by Jenna McKnight

December 2003
ISBN: 0-06-054927-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Avon Books
Mass Market Paperback

Darius, first god of gems and playboy of Olympus, gets caught in the bedroom of a married woman. Since he can turn to stone at will, he becomes a statue just before the suspicious husband storms into the room. Since the cuckolded spouse has no living proof of his wife’s infidelity, he takes out his rage by pitching her new statue out the window. Darius is not killed - he is a god - but no longer has a body to inhabit. He must wait until someone sculpts him a new one.

Alexandra de Marco hopes her newest scuplture will serve two goals; raise needed funds for the local orphanage, and promote her career. Inspired by the recent excavation and reassembly of an ancient artifact, Alex uses the photographs to create a life-size marble image of Darius, first god of gems. The Ladies’ Club purchased the marble and allowed her to live in the carriage house while she finished her work. How in the world is she going to be able to auction off her statue, when it has come to life?

A Greek God at the Ladies’ Club is a humorous and touching tale. I especially enjoyed revisiting my old friends from Greek mythology to see how they have fared over the ages. It is so nice to know that they remain as dysfunctional as the rest of us. Alex and her gang of orphans are charming. Darius and his brother Hermes are hilarious. Darius is unprepared for the psyche of a modern woman, and Alex cannot comprehend his “I am a god” attitude. Darius’ reaction to seeing women wearing jewelry is worth the price of the book, and the excellent storytelling throughout is a bonus for the reader.

Reviewed in December 2003 by Paula.

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