As a fan of historical romance, I was very excited about getting a chance to review this book. Set in the post-WWI, pre-depression era, A Summer Spear Of Grass follows the journey of Delilah who appears to be a frivolous, often married socialite. However, the story slowly reveals Delilah to much more than that. While she escapes to Africa to avoid a scandal, she becomes more and more involved in the wildness and fierce landscape around her. She notices the societal tensions that existed between the native population and the imperial British in power. She experiences the dangers that people face every day in a land that is largely untamed. As she grows and gets in touch with who she used to be, her relationship with Ryder completes her transformation from party girl to the person she truly is inside. I loved the rich descriptions of Africa, the stories of the people she encountered, and the complex and bittersweet romance. I think that anyone who loves historicals will enjoy this story.
I received this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
A sixth-generation native Texan, Deanna Raybourn graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a double major in English and history and an emphasis on Shakespearean studies. She taught high school English for three years in San Antonio before leaving education to pursue a career as a novelist.
Harlequin has very generously offered up two copies of this book to give away! Two winners will receive a gorgeous finished copy of A Spear of Summer Grass. you must be 13+ to enter. This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada.