A Flickering Light

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Crown Publishing Group, Sep 29, 2009 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Returning to her Midwest roots, award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick draws a page from her grandmother's photo album to capture the interplay between shadow and light, temptation and faith that marks a woman's pursuit of her dreams.

She took exquisite photographs,
but her heart was the true image exposed.

Fifteen-year-old Jessie Ann Gaebele loves nothing more than capturing a gorgeous Minnesota landscape when the sunlight casts its most mesmerizing shadows. So when F.J. Bauer hires her in 1907 to assist in his studio and darkroom, her dreams for a career in photography appear to find root in reality.

With the infamous hazards of the explosive powder used for lighting and the toxic darkroom chemicals, photography is considered a man' s profession. Yet Jessie shows remarkable talent in both the artistry and business of running a studio. She proves less skillful, however, at managing her growing attraction to the very married Mr. Bauer.

This luminous coming-of-age tale deftly exposes the intricate shadows that play across every dream worth pursuing–and the irresistible light that beckons the dreamer on.


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A UNIQUE AND ENTERTAINING HISTORICAL NOVEL!

User Review  - moonpie72 - Overstock.com

I am consistently amazed at Ms. Kirkpatricks historical fiction books. They not only bring to light the person they are written about but many social and cultural differences in that time period. I ... Read full review

User Review  - debwilson - Christianbook.com

Jessie Gaebele is an amateur photographer in 1907, Minnesota. She loves nothing more than to take pictures of the beautiful landscape and the people she loves. When she is hired at the Bauer Studio to ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
4
Section 3
22
Section 4
36
Section 5
57
Section 6
67
Section 7
84
Section 8
98
Section 17
208
Section 18
228
Section 19
241
Section 20
261
Section 21
272
Section 22
288
Section 23
303
Section 24
318

Section 9
115
Section 10
133
Section 11
137
Section 12
151
Section 13
167
Section 14
187
Section 15
189
Section 16
205
Section 25
332
Section 26
344
Section 27
367
Section 28
375
Section 29
379
Section 30
386
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About the author (2009)

Jane Kirkpatrick is a best-selling, award-winning author whose previous historical novels include All Together in One Place and Christy Award finalist A Tendering in the Storm. An international keynote speaker, she has earned regional and national recognition for her stories based on the lives of actual people, including the prestigious Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Hall of Fame. Jane is a Wisconsin native who since 1974 has lived in Eastern Oregon, where she and her husband, Jerry, ranch 160 rugged acres.


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