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  • A Mosaic of Wings
  • Kimberly Duffy
  • 24 March 2017

A Mosaic of Wings[Reading] ➸ A Mosaic of Wings Author Kimberly Duffy – Essayreview.co.uk It s , 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 deg It s , 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 fieldIndia isn t what she A Mosaic ePUB Ì 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 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: Kimberly Duffy

Kimberly Duffy is a Long Island native currently living in Southwest Ohio When she s not homeschooling her four kids, she writes historical fiction that takes her readers back in time and across oceans She loves trips that require a passport, recipe books, and practicing kissing scenes with her husband of years He doesn t mind You can find Kimberly at kimberlyduffy.


10 thoughts on “A Mosaic of Wings

  1. says:

    This cover grabbed my attention It is so lovely.Nora is a strong willed young woman having just graduated from college using up all the funds her deceased father left her She lives with her mother and step father Nora loves her mother dearly yet wants to pursue her study of entomology by being a part of a field study in India.The imagery of India was simply spectacular I cannot say enough praise about how beautifully the author penned the scenery While in India, Nora runs into familiar stru This cover grabbed my attention It is so lovely.Nora is a strong willed young woman having just graduated from college using up all the funds her deceased father left her She lives with her mother and step father Nora loves her mother dearly yet wants to pursue her study of entomology by being a part of a field study in India.The imagery of India was simply spectacular I cannot say enough praise about how beautifully the author penned the scenery While in India, Nora runs into familiar struggles for the time because she is a female I got frustrated with Nora at times for making decisions which caused her to further lose esteem with some of her male colleagues At the same time, she completely won my heart with her friendship of a young girl and a mother who lost her son to disease.Overall, this was an enjoyable novel and I look forward to reading others by this debut author My gratitude to publisher Bethany House for a complimentary NetGalley copy of the novel I was not required to post a review and all opinions expressed are my own

  2. says:

    With A Mosaic of Wings, Kimberly Duffy proves herself to be an author to watch I enjoyed the book overall, and was really impressed with the insect and India scenery aspects of it The Author s Note tells us that she lived in India for a while, and that personal experience with the country really paid off If you feel like traveling to India, this book will definitely take you there The descriptions are spell binding, and I adore being immersed in a vibrant storyworld.For a while, I really did With A Mosaic of Wings, Kimberly Duffy proves herself to be an author to watch I enjoyed the book overall, and was really impressed with the insect and India scenery aspects of it The Author s Note tells us that she lived in India for a while, and that personal experience with the country really paid off If you feel like traveling to India, this book will definitely take you there The descriptions are spell binding, and I adore being immersed in a vibrant storyworld.For a while, I really didn t like Nora But I reminded myself the author was setting her up for a lot of character development From the beginning of the book, she had a LOT of room to grow, so I was interested to see how that would happen Sometimes I wondered if it would At some point, Owen points out that she wears a mask I knew that, and was eager to see behind it She is a very nonconventional heroine who made several choices that made me cringe see above, regarding room to grow So at times, watching Nora was like watching a train wreck I couldn t look away and just had to know what would happen next She does learn some lessons by the end, but wow, is it ever a bumpy road Poor Owen It certainly held my attention It s refreshing to read a different kind of heroine, even one I wouldn t have been friends with personally Again, I loved the India scenery and senses The insects gave me the heeby jeebies, the orb weaver spider but it s an unusual passion for a heroine, and therefore, I appreciate it I look forward to seeing what the author releases next

  3. says:

    4.5 stars Bees are interesting creaturesBumblebees will travel miles from their hives in order to do what they need to do They don t stay close to home Her father s tender words trickle through her memory, meaningwhat, exactly Do they mean that entomologist Nora Shipley should be forced to marry a man whom she hardly knows and who would certainly never indulge her love of scientific discovery Or do they mean pursuing a coveted scholarship, thus providing a way to further 4.5 stars Bees are interesting creaturesBumblebees will travel miles from their hives in order to do what they need to do They don t stay close to home Her father s tender words trickle through her memory, meaningwhat, exactly Do they mean that entomologist Nora Shipley should be forced to marry a man whom she hardly knows and who would certainly never indulge her love of scientific discovery Or do they mean pursuing a coveted scholarship, thus providing a way to further pursue her education, so that her now deceased father s beloved scientific journal can escape ruin Perhaps those words mean that Nora must gather the necessary courage to travel half way around the world to the land of India, accompanied by another student of entomology, whose future is also dependent on the coveted Cornell scholarship Owen Epps could there beto her university nemesis than meets the eye Layers so many layers wrap themselves around this enchanting story that it becomes nearly impossible to unravel one, without dismantling all the others Like the beautiful sari that Nora indulgently experiences for a brief moment, once unbound, this story exposes an authentic core that everyone longs for .unconditional love Nora had it, Nora lost it Nora gave it, Nora gained it for after all, according to Owen, I think you just need someone to keep you from falling out of trees What a courageous premiere into the world of historical fiction I received a copy of this book from the publisher The opinions stated above are entirely my own

