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!
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?
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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 HERE! Giveaway rules.