A Mosaic of Wings is the first book I’ve read from Kimberly Duffy. So glad I did! Here’s my review of this stunning debut novel:
Kimberley Duffy really brings India and its richness to life, particularly in the time period in which this historical fiction novel was written. I could almost smell the spices and hear the cicadas sing. In A Mosaic of Wings, Nora Shipley goes on quite the journey, both emotionally and physically. I was delighted to be swept along with her adventures. This book draws you in and doesn’t let go, allowing you to care for these characters. Next thing you know, you are deeply invested. The characters are complex and the author does a great job of showing us that even the most challenging of characters deserve compassion. Nora and Owen take a while to figure things out, but what a joy to watch them do so. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to more from this author, this is a stunning debut.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
ABOUT THE BOOK
It’s 1885, and all Nora Shipley wants, now that she’s graduating from Cornell University as valedictorian of the entomology program, is to follow in her late father’s footsteps by getting her master’s degree and taking over the scientific journal he started. The only way to uphold her father’s legacy is to win a scholarship, so she joins a research expedition in Kodaikanal, India, to prove herself in the field.
India isn’t what she expects, though, and neither is the rival classmate who accompanies her, Owen Epps. As her preconceptions of India–and of Owen–fall away, she finds both far more captivating than she expected. Forced by the expedition leader to stay at camp and illustrate exotic butterflies the men of the team find without her, Nora befriends Sita, a young Indian girl who has been dedicated to a goddess against her will.
In this spellbinding new land, Nora is soon faced with impossible choices–between saving Sita and saving her career, and between what she’s always thought she wanted and the man she’s come to love.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
You can find Kimberly at www.kimberlyduffy.com
Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and The Word Guild. She is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep released, Jan 21, 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.
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