  4. says:

    Reasons why you Must Read Mosaic of Wings if you are an Inspy Historical Lover NORA she s strong and smart and competitive Moreover, she dominates the page and the hero don t worry, it s part of the reason he digs her A woman in a man s world she is often anomalous to other heroines in inspy fiction and in a most welcome way that will appeal to readers of Siri Mitchell and Elizabeth Camden Prove herself again Over and over in every part of her life, forever and ever She d have to prov Reasons why you Must Read Mosaic of Wings if you are an Inspy Historical Lover NORA she s strong and smart and competitive Moreover, she dominates the page and the hero don t worry, it s part of the reason he digs her A woman in a man s world she is often anomalous to other heroines in inspy fiction and in a most welcome way that will appeal to readers of Siri Mitchell and Elizabeth Camden Prove herself again Over and over in every part of her life, forever and ever She d have to prove herself Nora s tenacity and the shell she builds around herself for her singular purpose may have been off putting without the nuance of humanity and vulnerability, not to mention her care for her science and her wonder and beguilement mirroring the author s own of India.IMPECCABLE RESEARCH not only of India during the Colonial era but the grand age of Victorian age scientific discovery and research Carrying on a scientific journal, Nora s research and passion for her subjects the beautiful butterflies and insects are a welcome reprieve from many familiar tropes in the genre and allow Nora to stand out as competitive, dedicated and honouring of her father s legacy.INDIA this is an immersive read that delicately looks at a time of white occupation in India with reverence and grace, never once shying from the intricacies of social and cultural involvement and Western occupation A novel for the senses, Mosaic of Wings is deft like a butterfly wing but also rich to the smell and taste of the rainbow that is Kodaikanal and its sights and markets Nora found herself facing a dizzying array of spices mounded in silver bowls on a red cloth They dazzled the senses I love that Nora s observation and studious skills for her entomological work guide the reader into what she experiences surrounding her in India which leads me to THE VOICE the pragmatic voice cleverly mirrors Nora and Owen s pursuits of discovery as if you are in the midst of a journal writing scientist who is determined to give you the facts in their most crucial detail As such, the book is compellingly readable, allowing you far enough into the psyche of its lead characters and their well developed world while never once hovering into sentimentality Yet, the delicacy of the insects they study, the sumptuous and resonant colouring of the world of their research in India still stirs Thus, If I use clinical here, I don t use it as a detriment rather as an intelligent reflection of the uber smart brains of these two starring characters they are precise, they are observers, they are oftencomfortable with research than with humans and I find the narrative is perfectly matched for that it s an intentional voice and one that serves the story with a welcome sense of verisimilitude, both to the characters but also their setting and their era and their world The romance is not the focus of the story and hallelujah for that Because Nora s true love is her work, her father s legacy and her dedication to the pursuit of her passion If you loved Mimi Matthew s A Modest Independence or Lynn Austin s Where We Belong, then this is the book for you Cannot wait to read the next

  5. says:

    Nora Shipley is a valedictorian of her class at Cornell University in 1895, but she is a female graduating with a degree in entomology which is unheard of in that day and time All she yearns for is to follow in her deceased father s footsteps Owen Epps has been her arch rival for the top spot her entire time in college Now they are both off to India to see who can win the scholarship to pursue a Master s Degree.Duffy s writing flows so beautifully, and she brings to life not only India but th Nora Shipley is a valedictorian of her class at Cornell University in 1895, but she is a female graduating with a degree in entomology which is unheard of in that day and time All she yearns for is to follow in her deceased father s footsteps Owen Epps has been her arch rival for the top spot her entire time in college Now they are both off to India to see who can win the scholarship to pursue a Master s Degree.Duffy s writing flows so beautifully, and she brings to life not only India but the beauty of its life, culture, insects and butterflies Nora so embodies the advanced women of her times and is determined that nothing will stop her including her demanding stepfather in her pursuit of what she wants But as she spends time in India she finds that people areimportant than things She makes decisions that may derail her pursuit of further education, but she knows deep in her heart that she has made the right choices Owen was a swoon worthy hero who also realizes that choices can determine your path in life This debut novel was absolutely intriguing, and I can t wait forbooks from this author I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley Opinions are mine alone I was not compensated for this review

  6. says:

