A Spear of Summer Grass Book

A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourne

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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. 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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Deanna Raybourne

A book by Deanna Raybourne

Deanna Raybourn (Deanna Raybourn) - American writer, author of historical detective stories. Deanna was born on June 17, 1968 in the American city of Fort Worth. She graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in English and History with an emphasis on studying the life and work of William Shakespeare. She taught English at San Antonio High School before taking up book writing. "Sex, lies and amazing description of clothes" - this is how one reader described Deanna`s debut novel "Silent in the Grave", published in December 2007. Deanna lives in Virginia with her husband and daughter. Author`s site http://www.deannaraybourn.com/

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