Saturday, May 16, 2020

A Mosaic of Wings Review

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 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. (Goodreads)

 My Thoughts

I saw the cover of this book and it immediately caught my eye. Then I realized that Kimberly Duffy was a new author and I love discovering new authors! My expectation was pretty high with this story and it didn't disappoint. I really enjoyed the different settings. India is not a common setting within Christian fiction and I found it to be refreshing. It took awhile for me to warm up to Nora as her character wasn't quite what I was expecting. I loved the science part even though that is not an area I am familiar with. For a debut author I found this story to be pretty well written. There were a couple of times I thought it moved a little slow but overall the story line was well done and kept me turning pages. There is a twist midway into the book that I thought added a lot and I also appreciated that the romance side of things wasn't the main focus. If you enjoy historical fiction I think you would like this novel.
I am excited to see what Duffy writes next and eagerly await the next release! 

Four Stars. 

"I received this book from the publisher for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."


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