Far in the Wilds

Far in the Wilds

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by Deanna Raybourn
     
 

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781459249097
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
152,237
File size:
144 KB

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a double major in English and history and an emphasis on Shakespearean studies. She taught high school English for three years in San Antonio before leaving education to pursue a career as a novelist. Deanna makes her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband and daughter and is hard at work on her next novel.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Williamsburg, Virginia
Date of Birth:
June 17, 1968
Place of Birth:
Ft. Worth, Texas
Education:
B.A. in English and History, University of Texas at San Antonio, 1990
Website:
http://www.deannaraybourn.com

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Far in the Wilds 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very entertaining. I liked it very much. The writting just flowed. With the of discription of AFrica, I felt like I was there. Good job. J... :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What man Deanna Raybourn has created in her novella FAR INTO THE WILDS! Ryder White will fascinate you from his first growled words to his final smile, a man who moves with grace and easy confidence through the beauty and dangers of 1918 Kenya. Man mauling lion on the loose? He's your man! Pompous Danish prince demanding a leopard trophy? No problem. Beautiful and enigmatic mademoiselle petrified of crocodiles? She's effortlessly swept up in his arms. He's a man who demands a very special match. Lucky for us that Raybourn has written FAR INTO THE WILDS as a prequel to her forthcoming A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS with an excerpt included here, introducing Delilah Drummond. She's a wild child flapper whose latest scandal -yet another divorce with smuggled jewels, royalty and nasty gossip - has her fabulous mother Mossy, one of her own ex-husbands Quentin, and her favorite stepfather Nigel all conspiring to get Delilah out of the public eye. What better place than Nigel's African plantation? And who lives nearby? That's right! Delilah, meet Ryder. Ryder, meet Delilah. We'll all sit back to enjoy the fireworks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good story, but it is definitely a prequel that leads into another book. You meet some characters that I assume will reappear later, they have some problems, and everything is set up for the future. The writing is good, the characters are interesting, but there was one thing that really bothered me: one character is described at the beginning as blonde, but by the end (and without hair dye) it's black.
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Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent prequel to A Spear of Summer Grass.  It certainly wetted the appetite for the novel.   I found it fun and atmospheric with wonderful descriptions of Africa in 1918 and considering how short it was, I found myself pulled into the story and characters.
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kpgirl613 More than 1 year ago
This is a great short story with interesting characters that make you want to know more. Which is good since it was written as a 'teaser'--you have to go get the novel to find out what happens to the characters. In this story, the lead characters are best friends--a guy and a girl--who don't have any romantic interest in each other. Which is quite novel for the romance genre! But I see that he will find his love in the full-length novel. And I hope we'll get to read the rest of her story as well. Overall, this was a good introduction to Deanna Raybourn's writing. I will read more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this novella from Deanna Raybourn. It gave a great introduction to some of the characters in her forthcoming "A Spear of Summer Grass". I look forward to getting to know these characters better!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is only the prequel! Cannot wait for the full length book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the prequel novella to A Spear of Summer Grass. I found this to be a quick and delightful read that had me itching for the release of A Spear of Summer Grass. Read this, you will enjoy!
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I expected more than a short novel, only 65 pages. It was interesting as far as telling a story about the safari.
Patokagwp More than 1 year ago
I expected an entire novel. I got a SAMPLE of an upcoming/soon to be released novel. NOT VERY HAPPY... and the thing was BORING!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
60 pages