    ..I m an indoor girl I don t like bugs.Any sort of bug.I never thought I d enjoy a book about bugs so much.In all seriousness, A Mosaic of Wings by Kimberly Duffy is about a lotthan bugs.A Mosaic of Wings is a completely captivating novel This book had so much beauty There s beauty in the words, beauty in the setting, the characters Everything is filled with beauty Blended within the beauty, though, is sadness, inequality, assumptions and pain.There s also hope A lot of hope And a l..I m an indoor girl I don t like bugs.Any sort of bug.I never thought I d enjoy a book about bugs so much.In all seriousness, A Mosaic of Wings by Kimberly Duffy is about a lotthan bugs.A Mosaic of Wings is a completely captivating novel This book had so much beauty There s beauty in the words, beauty in the setting, the characters Everything is filled with beauty Blended within the beauty, though, is sadness, inequality, assumptions and pain.There s also hope A lot of hope And a lovely, lovely romance one to root for I enjoyed every single beautiful word of this beautifully written story I am so glad I read this book It s such a delight Five Beautiful Stars Do not miss this book Kimberly Duffy is one to watch, and I can t wait to see what adventure she takes us on next A Mosaic of Wings is available now Visit www.christianbook.com or www.bakerbookhouse.com to purchase your copyI received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers A positive review was not required Opinions expressed are completely my own.

  7. says:

    Take a bit of Ann of Green Gables, a little Pride and Prejudice, add a trip to India and revolve the entire story around insects , and you have Mosaic of Wings What a unique debut by Kimberly Duffy Something I must commend this author for is the way she incorporated Lydia and Swathi into the storyline Both characters presented forks in the road , neither of which initially had an obvious right or wrong, forcing anomalous decisions This added much depth to the story The main characters, Take a bit of Ann of Green Gables, a little Pride and Prejudice, add a trip to India and revolve the entire story around insects , and you have Mosaic of Wings What a unique debut by Kimberly Duffy Something I must commend this author for is the way she incorporated Lydia and Swathi into the storyline Both characters presented forks in the road , neither of which initially had an obvious right or wrong, forcing anomalous decisions This added much depth to the story The main characters, on the other hand, is where I felt the story could have improved One was far too perfect and the other had the same flaws weaknesses repeat over and over This in turn made the romance feel a bit lopsided and unrealistic Can t say I m a fan of insects, but I may look at them a little different after reading this story My overall feel for the book is 3.5

  8. says:

    A Mosaic of Wings is a stunning, heartfelt debut, rich with intelligence and historical and cultural detail Nora Shipley, entomologist, is a deliciously unconventional heroine smart, determined, and prickly, she is a woman unafraid to embrace life outside the strict lines that defined acceptable Victorian womanhood Its easy to classify Nora as somewhat unlikeable when you first meet her as she is single minded in her goals to the point of disregarding the impact of her actions and their poten A Mosaic of Wings is a stunning, heartfelt debut, rich with intelligence and historical and cultural detail Nora Shipley, entomologist, is a deliciously unconventional heroine smart, determined, and prickly, she is a woman unafraid to embrace life outside the strict lines that defined acceptable Victorian womanhood Its easy to classify Nora as somewhat unlikeable when you first meet her as she is single minded in her goals to the point of disregarding the impact of her actions and their potential consequences on others But her resolve masks a great deal of pain and personal insecurity which leads her to overcompensate a quality that, if I m being honest and if others readers dare to join me is wholly relatable and personally challenging Nora is a woman so desperate to avoid being strait laced by convention that despite her formidable intellect, she refuses to see the possibility of a future as orfulfilling than that which she always envisioned for herself The gift of this novel and the grace of faith in a God higher than ourselves is in how despite fear, uncertainty, and pure human stubbornness, Nora s future unfolds and takes shape with the grace and unexpected beauty of one of the butterflies she so loves to study.I adored the relationship between Nora and her longtime academic rival, Owen I could not help but be reminded of another pair of academic rivals turned lovers, Anne and Gilbert Although here, the friction and banter between the two has a spark and frisson that lends this would be romance a delicious, unforgettable spark I love a hero who believes in the heroine and her future eventhan she can yet fathom A man who appreciates and believes in Nora and isn t threatened by her intelligence is an attractive hero indeed Traveling to India allows Nora the opportunity to shed the mask of self preservation and social expectation that she was arguably not even aware she wore Shedding the burden of convention and expectation is not without fear, but I loved watching Nora blossom as she began to see herself through Owen s eyes giving her the faith to see a future not yet fully conceived Duffy s passion for India and her people are clear from the text, as is her experience interacting with the culture albeit here through a historical lens It is all too easy in an inspirational novel of this nature for the Christian point of view to be presented as that which trumps all others but as Nora learns here, walking out her faith on foreign shores requires nuance, compassion, and has sacrificial consequences she must decide if she is willing to accept Her faith provides her with a bedrock of truth, but walking it out in a land and a culture wholly unfamiliar, shaded in greys instead of black and white choices, brings Nora to a leap of faith that allows her to embrace a future beyond her imagination A Mosaic of Wings is a gorgeously rendered novel with a deliciously smart heroine and a swoonworthy hero I love a story that digs deep, meets me where I m at, and through the lens of the narrative challenges my own viewpoint and grows my faith I didn t expect this novel to impact me as it did, but I m forever grateful This is a story that has the potential to linger in the heart long after the final pages

