Monday, March 29, 2010

review and free copy of Absence So Great: A Novel

Jane Kirkpatrick's historical novel "An Absence So Great" takes readers in to the world of 1910 Wisconsin and Minnesota, and Jessie Ann Gaebele as she pursues her dream of owning her own photography studio.

Shadows of a forbidden love follow the main character as she works toward her dream.
Kirkpatrick thoroughly knows the history of early photo studios in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and includes photographs in this novel, some of them related to her own grandmother, Jessie, who died in 1990 at the age of 98 and who pioneered as a woman photographer.
The author includes fascinating background on feminism, and topics like mercury poisoning from developing prints, and she wrote that her purpose in writing this book was to prove that "accepting the gift of forgiveness is the hardest yet most meaningful work of the human spirit."
The author has written sixteen historical novels and three nonfiction titles.

Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group provided the copy for me to give away.
Leave a comment for a chance to read this gentle work of fiction. The winner will be chosen by and will be announced April 1.


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Terra sweetie...
I would so adore this book. Definitely my type of reading. Please enter me into your drawing.

I have been looking for a GREAT book to take along on my trip to Maryland in April. I leave on the 16th. Can you make any other good suggestions? It is a long flight from Phoenix, so a couple of reads would be wonderful.

Thanks for the wonderful opportunity. Have a beautiful Monday sweetie.

Country hugs sweetie and so much love...Sherry

Terra said...

Hi Sherry,
Yes, I will enter you in the drawing. What kinds of books do you enjoy?
Did you read the Jan Karon Mitford series? I love to take one of hers along on vacation and also the Alexander McCall Smith series which begins with Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency.
Other fun books are Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet?" Main character drives fast and is about 80. Can you believe I am reading Anne of Green Gables for the first time? I like it.

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

I love how you refer to this book as a gentle work of fiction and that really perks my interest.
Please enter me!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love yours!

God Bless

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It sounds really good! I have been reading a lot of historical fiction lately and learning a lot. Thanks! ♥

lakeviewer said...

I love these give-aways! Mostly, I love meeting new people and new authors. Thanks for the visit, Terra.

Deb said...

Hi Terra

Thanks for visiting my blog!

flwrjane said...

Hello, just saw you visited me a while ago so I'm returning the favor and am so excited to see a blog with books! Books, food and gardening are my 3 addictions, found 2 out of 3 here so far! I'll be back.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Terra

Thanks for leaving a nice comment on my blog!I'm glad you liked my angel post!

This sounds like an interesting book. I enjoy reading historical novels.

Nezzy said...

This book is right up my ally, I would love to be entered in your drawing.

I look for some good things to read out on the deck and in my pool in the summer moments I can steal. Thanks!

God bless and have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Tribute Books said...

Really like historical fiction,would love this book. Thanks!

Michela said...

Hello! I just wanted to say thank you for visiting my blog..and wish you a happy Easter!

wisteria said...

I actually read about this recently and thought it would be an excellent read. Sounds like a strong woman theme that I would enjoy. This time period of social change is one of my favorites. I would love to win.:)