Monday, March 29, 2010

An Absence So Great

Shawna won the drawing for this book. Congratulations Shawna!

An Absence So Great is the second book in a series by Jane Kirkpatrick following photographer Jessie Ann Grabele.

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.

Despite growing in confidence as a photographer, eighteen-year-old Jessie Ann Gaebele’s personal life is still 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 ill with mercury poisoning.

Jessie gains footing on her dream to one day own her own studio and soon finds herself in other Midwest towns, pursuing her profession. But even a job she loves can’t keep those painful memories from seeping into her heart, and the shadows of a forbidden love threaten to darken the portrait of her life.

For more information or to purchase a copy of this book:

If you would like to win a copy of this book please leave me a comment with a way to contact you by April 9th.


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


  1. I am new to following your blog and think that you are doing a great job with it!

    I have an award for you here!

  2. Hello, Jody! great to see you supporting a fellow writer!

    I LOVE Jane's writing and plan to buy a copy myself. In the meantime, I'd love to be entered. There's always a friend, a family member!!

    Would love to have you visit my place as well. Perhaps we could become bloggites!!

  3. I apologize if this is my 2nd post. I got an error on my first post.
    I love her books and can't wait to read this newest book of hers.

  4. Jane is a very interesting author! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

  5. Sounds really good! shawnawilliams(at)

  6. I'm a follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway for Jane's book. I've read several of her books and enjoyed them very much. Thank you! Interesting and helpful review too.



  7. I'm quite interested in reading this book.


  8. I just finished reading the first book in this series and would love to read what happens next.
    Deborah M.

  9. Greetings,
    I really like your blog. I'm very new at this also. I got the same award you did [my first] and thought I would check out your blog. Great job. I'm now your follower.
    Would like to be signed up for the giveaway.
    Trinity Rose

    wandaelaine at gmail dot com

    Please follow my blog

  10. Hi Jody -

    Welcome to the blogging world! I've become a Follower.

    Excellent review. I've also read, reviewed, and enjoyed this book. Reading one of Jane's books is like taking a writing workshop. Her skill in developing characters and plotlines is inspiring.

    Susan :)