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Friday, June 28, 2013

A Delightful Romp in Africa. A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn

A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn enthralled me, and took me to the beautiful scenery of Kenya during a difficult time in my life.  Scandal-ridden Delilah Drummond decides to escape her troubles, and escape to Africa.  Used to luxury hotels, scented soaps and bubble baths, beautiful and sassy Delilah finds herself in a decrepit house surrounded by dangerous animals and strange characters.  She has to cope with lions, cheetahs and crocodiles.  She also has to cope with people of different tribes who come to the 'lady of the house' for their medical needs.  Luckily, Delilah grew up in the deep South, so she's extremely practical, and most of this seems to be nothing to her.

She's also had a few husbands, and she's never had any trouble being a femme fatale.  Ryder, however, a strong, poetry-quoting man who is afraid of nothing, including a few lions, is more than a match for her.  Delilah and Ryder will certainly keep most readers riveted until the last page.

I really enjoyed this, even though it's the kind of book that should really be read as a paperback or a hardback.  It doesn't suit an e-book.




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