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A Spear of Summer Grass

A Spear of Summer Grass - Deanna Raybourn I have been excited about reading A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn since first hearing about it. Since she is already responsible for creating two of my all-time favorite characters, I had high expectations for what she could accomplish with a story set in 1920s Kenya. Overall? It was pretty darn good.Unfortunately, A Spear of Summer Grass and I didn’t get off to the best start. Delilah Drummond is NOT a likable gal in the beginning. Trying to relate to her? Forget about it. The beginning of the book shows her involved in one scandal too many and being more or less banished from Paris to Kenya until things die down. The first thing I fell in love with was the setting – Deanna Raybourn makes Kenya glorious and the Fairlight plantation where Delilah is staying really comes to life.Check out the rest of my review at The Allure of Books.