  9. says:

    A Mosaic of Wings is a stunning debut for Author Kimberly Duffy She takes us into the fascinating world of exotic insects and the beginnings of women making their mark into the scientific world of men Her descriptive words put you right into a small village in India with its vivid sights and smells The trees shaded them, casting shadows over the packed dirt and blanketing everything in a hush that whispered ancient stories Overripe fruit scented the air with spicy incense, and Nora clasped A Mosaic of Wings is a stunning debut for Author Kimberly Duffy She takes us into the fascinating world of exotic insects and the beginnings of women making their mark into the scientific world of men Her descriptive words put you right into a small village in India with its vivid sights and smells The trees shaded them, casting shadows over the packed dirt and blanketing everything in a hush that whispered ancient stories Overripe fruit scented the air with spicy incense, and Nora clasped her hands in her lap, compelled to prayer She paints a realistic picture of a young woman seeking equality and pursuing her dream In 1885 Ithaca, New York, Nora Shipley is one of a few women to graduate from Cornell University Her deceased professor father helped instill in her a love of entomology She wants to carry on his legacy and obtain her Masters Degree but needs to compete for a scholarship Owen Epps could be a rival or an ally Owen is a complex character who grows on you as the author reveals, layer by layer, his motivations and his growth as he realizes what he actually wants from life Things getcomplicated when they join a research team in India Known for speaking her mind, Nora will need to navigate a fine line when her Christian morals bid her to act on behalf of one who is trapped in the pagan practices of a foreign land India, and everything that happened there, spoke to her in whispers that caressed her memories, wrapping everything in the exotic perfume and sultry, cicada song nights Ms Duffy weaves a complex story into a beautiful tapestry and shows us that God can turn the impossible into the possible This is an author to keep an eye on I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House I was not required to give a favorable review All opinions are my own

  10. says:

    A Mosaic of Wings is the debut novel of Kimberly Duffy, and I just felt it calling me ok ok, the stunning cover and synopsis might have caused the calling, and I m really glad I got to read it as it didn t disappoint In fact, with a debut like this I feel quite sure Kimberly Duffy will soon be counted amongst the names of the most popular Christian fiction authors So, in short I loved it Nora doesn t have it easy being a woman in the scientific field of entomology insects is quite unhe A Mosaic of Wings is the debut novel of Kimberly Duffy, and I just felt it calling me ok ok, the stunning cover and synopsis might have caused the calling, and I m really glad I got to read it as it didn t disappoint In fact, with a debut like this I feel quite sure Kimberly Duffy will soon be counted amongst the names of the most popular Christian fiction authors So, in short I loved it Nora doesn t have it easy being a woman in the scientific field of entomology insects is quite unheard of She has used the money her father left her to pursue an education, but the money is gone now, and she really wants to get a masters degree and fulfill the dream her father has for her running a scientific paper But the only way to do this is to get a scholarship, but there is another contender, Owen, and joining his trip to India to hopefully discover a new species might be the only way she can get the advantage but to do that she needs to prove herself again and again to the scientists who only see her as a woman I love how sure Nora was of her own worth, that can t have been easy at the time, and I can t help but love her father who imprinted this in her Nora is head strong, stubborn, quick to speak and act, loving, intelligent and above all enthousiastic about everything Her love for nature jumps from the page and her excitement for new discoveries is catching And yes, sometimes it gets her into trouble too, very cringeworthy trouble lol And Owen, a golden boy who seems to get everything he wants in life with no effort, but not all is as it seems I love their budding friendship and how he takes her seriously as a scientist but also tries to get her to open up and shed her mask They both have their past and their ideas for the future, and they were both well rounded characters Also, I love it how Nora keeps telling everyone she dislikes adventures, often right in the middle of an adventure, and no one believes her for even a second The side characters are also very noteworthy I think everyone who reads this book will love Sita instantly, the niece of the cook, who makes art out of anything she can find The friendship between Nora and Sita is very sweet What I didn t expect to love was India but I did Sure, another country is always fun to read about, but in this book you get emerged in the culture, the food, nature and people And it was awesome and I really wish I could taste some of those foods It really felt I was traveling across the world with Nora The ending kept me guessing and was a little bittersweet but also everything I wanted There is a lot of emotional depth and I wish I could saybut that would be spoilery.All in all, I can really recommend A Mosaic of Wings, I really loved it I received an e copy from Bethany House through Netgalley for which I am really grateful but it hasn t influenced my opinions

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