5.29.2013

A Spear of Summer Grass {Review + Giveaway!}

You all know I'm an avid reader. I especially love if I receive a book recommendation or a book from a friend. That way I don't have to make a decision on which book to read next. ;)

When Harlequin Books asked me to review Deanna Raybourn's latest book A Spear of Summer Grass, I took one look at the story line of the book and said, Yes Please!!


See for yourself..

Paris, 1923
The daughter of a scandalous mother, Delilah Drummond is already notorious, even amongst 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 savannah manor house, until gossip subsides.

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.

If you blend glamour from The Great Gatsby and romance from “Out of Africa,” you are beginning to grasp the stunning new novel that is A Spear of Summer Grass.

The Great Gatsby is hands down one of my favorite novels, so after seeing the mentioning of it, I knew this would be one book I couldn't put down. And I was right. 


A sixth-generation native Texan, New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn grew up in San Antonio, where she met her college sweetheart.  She married him on her graduation day and went on to teach high school English and history.  During summer vacation at the age of twenty-three, she wrote her first novel.  After three years as a teacher, Deanna left education to have a baby and pursue writing full-time. Fourteen years and many, many rejections after her first novel, she signed two three-book deals with MIRA Books.



Today, I have 2 copies of this book to giveaway. So yes, that means there will be 2 winners!

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9 comments:

KayLynn said...

LOVED this book.. her Lady Julia Grey series is to die for.

Heather Ann said...

hmm favorite book.
that is a tough one.

I would have to go with, Redeeming Love. Absolute Fav.

Nicole said...

Sounds like a great book! Right now, my favorite lately has probably been the Breathing Series, which the last book comes out in a couple weeks!

Miranda said...

cliche but the great gatsby is my favorite book! and i can't wait to see the movie whenever i have time!

Melanie said...

Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I know it's cheesy but I really do love The Hunger Games. They are the only books I've read more than once lol.

smk053078 said...

I need to get back into my reading mojo....thanks for reviewing this...sounds like the best of both worlds!

Becky Dougherty said...

I'm always looking for something new to read. This one sounds great! :)

Alison Graser said...

looks great!

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