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Book Review – An Absence So Great by Jane Kirkpatrick

“Did photography replace an absence in her life or expose the truth of her heart’s emptiness?

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.”

well i finally finished this book it took me awhile i think. mostly because it didn’t grab me like a “can’t put it down” type of book. i mean it totally did in the last 3/4’s of it but other than that it was slooooowww reading for me. it was a really great book but just was a slow reading kind of book but that is only for me not nessicarily for everyone else.

some parts it was hard to follow like jessie well there were two jessies in this so i was kind of having trouble keeping track thinking another character was calling one by the wrong name but i was totally wrong on that. i did like the main jessie though even though her life was somewhat confusing. i’m not sure i really totally agree with what transpired in the book but it still was a good one nonetheless.

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

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