A Spear of Summer Grass
The daughter of a scandalous mother, Delilah Drummond is already notorious, even among Paris society. But her latest scandal is big enough to make even her oft-married mother blanch. Delilah is exiled to Kenya and her favorite stepfather's savanna manor house until gossip subsides.
Fairlight is the crumbling, sun-bleached skeleton of a faded African dream, a world where dissolute expats are bolstered by gin and jazz records, cigarettes and safaris. As mistress of this wasted estate, Delilah falls into the decadent pleasures of society.
Against the frivolity of her peers, Ryder White stands in sharp contrast. As foreign to Delilah as Africa, Ryder becomes her guide to the complex beauty of this unknown world. Giraffes, buffalo, lions and elephants roam the shores of Lake Wanyama amid swirls of red dust. Here, life is lush and teeming—yet fleeting and often cheap.
Amidst the wonders—and dangers—of Africa, Delilah awakes to a land out of all proportion: extremes of heat, darkness, beauty and joy that cut to her very heart. Only when this sacred place is profaned by bloodshed does Delilah discover what is truly worth fighting for—and what she can no longer live without.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BrendaKlaassen - LibraryThing
This is a book that has been on my "to-be-read" shelf since I first heard it was coming out. In the past I have really enjoyed this author's writing style. This book did carry on the traditional ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Alphawoman - LibraryThing
One of my favorite genres life in early 1900's in Africa. Good characters sprinkled with the red dust of those who came before, Beryl Markham and Karen Blixen. And s hint of Scarlett and Rhett ... Read full review