“A Mosaic of Wings” by Kimberly Duffy is one of the most unique and captivating works of historical fiction I’ve read in a long time. . . It is very difficult to believe this is a debut novel! Published by Bethany House, this powerful book leaps into topics I’ve never before encountered in the genre, and the result was utterly enchanting.
From the first page, I could tell that “A Mosaic of Wings”, which is set in 1885, would be a one-of-a-kind story. Here are two significant reasons why:
– Our heroine is a college student soon to graduate near the top of her class from an entomology program – that is, the study of bugs! This is a huge passion of hers, and plays an integral role in the story. I learned so much (sometimes more than I wanted to!) about creepy-crawlies…
– Part of the story is set in India. This vibrant country was brought to life in such vivid detail that I was certain the author must be intimately familiar with the location – and as I discovered in the Author’s Note at the end, this is exactly the case!
Of course there is so much more to the book than the interests of the protagonist and the location where the story took place, but those factors did help to set the story apart. The characters are vividly depicted, and the secrets they hold keep you guessing until nearly the end. I did not always agree with the morals of the story or the motives of the characters, but this did not detract from my enjoyment of reading such an incredibly written work of fiction. If you are looking for a new story that will entertain while educating, and inspire while uplifting, look no further than “A Mosaic of Wings”!
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”