Today’s Unforgettable Adventure: A Spear of Summer Grass, by Deanna Raybourn

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Unfor­get­table Adven­ture 8: A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS, by Deanna Raybourn

10 Great Authors, 10 Unfor­get­table Adven­tures. With every “Today’s Adven­ture” post between August 1 and August 13, you can reg­is­ter to win the fea­tured book and the grand prize of all 10 books. We’ll announce win­ners on August 14.  You may enter today’s con­test leav­ing a com­ment at Deanna Raybourn’s blog. Check the end of the post for more ways to enter.

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…

Leav­ing a com­ment at Deanna’s blog gets you entered to win A Spear of Sum­mer Grass and the other nine sto­ries. While you’re here, sub­scribe to my blog and get another chance to win! The sub­scrip­tion form is in the right side­bar. Keep up with the lat­est adven­tures and get more chances to win through any of the authors:

Ali­son Atlee, The Type­writer Girl Face­book

Jes­sica Brock­mole, Let­ters from Skye  Face­book

T.J. Brown, Sum­mer­set Abbey: Spring Awak­en­ing  Face­book

Sarah Jio, The Last Camel­lia Face­book

Susanna Kears­ley, The Fire­bird Face­book

Kather­ine Keenum, Where the Light Falls 

Stephanie Lehmann, Astor Place Vin­tage Face­book

Kate Noble, Let It Be Me   Face­book

Deanna Ray­bourn, A Spear of Sum­mer Grass Face­book

Lau­ren Willig, The Ash­ford Affair Face­book

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