Saturday, December 14, 2013

A Spear of Summer Grass

A Spear of Summer Grass
By Deanna Raybourne
Harlequin MIRA, 384 pgs. Fiction.

When Delilah Drummond's notorious ways bring her too much into the spotlight, her favorite stepfather exiles her to his manor house in Kenya. And she tries to bring the frivolity of her Parisian life to the savannah. Contrast her carefree life with that of her neighbor, Ryder White, a shell-shocked WWI soldier who ekes out a living taking the rich and idle on big game hunting trips. In the danger of Africa, with the two of them discover what is really important?

I probably would have liked this book better if I hadn't read Raybourne's Lady Julia series first. I found myself constantly comparing the characters to the characters from her mystery series and they came up lacking. The plot also seemed a little tired. She writes engagingly, though. It would probably be a better read if done before reading any of her other books.


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