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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Book Review and Giveaway - A Tapestry Of Light - by Kimberly Duffy - hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours

 A Tapestry of Light JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for A Tapestry of Light by Kimberly Duffy, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Title: A Tapestry of Light

Author: Kimberly Duffy

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

Release date: March 16, 2021

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Calcutta, 1886.

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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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.

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A Tapestry of Light By: Kimberly Duffy is Historical Fiction book. This is the first book that I have read by this author and I enjoyed it very much. I am a history nerd and I have a masters in military history. I have NOT ever read a book that was based in India during 1885. I do not know a lot about the culture or this time period. I learned a lot from the author. The author did careful research to make this feel as real as possible. 

In this story we meet Ottilie. She is trapped between two cultures. She does not feel like she belongs to either of them. Ottilie and her brother Thaddeus have just lost their second parent. Ottilie knows that she still has to support her family - so she continues her mother's beetle wing embroidery business. I felt bad for Ottilie  - the loss of her parent - the struggle of being caught in two cultures where you don't feel like you belong. Ottilie looks Indian like her mother, while Thaddeus can pass for white. There is also a family secret that threatens to bring shame to the family. 

I love the way that the author wrote her characters. When they felt sad, that oozed off the pages. You felt their emotions. The author has also done a great job weaving faith into the story. Ottilie was faced with a lot - and she surely felt like she was losing her faith in God. 

Special thanks to the author, publisher and JustRead Publicity tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.  


(1) winner will receive a print copy of A Tapestry of Light, A Mosaic of Wings, and Recipes from an Indian Kitchen!

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight March 22, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on March 29, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


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  1. Lovely review! Thank you! - JustRead Tours

  2. The review highlights so many positives in the author’s writing, I know that I will be absorbed when in the story.

  3. I loved the first book. Can’t wait to read this one.