A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn Giveaway

May 6, 2013 Book launch, Contest 7

Happy Monday!  Today I have the pleasure of telling you a little about Deanna Raybourn’s A Spear of Summer Grass, a new release from Harlequin. If you love books set in the 20s, travel, and romance, this may be the book for you. Read on to learn more about it, and enter to win a copy for yourself.

About A Spear of Summer Grass:

A Spear of Summer GrassNew York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julie Grey series enters a new era with A Spear of Summer Grass.

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.

About the author:

A sixth-generation native Texan, New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn grew up in San Antonio, where she met her Deanna Raybourncollege 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.

Connect with the author on her website, twitter, facebook, or goodreads.

The Giveaway has ended. Congrats to Karissa and Kim who each won a copy of A Spear of Summer Grass!

7 Responses to “A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn Giveaway”

  1. VeganYANerds

    Ooh, you had me at 20s! I recently read The Diviners and loved that, so I want to read more books in that decade. I love that this one is set in Africa – I will keep an eye out for it when I get to L.A next week!

  2. squee1313

    I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her Lady Julia Grey, series ever since the first book. I guess she’s actually still writing those and I always read the next one without hesitation. Having said that, though, I ran out and bought her other non-Julia Grey book: The Dead Travel Fast. I was sorely disappointed I hate to say. But, that was a bit of a foray into Paranormal. Her Julia Grey books very lightly touch on some paranormal stuff to the point that I wouldn’t really class it in that genre at all. Maybe if this one sticks to being more historical then it will be fine. Nonetheless, I will read it without a doubt. Her Julia Grey books are just too good not to give everything else she writes a chance.

  3. Kim

    Thanks for the giveaway. I’ve enjoyed her Lady Julia books, but this sounds quite different.

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