Ottilie Russell is adrift between two cultures, British and Indian, belonging to both and neither. In order to support her little brother, Thaddeus, and her grandmother, she relies upon her skills in beetle-wing embroidery that have been passed down to her through generations of Indian women.
When a stranger appears with the news that Thaddeus is now Baron Sunderson and must travel to England to take his place as a nobleman, Ottilie is shattered by the secrets that come to light. Despite her growing friendship with Everett Scott, friend to Ottilie’s English grandmother and aunt, she refuses to give up her brother. Then tragedy strikes, and she is forced to make a decision that will take Thaddeus far from death and herself far from home.
But betrayal and loss lurk in England, too, and soon Ottilie must fight to ensure Thaddeus doesn’t forget who he is, as well as find a way to stitch a place for herself in this foreign land.
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I loved reading this book. If was well written and interesting. I do isn’t know a lot about india during that time so it was fun to learn about it. All those different spices that Ottilie used sounded good and I wish I could have tried her dishes. It made me want to go to India.
I liked both Ottilie and Everett. They were fun to get to know. Thaddeus was just adorable. He brightened up the room whenever he was around. The story had a lot of detail and was well thought out. I could picture the scenes very well. I liked how she weaved Biblical truth throughout the story. The reader can learn them right along with the characters.
I listened to part of this as an audiobook. The narrator did a good job bringing the story to life. She was easy to understand
I’m looking forward to reading more by Kimberly Duffy. I recommend this book to my family and friends.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
About the Author
Kimberly Duffy is a Long Island native currently living in Southwest Ohio, via six months in India. 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 twenty years. He doesn’t mind.
To celebrate her tour, Kimberly is giving away the grand prize $25 Amazon gift card along with a signed copy of either A Mosaic of Wings or A Tapestry of Light!!
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