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A Spear of Summer Grass - Deanna Raybourn
A Spear of Summer Grass
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Paris, 1923 The daughter of a scandalous mother, Delilah Drummond is already notorious, even among Paris society. But her latest scandal is big enough to make even her oft-married mother blanch. Delilah is exiled to Kenya and her favorite stepfather's savanna manor house until gossip subsides. ... show more
Paris, 1923

The daughter of a scandalous mother, Delilah Drummond is already notorious, even among Paris society. But her latest scandal is big enough to make even her oft-married mother blanch. Delilah is exiled to Kenya and her favorite stepfather's savanna manor house until gossip subsides.

Fairlight is the crumbling, sun-bleached skeleton of a faded African dream, a world where dissolute expats are bolstered by gin and jazz records, cigarettes and safaris. As mistress of this wasted estate, Delilah falls into the decadent pleasures of society.

Against the frivolity of her peers, Ryder White stands in sharp contrast. As foreign to Delilah as Africa, Ryder becomes her guide to the complex beauty of this unknown world. Giraffes, buffalo, lions and elephants roam the shores of Lake Wanyama amid swirls of red dust. Here, life is lush and teeming—yet fleeting and often cheap.

Amidst the wonders—and dangers—of Africa, Delilah awakes to a land out of all proportion: extremes of heat, darkness, beauty and joy that cut to her very heart. Only when this sacred place is profaned by bloodshed does Delilah discover what is truly worth fighting for—and what she can no longer live without.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780778314394 (0778314391)
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages no: 370
Edition language: English
Series: A Spear of Summer Grass (#1)
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Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it
5.0 A Spear of Summer Grass
I'm a huge fan of Raybourn and this was another great read! I just love the exotic African bush setting & can't wait to see what happens in the next installments.
Lynn Spencer - All About Romance
Lynn Spencer - All About Romance rated it
4.0 Review - A Spear of Summer Grass
This book hit me on something of a deeper level than the average read, and so it's hard to come up with a really great review of it because this book just leaves so many feelings swirling around inside one. While there is definitely some romance here, it's really more a story of an unconventional wo...
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closedthecover rated it
The opening lines of A Spear of Summer Grass are enough to entice most readers; they were enough to entice me."Don't believe the stories you have heard about me. I have never killed anyone, and I have never stolen another woman's husband. Oh, if I find one lying around unattended, I might climb on, ...
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5.0 A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn
There is almost too much to say about Deanna Raybourn's newest novel, A Spear of Summer Grass. I've enjoyed her writing before, in her Lady Julia Gray mystery novels, but, as much as I loved those novel and recommend them to fellow readers regularly, this novel has stolen my heart. The novel, set ...
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