A Perfect Summer Read
and you can win a copy!
Well, it's been quite awhile since I had a Book Club entry.
Reading books for pleasure has slipped to the wayside of late.
Too many other things to do.
Given my choice...I'd have a book going all the time.
I recently was sent a copy of the new book...
"A Spear of Summer Grass"
This book was just released this month.
It was described to me as a mix of "The Great Gatsby" and "Out of Africa"
Well, Yes to that!
And it is just that and more!
I am thoroughly enjoying it.
It's author, Deanna Raybourn is a New York Times Bestselling Author.
I'm wondering where I've been that I haven't read her before?
Here is a little info about her:
Deanna’s novel Silent in the Grave won the 2008 RITA® Award for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements and the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best First Mystery. The Lady Julia Grey series has been nominated for several other awards, including an Agatha, three Daphne du Mauriers, a Last Laugh, four additional RITAs, and two Dilys Winns. Dark Road to Darjeeling was also a finalist for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Historical Mystery as well as a Romantic Reviews’ finalist for Best Book of 2010.
Check out her website here.
I'm anxious to read all her books after reading this one.
This novel follows the adventures of free spirit and flapper Delilah Drummond in the wilds of Africa!
She is sent to Africa by her family after creating a scandal in Paris.
Off to Africa she goes!
She is originally from New Orleans, currently living in Paris and has traveled the world.
She is a widow twice and divorced once.
Arrival in Africa brings another romance amidst the beauty which is Africa and
the danger that is Africa.
I have to say that I do love a good historic novel.
And this book is irresistible.
Also, I"ll say "The Great Gatsby" is just about my favorite book
and "Out of Africa" one of my favorite movies. (I never read the book)
Another favorite book of mine is "Gone with the Wind"
This book reads like you plopped a flapper version of Scarlet O'Hara down in the middle
of Out of Africa where she meets her Clark Gable/Robert Redford man.
(or would it be Leonard DiCaprio?)
I can't wait to see the new Gatsby.
I'm only half way through this book.
It's a very quick read and I planned to finish before my review
but I decided I was enjoying it far too much to rush through it.
So I'm halfway through and recommend it very highly.
Now...how would you like your own copy to read?
I'm giving away two copies to two lucky readers.
You have two ways to win...
1. comment telling me you'd like to win
2. comment telling me your favorite book of all time.
I'll choose a winner randomly May 17, 2013.