Friday, April 2, 2010

An Absence So Great by Jane Kirkpatrick Blog Tour:



An Absence so Great Book Cover




About the book:

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.


About the Author:

Jane Kirkpatrick is a best-selling, award-winning author whose previous historical novels include All Together in One Place and Christy Award finalist A Tendering in the Storm. An international keynote speaker, she has earned regional and national recognition for her stories based on the lives of actual people, including the prestigious Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Hall of Fame. Jane is a Wisconsin native who since 1974 has lived in Eastern Oregon, where she and her husband, Jerry, ranch 160 rugged acres.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. Being that it was about my passion of photography, I was excited to read it. This is actually the second book in the series, but it does not take away from the story. I also like how the author includes a detail of characters in the front of the book, so you can see who and what everyone is. Along with a map, so you can kinda plot and picture it in your mind. I loved the vivid detail, as it really made you feel like you were right there. I really would recommend this book to any of my friends. Great read!

Buy it:

You can get it at Random House for $14.99

Win it:

I have One Copy to give away here!!

To Enter:

Leave me a comment telling me what your hobby is… (Mandatory to enter)

Giveaway is for US Residents only and will end on April 11th @ 10pm EST. The winner will be chosen by and will have 48hrs to respond or I choose a new winner.

* This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

1 comment:

Ashley said...

I have quite a few hobbies so its hard to pick just one. But during the summer I love to go camping and during the winters its puzzles :) I glue my puzzles when I am done with them so when I own a house I am going to have a puzzle room full of puzzles on every wall!