Monday, December 31, 2012

Mailbox Monday 12.31.12

Hosted this month by Suko's Notebook.

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Paris, 1923

The daughter of a scandalous mother, Delilah Drummond is already notorious, even amongst 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 savannah 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.

From Harlequin via NetGalley. Release date: April 23rd.


Anonymous said...

I think I'd like this one - enjoy!

Mystica said...

I've liked her other books with earlier settings and I think I'd like this one as well.

All the best for 2013.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have never read this author, but her books look really good; a New Year's Resolution!

Happy New Year!


Mary (Bookfan) said...

I heard good things about this author's books. I hope you love it! Happy New Year!

bermudaonion said...

That cover is gorgeous - I hope the book's as good. Happy New Year!

Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

oh, this one sounds so good. Now I'm tempted to get it even though I have review books coming out of my ears! Enjoy your new book.

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Love the cover. Enjoy! Have a happy and blessed New Year!
2 Kids and Tired Books MM

Holly said...

Loved her Lady Julia books and can't wait to see what you think of this one. It looks really good!

Elizabeth said...

This book looks GREAT!!

ENJOY...Happy New Year!!

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Shoshanah said...

This one has such a gorgeous cover, and does seem like one I think I'd really enjoy.