August Adventures: Day Eight

After a brief intermission, we’re back to our August adventures! Today’s treat? Deanna Raybourn’s A Spear of Summer Grass.

You may have heard about this book here on my website a time or two before….

Here’s Deanna:

The very last thing Delilah Drummond expects when she goes to Africa is a proper adventure. Most travelers journey there on safari, but Delilah is banished abroad by a family that has weathered one too many of her scandals. She’s a flapper with a sharp black bob and a slash of scarlet lipstick, a party girl with a penchant for gin and men other women have left lying around unattended. She is a woman who has seen it all and done most of it.

But nothing prepares her for Africa. Exiled to her father’s savanna manor house, Delilah finds to her dismay that Fairlight is the crumbling, sun-bleached skeleton of a faded African dream, a world where dissolute expats are bolstered by gin and jazz, cigarettes and safaris.

And against the frivolity of the expat community, Ryder White stands in sharp contrast. He is her guide to Africa and all its dangers and thrills—and he is more than a match for the complex beauty of this new land she comes to love. For Delilah, letting down her guard just might be the greatest adventure of them all…

To enter today’s giveaway, please leave a comment on Deanna’s blog.

Keep up with the latest adventures and chances to win through any of the authors:

Alison Atlee, The Typewriter Girl (Facebook) (Website)

Jessica Brockmole, Letters from Skye (Facebook) (Website)

T.J. Brown, Summerset Abbey: Spring Awakening (Facebook) (Website)

Sarah Jio, The Last Camellia (Facebook) (Website)

Susanna Kearsley, The Firebird (Facebook) (Website)

Katherine Keenum, Where the Light Falls (Website)

Stephanie Lehmann, Astor Place Vintage (Facebook) (Website)

Kate Noble, Let it be Me (Facebook) (Website)

Deanna Raybourn, A Spear of Summer Grass (Facebook) (Website)

Lauren Willig, The Ashford Affair (Facebook) (Website)

The adventures continue tomorrow with Stephanie Lehman’s Astor Place Vintage….

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