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.
Jane Kirkpatrick is an award-winning author of sixteen historical novels, including A Flickering Light, the first part of Jessie Gaebale’s story, and three nonfiction titles. 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.
My Review -I didn't read the 1st book in the series but I didn't get lost. In this story, Jessie Ann Gaebele pursues her dream of owning her own photographic studio. She moves away from her family to start fresh and to get away from the unforbidden love she has for Mr. Bauer.
This book is full of twists and turns and just when you think Jessie's dreams are coming true, you are surprised at where the story takes you. Her parents are encouraging her to work for the traveling evangelist and give up her dreams of photography.
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