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A Spear of Summer Grass
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January 1, 2017
Finish date
January 31, 2017
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Christina (Reading Extensively)
I am a big fan of Deanna Raybourn's Lady Julia Grey mysteries so I was excited to find out about her new book even though it is a standalone set in a different time period. While I enjoyed the setting, the book wasn't what I expected. I still liked A Spear of Summer Grass but the main character was a little difficult.

Delilah arrives in Africa on the wings of scandal. She even receives a warning from the colonial government where word of her transgressions has preceded her. Delilah persists in h
Dec 26, 2013 Crystal rated it really liked it
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I absolutely adore Deanna Raybourn, so I practically jump at the chance to read anything she puts out. While this novel is not starring my beloved Julia Grey, I was delighted to get to know Delilah, another strong female character ahead of her time. Delilah generally does as she pleases, consequences be damned, and I like that in a character. I love watching a character grow and change from the start of a story to the end, and recklessness is a great way to begin that journey.

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