Sunday, April 4, 2010

New Drawing for An Absence So Great by Jane Kirkpatrick

An Absence So Great by Jane Kirkpatrick captured my attention right away with its cast of characters in the first few pages of the book along with a map of Winona, Minnesota from the 1900 time period. It was also very intriguing to have some actual authentic photographs spread throughout the book.

Jane's writing style is witty and romantic stirring a desire to be swept away in the past, even if for a little while.

If you love photography you will be interested in the way in which Jane describes what the photographer is thinking while looking at a subject and what the photographer wants to portray in each photograph. You will take a trip through time with a bird's eye view through the lens of a 1900's photographer.

The scenes and characters in the book are based on actual historical women in this time period. You see the struggle for equality rising among the women. For example; women in those days were not looked kindly on if they were to go into a store by themselves to make a would have been quite scandalous and an opportunity for scoundrels to take advantage of!

Jesse Gaebele has left behind a forbidden romance with her former (married) employer, Fred Bauer. Jesse's personal life is still at a crossroads as the book opens up. She escapes to Milwaukee hoping to begin again and get her life on track. Although she tries she cannot keep painful memories away as she struggles to make a new life for herself. She soon discovers that something is missing inside of her, there is an absence in her heart. What can fill this emptiness and give her the life she so longs for? Read along as Jesse finds love, forgiveness, and ultimate grace.

To enter the drawing for this lovely book make a comment to this post!

Extra entries:

1 - Follow me on Twitter (lucieluvsca)

2- Follow my blog on Facebook (My blog network taggy is on the right if you scroll down)

Author Bio:

Jane Kirkpatrick is an award-winning author of sixteen historical novels, including A Flickering Light, the first part of Jesse Gaebele's story, and three nonfiction novels. 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.
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You may purchase your own copy of An Absence So Great by Jane Kirkpatrick here:

I received this book from Random House Publishers for review. I review each book carefully and give my own personal opinion.


Sonia said...

This sound very interesting and inspiring! Thanks for sharing. :)

scrapbookangel said...

A definite addition to my "wish list" of books I want to read. May have to push it toward the top so I can get to it faster.

Wendy said...

I really enjoy Jane's books and am very excited to read it.

Jo said...

I enjoy historical fiction ahnd haven't read any books by Jane Kirkpatrick yet. Please enter me in the giveaway.

I'm following you on twitter and on facebook now.


Julia said...

I've wanted to read this for a while.


Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Thank you!

Bill ;-)

billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:

Lucie said...

So glad that you all stopped by! For those of you who are now following my Tweets and Networked Blogs on Facebook I have given you extra entries :-)


Mystica said...

Havent read any of this author's books would like to however. Please count me in.


Marjorie said...

I love books from this period, please count me in to win and read this book.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

A new great site for me, I am now a follower.

Tea said...

I would love to read An Absence So Great. I tweeted you from PearlTulip1.

Tea said...

Left a note on Facebook.


Deborah said...

Hey Lucie! Great book review! Sounds so good. I would love to be able to win your giveaway! I am also a follower of yours on twitter and your blog on facebook. Of course. ;)

Lorra said...

Ooooh, this one sounds really good! I would love to be in the drawing for this one!

Lucie said...

Just a note to let you all know that I will be drawing a name on Thursday, so be looking :-)

Deborah: So glad that you stopped by! Thank you for the nice comments! You have two extra entries as well :-)

Lorraine: Welcome to my little blog! I'm happy that you came by. You are entered in the drawing!


Linda said...

This would be my first book by Jane. I love historical books, and this would be great to learn about photography in the early days.
Please enter me. Thanks!
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Martha A. said...

I have enjoyed some of Jane's other books! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

Deborah said...

I would love to win this book! It sounds very good.

Darcie K. said...

I would love to read this! Thanks for the giveaway

Darcie K. said...

I follow you on Twitter

Darcie K. said...

I follow via Networked Blogs

Ashley said...

Enter me please.

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