An Absence So Great
by Jane Kirkpatrick
Inspired by the engaging stories told through her grandmother’s photographs taken at the turn of the century, award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick provides a portrait of the tension between darkness and light in the soul of a young woman pursuing her professional dreams
While growing in confidence as a photographer, eighteen-year-old Jessie Ann Gaebele’s personal life is at a crossroads. Hoping she’s put an unfortunate romantic longing behind her as “water under the bridge,” she exiles herself to Milwaukee to operate photographic studios for those owners who have fallen ill with mercury poisoning.
Jessie gains footing in her dream to one day operate her own studio and soon finds herself in other Midwest towns, pursuing her profession. But even a job she loves can’t keep painful memories from seeping into her heart when the shadows of a forbidden love threaten to darken the portrait of her life.
With the sickness in my house lately, I haven't been able to really sit down and read this book. I am in the fourth chapter and enjoying it. I find myself being drawn in to the story and am curious about the characters. I like the style of writing and love the old pictures scattered throughout with the background stories told with them.
This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.
Now, I am seriously enjoying giving away books on my blog! lol It is so much fun. So...I have a copy of this book to give away. Just leave a comment and I will draw a name on Sunday the 5th.