’s father is determined to find her a good match. When the family hosts a party, a mysterious guest drops a necklace, and Emily picks it up and immediately feels aroused, a feeling she doesn’t quite understand. When she passes William Coxe, the family’s butler in the hallway, she touches him and the feeling spreads to him.

The couple enjoys a few nights of passion, then seek out the necklace’s owner to return it. When they do, the spell is broken, or is it? Can a woman from a gentile family fall in love, and stay with, a household staff member?

Aphrodite’s Necklace is an entertaining tale. Emily and William were attracted to each other to begin with, and it took the necklace to see past the differences in their class. I enjoyed watching these two discover each other and realize they were in love.

Aphrodite added an interesting depth to the story, which caught the essence of the times perfectly.

Aphrodite’s Necklace is an interesting addition to the Torrid Tarot line.


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