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Monday, March 29, 2010

Blog Tour: An Absence So Great

An Absence So Great by Jane Kirkpatrick~ blog tour March 29th- April 2nd

Publisher's summary:
An Absence So Great: A Novel (Portraits of the Heart)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.
This was one of those books that I picked up and found myself finishing the very next day... the characters drew me in immediately.  Jessie's internal struggles as she tries to put the past behind her are so real, and something everyone can relate to in some way.  The author's writing style is very easy to read, descriptive without being overly focused on every detail.  I'll probably be looking for more books by this author the next time I visit the library.
My copy of this book was provided in exchange for my honest review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

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