Wednesday, March 31, 2010

An Absense So Great---Book Review

An Absence So Great, Portraits of the Heart Series #2

By: Jane Kirkpatrick
Random House, Inc / 2010 / Paperback

I am once again struggling to write this review.  This book was a very slow read for me.  I must say that books have to hold my attention from the first 20 pages.  This one did not do this.  I realize it was a story about the authors family so it is not for me to judge the content of this book.  BUT for me as a Christian woman trying to stay on the path that God has for me, I do not like to read books with infidelity in them.  I realize many people Christian and non Christian do not mind reading these, I do not like to. 

So with that said, I can not recommend this book to my readers on that issue alone.  But, I did enjoy reading about the history of photography and how it evolved for a young aspiring photographer in the early 1900's where women were still thought to be in the home.  The pictures throughout the book were very intersting to look at.  I guess that if you like these type of historical novels you would like this one.

This book was provided to me for review from WaterBrook Multnomah.

1 comment:

Renee said...

What an honest and up front review! I too enjoyed looking at the photos and the history of photography in the 1900's. I found the views on what women could and could not do pretty interesting from that time period!