A Tapestry of Light – Book Review

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!


A Tapestry of LightTitle: 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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My Thoughts

Speaking of Vivid…

This is my first book by Kimberly Duffy and wow does she truly have a remarkable ability to transport you to the scene she sets. From the cultural richness of India to the backstreets of London, I felt like I was RIGHT THERE. I so enjoyed her attention to detail while writing this story, I felt like I could feel the thread and taste the tangy air. Again, truly one of the better books regarding the details given by the author that I have read in a while. However, the flipside to that is in the details. I think some people will probably think there are to many of them and just want the story to get to the point!

Ottilie was a fantastic character in terms of self-reflection and for the depth of her faith (the faith aspect of this book was beautifully done without being preachy but displayed in a walking out your faith type of way). I enjoyed her interactions with Everett, and I LOVED her devotion to her brother Thaddeus. The story is told in third person, but I would have loved to see some of Everett’s story included as well.

Overall, I give this story 4 out of 5 stars for the AMAZINGLY vivid descriptions that transported me, and for the deep faith aspects of the story. I truly enjoyed this book and I recommend it to anyone who likes historical fiction.

*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.


Kimberly Duffy

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

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. JustRead Tours says:

    Love your review! Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Travelers Wife 4 Life says:

      Thank you! I so enjoyed reading it 🙂


  2. I loved your review. That can be a problem to find a happy medium between details and descriptions and moving the story.


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