We are so excited to introduce our Rough Draft Life community to our dear friend and fellow novelist, Kimberly Duffy. In this episode, Kimberly discusses her lifelong dream of writing, her heart for India, and what it’s like when your traveling dreams come to a screeching halt during a global pandemic.
Kimberly Duffy enjoys writing historical fiction that takes readers back in time and across oceans. Her books often feature ahead-of-their-time heroines, evocative settings, and real-life faith. When not writing or homeschooling her four children, she enjoys taking trips that require a passport and practicing kissing scenes with her husband of twenty years. A Long Island native, she currently resides in southwest Ohio.
About the Book
Nora Shipley has one goal–to carry on the legacy of her late father by taking over the scientific journal he started. To that end, she’s fought to be taken seriously among her male classmates and graduate as valedictorian of Cornell’s entomology program. When pressures to settle down rise to a fever pitch, she impulsively joins a research expedition in Kodaikanal, India, to prove herself in the field and win a scholarship.
But India holds several surprises–she is impressed not only by the beauty of its natural wonders, but also by the gentle nature she discovers in the rival classmate who accompanied her, Owen Epps.
Instead of exploring, however, she is forced by the expedition leader to stay at camp and illustrate exotic butterflies the men of the team find without her. During the many quiet days, Nora befriends Sita, a young Indian girl who has been dedicated to a goddess against her will.
In this spellbinding new land, Nora is soon faced with impossible choices–between saving Sita and saving her career, and between what she’s always thought she wanted and the man she’s come to love.
Edit Your Life
Kimberly is working on embracing the unknown and being okay with taking things day by day. We highly recommend you embrace at least one known thing–reading this fabulous novel.
Find Kimberly Dreaming of India …
- at her Facebook Launch Party on Facebook May 5
- on her Facebook author page as Kimberly Duffy
- on Instagram as @kimberlyduffyauthor
- on her website, Kimberly Duffy
- order A Mosaic of Wings wherever you buy books (and if you order from an indie, send Kimberly a message and she’ll give you a shout out on social media!)
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