Title: A Mosaic of Wings
Author: Kimberly Duffy
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publishing Date: May 5, 2020
Publisher: Bethany House
Length: 352 Pages
About the Book:
Determined to uphold her father’s legacy, newly graduated Nora Shipley joins an entomology research expedition to India to prove herself in the field. In this spellbinding new land, Nora is faced with impossible choices–between saving a young Indian girl and saving her career, and between what she’s always thought she wanted and the man she’s come to love.
I think this one had good bones for a story, but it was also hard for me to get through. Take into mind that I am among the many readers dealing with quarantine brain right now, and this may have played at least somewhat of a factor into it as well. The beginning was lengthy and it took too long to get to the heart of the story. Then I don’t think the heart of the story was given enough emphasis. Confession: I don’t like bugs. But I figured if it was just butterflies it wouldn’t be a big deal. But I still don’t like bugs, and wasn’t interested in the science aspect. This is completely my opinion and I recognize that others would feel very differently (I hope they do!) but it just wasn’t my cup of tea. I feel that Sita’s story needed significantly more page space. I think there was so much more there that begged to be told. My heart went out to her and I found myself speeding through other parts just so I could get back to hers. I get that this was Nora’s story and not Sita’s, but I still think that’s where the real heart was. As much as I tried I wasn’t ever able to fully connect with Nora. Even though this wasn’t my favorite, I’d still give the author another try. I know that I won’t love every book I read, and there were parts that I was sucked into and held my attention. I also know there are others who have thoroughly enjoyed it, and I would recommend checking out some other reviews as well.
*I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
Thank you for your honest review. 🙂