Happy Tuesday everyone! My spotlight today is for New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn’s newest novel A Spear of Summer Grass. I have heard such amazing things about Deanna Raybourn that I am embarrassed to say that I haven’t read any of her books. I will say though that this one is on my list to read because it sounds fantastic although there is an audiobook so that’s likely what will be popping up on the blog one day soon! In the meantime take a look at what the book is about, who the author is, and of course don’t forget the giveaway at the end of the post for your chance to win a copy!
About A Spear of Summer Grass
New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julie Grey series enters a new era with A Spear of Summer Grass.
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.
About Deanna Raybourn
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.
Deanna’s novel Silent in the Grave won the 2008 RITA® Award for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements and the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best First Mystery. The Lady Julia Grey series has been nominated for several other awards, including an Agatha, three Daphne du Mauriers, a Last Laugh, four additional RITAs, and two Dilys Winns. Dark Road to Darjeeling was also a finalist for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Historical Mystery as well as a Romantic Reviews’ finalist for Best Book of 2010.
GIVEAWAY DETAILS (US/Canada)
I have 2 copies of A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn to share with my readers courtesy of Harlequin. To enter…
- For 1 entry leave me a comment entering the giveaway.
- For 2 entries follow my blog. If you already do let me know so I can pass the extra entry on to you as well.
- Tweet, share on Facebook, or blog for 3 entries.
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winners on June 3/13. Good luck!