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Far in the Wilds (eNovella) by Deanna Raybourn {Review}

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Far in the Wilds (eNovella) by Deanna Raybourn {Review}Far in the Wilds by Deanna Raybourn
Series: A Spear of Summer Grass #0.5

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Also by this author: A Curious Beginning
ISBN: B00ALTVIJC
Genres: Historical Fiction, Novella
Published by Harlequin Mira on April 1st 2013
Pages: 54
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased on Kindle
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New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn takes readers into Africa during the height of British colonialism, to meet a man as wild as the land he loves in this prequel novella....
Kenya, 1918
Ryder White is Canadian by birth but African by choice. He is more at home in the wilds of the savannah, shooting and sleeping his way across the continent, than amongst the hedonistic colonists of Kenyan society.
In a landscape where one false move can cost a man his life, Ryder's skill as a guide is unparalleled, but only the rich or royal can afford his services. When a European prince hires Ryder to help him hunt an elusive leopard Ryder thinks it's just another well-paying job with yet another spoiled voyeur. But this perilous journey is full of dangers that may change Ryder forever....
Ryder returns in A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn, where he encounters a woman from a very different world, to explore beauty and darkness and what is truly worth fighting for.

Far in the Wilds novella Review

Last night I finished reading Far in the Wilds, the prequel novel to A Spear of Summer Grass.

A Curious Beginning Review

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A few years ago I started to read ASoSG but was turned off by the over sexual nature of the story. After recently reading A Curious Beginning, I decided I would give this saga another try because I do so enjoy Deanna Raybourn‘s writing. This week I started reading ASoSG again and when I came across the introduction of the character Ryder, I decided I wanted a little background on his story. So I hiatus ASoSG and picked up FitW.

Far in the Wilds was a great read. I got it when it was a freebie on Kindle, but I have noted that it is also available in the Overdrive R.E.A.D.S. Library system as a digital book as well. It apparently translates to about 54 physical pages and I read it in about two evenings before bed. I think it may be the most personal side I have ever read of one of Deanna’s male characters, because her stories are usually completely told from the female protagonist’s angle and it was a neat intrigue to get to know a bit more about the man that frames the character Ryder.

This eBook prequel has left me wanting to read more, and I’m picking up A Spear of Summer Grass again.

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About Deanna Raybourn

Deanna Raybourn

DEANNA RAYBOURN is the author of the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Lady Julia Grey mysteries and several standalone novels (15 books total; Harlequin) . She lives in Virginia with her family.

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