Wednesday, March 31, 2010
An Absence So Great and Giveaway!
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Title: AN ABSENCE SO GREAT
Author: Jane Kirkpatrick
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Did photography replace an absence in her life – or – expose the truth of her heart’s emptiness? (from the back cover)
Jessie Ann Gaebele is only eighteen, and is working as a photographer in Milwaukee to assist the owners who have fallen ill from mercury poisoning—but she’d agree to anything to leave behind her married romantic interest and to start fresh.
Jessie is successful as a photographer and soon is gaining footing in other Midwestern towns, but even a job she loves can’t seem to keep painful memories away. And then her forbidden love darkens the portrait of her life…
AN ABSENCE SO GREAT is the sequel to Ms. Kirkpatrick’s novel A Flickering Light. This story is based on the true story of her grandparents. Ms. Kirkpatrick is a very talented author, allowing us to see even the tiniest flicker of light in her stories, bringing the setting alive as well as the characters.
I enjoyed reading through the story of AN ABSENCE SO GREAT and getting to know Jessie Ann Gaebele a tiny bit more. I especially enjoyed reading the Author’s Notes and Acknowledgements as well as the Interview with the Author sections of the book included at the end. A readers guide is included as well. $14.99. 383 pages.
This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.
Jane Kirkpatrick is an award-winning author of sixteen historical novels, including A Flickering Light, the first part of Jessie Gaebale’s story, and three nonfiction titles. Known for her unique insights into the exploration of community, family and faith of actual historical women, the Wisconsin native and her husband have called their ranch in Oregon home for the past 25 years.