Win It! Have the Most Glam Summer Ever With ‘A Spear of Summer Grass,’ Gorgeous ‘20s-Inspired Earrings + More!

Enter for the chance to win Deanna Raybourn’s new novel, ‘A Spear of Summer Grass,’ gorgeous ‘20s-inspired earrings, and a $50 Visa gift card!


Our summer reading list just keeps growing longer and longer—and we can’t wait to settle down at the beach with an umbrella, a cold drink, and our stack of must-reads at our side!

Our latest discovery is A Spear of Summer Grass by New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn. What’s it about? Combine the glamour of The Great Gatsby with the romance of Out of Africa, and you’ve got a pretty good idea of what to expect. Here’s the dish:

Beginning in 1920s Paris before moving to the wilds of Africa,  A Spear of Summer Grass tells the story of Delilah Drummond. Delilah’s many-times-married mother has lived a scandalous existence—but when Delilah’s own latest scandal turns out to be big enough to make even her mother blanch, she finds herself exiled from Paris until the gossip subsides. Delilah travels to Kenya to bide her time at her favorite stepfather’s savannah manor house in Kenya—and amidst the wonders and dangers of Africa, she awakens to a land of darkness, beauty, and joy that cuts 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.

Sounds fabulous, no? And here’s the best part: In honor of the book’s release, we’ve got a fabulous prize pack to give away to one of our loyal Bettys!

Here’s how it works:

One (1) winner will receive:

– A pair of ’20s-inspired earrings;

– A copy of A Spear of Summer Grass;

– AND a $50 Visa gift card.

All in all, that’s a prize pack valued at almost a hundred big ones!

To enter:

1. First, “like” BettyConfidential on Facebook. Because you’re awesome and we’re awesome and clearly we both need to be awesome in the same place.

2. Then, comment on THIS POST and tell us: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

***Make sure you leave both your name and your EMAIL ADDRESS along with your comment—otherwise we can’t contact you if you win! (Don’t worry—we won’t give anyone else your email address, and it won’t be displayed next to your comment.)***

***To increase your chances of winning, you can follow @BettyBuzz on Twitter and leave a comment on any style + beauty article***

That’s it!

To learn more, visit Deanna Raybourne’s official website and follow her on Twitter @DeannaRaybourn.

Good luck!


The Betty Editors

The giveaway runs from 5/20/2013 until Monday 6/10/2013 at 9 a.m. EST. The winners will be notified via email. Winners have 24 hours to reply to the email.  Remember to leave your email address with your comment or we can’t contact you! Readers entering the giveaway by commenting on this post will be automatically signed up for BettyConfidential’s newsletter. Giveaway open to US addresses only. Meet some of our past giveaway winners HEREGiveaway rules.

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26 thoughts on “Win It! Have the Most Glam Summer Ever With ‘A Spear of Summer Grass,’ Gorgeous ‘20s-Inspired Earrings + More!

  1. I would love a cruise thru Greek Islands and stops in Turkey. So much history in that region

  2. I would go to Japan. I have always wanted to go and learn more about my family's culture. Oh and shop and eat amazing food lol

  3. I've always wanted to see London. There's incredible history there, plus all the amazing sights, the fashion, and the shopping!

  4. What a great giveaway! Deanna's books are the best! Hmmm… Where would I most like to travel? Would love to go to Australia. That part of the world has always fascinated me. And then Scotland. To see men in kilts! Lol!

  5. I would see the parts of the USA that I haven't seen. I would climb into my little Travel Hovel and set down the roads to adventure with no agenda – just go wherever my whims take me. I have seen some most fascinating sites that I would not otherwise have seen using this method – the only parameters are the starting date and the ending date. Then we just drive, camp, and visit wonderful places.

  6. If I could go anywhere in the world…it would be Paris. Because "A bad day in Paris is still better than a good day anywhere else."

  7. I really want to do the rounds of Scandinavia: Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. I'm fascinated by the brilliant designs that come out of the culture.

  8. I would grab the husband and take a month-long trip across the British Isles, traveling by whatever means felt right at the moment and following our fancy from one location to the next. We would be able to get in touch with our ancestral roots, and it would make a relaxing and at times steamy way to get back in touch with each other!

  9. Thank you for this generous give-away. Great combo: Raybourne's book and the earrings ! Perfect.
    For travel: hire a sailboat, captain and crew and sail the British Virgin Islands.

  10. This is great, I love Deanna's books. I would (and will) go to Quebec and stay at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. The sheer beauty and over the top elegance meets diva fantasy meets old world calling aspect of it really resonates with me. Thank you.

  11. Frida Kahlo's clothing is on exhibit for the first time at her Blue House in Mexico city. I would go there just to soak up any little piece of Frida! I would love to read any book of Dianna's, but her take on 1920's Mexico would be amazing too!

  12. I would love to travel to the lake district in England. I love Jane Austen and I would to visit the countryside she wrote so famously about

  13. I would like to travel to Macchu Picchu to see the Mayan Ruins! Also, I love Hawaii, because the nature/wildlife is so awesome –and I have been there a couple of times : )

  14. Those earrings are gorgeous! I would go to Ireland. The land is so beautiful, and walking where my ancestors lived and loved always make me feel connected to my past.

  15. I;d like to go to Bora Bora because I'love to stay in one of those glass-bottomed huts.

  16. I would love to go to South Africa and do a safari/city combo vacation. I've always dreamed of seeing lions in the wild and Capetown just looks beautiful. It would be fun to throw in a little wine tasting as well!

  17. I would love to go to Japan. I've been to Europe, but never Asia. I think all the culture, which is so different from our own, would be fabulous.

  18. I like you on Facebook.

    I would love to travel to Barcelona. It's where my father is from and I've never been to Spain at all.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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