Books: A Spear of Summer Grass Giveaway Winner

Posted 24 July, 2013 by Lianne in Books / 3 Comments



A Spear of Summer Grass
By: Deanna Raybourn
Format/Source: Paperback courtesy of the author as part of the Spear of Summer Grass Book Tour
My review of the novel

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.

Ahh, sorry for the delay in posting the results up! It’s been a hectic week so far for me…Anyways, merci beaucoup to everyone who entered A Spear of Summer Grass giveaway contest courtesy of the author and France Book Tours!

The winner of this contest is…Cate @ Boxes of Paper! Congratulations, I hope you enjoy the novel!

Again, thank you to everyone who entered! Have a wonderful week 🙂

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3 Responses to “Books: A Spear of Summer Grass Giveaway Winner”

  1. Got the book today! Actually, it arrived at the post office a week ago, but I didn’t realize mail to my building had resumed, so only found the notice last night. Thanks again for hosting!

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