A FLICKERING LIGHT is a historical novel by Jane Kirkpatrick. (c)1973, 1978, 1984 and 2009.
Jesse Ann Gaebele lives in 1907 Minnesota, where she works as a photographer’s assistant, working in the studio and toxic dark room. Remember this was a time of explosive powder used for lighting. Jesse proves to be a skillful and artistic assistant. Of course there is a growing attraction between the two main characters.
Jane Kirkpatrick is a best-selling author whose previous historical novels are ALL TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE and WILLA Award winning TENDERING IN THE STORM.
NOTE: This is a very good book, and I’m really enjoying it! It’s well written!
This is my review written immediately after reading the end of the book which I wrote for my Facebook Reading group:
I highly recommend this book. It’s the story of Jessie Ann Gaebele who was given a camera and wanted to become a photographer. It’s about Jessie’s relationship with her employer, a photographer named F.J.Bauer and how it affects her life. I didn’t understand until the ending and was reading the author’s notes that the book was inspired by the author’s grandmother! It’s really a biography, with added artistic license, and of course for the sake of the story somethings were made up.. It was well written and there is a sequel to it, which I really want to read called SHIMMERING GRASSES printed in 2010, which tells about what happens to Jessie and her family.
AUTHOR’S BOOK LIST
Change and Cherish Historical Series
A CLEARING IN THE WIND
A TENDERING IN THE STORM
A MENDING AT THE EDGE
A LAND OF SHELTERED PROMISE
Tender Ties Historical Series
A NAME OF HER OWN
EVERY FIXED STAR
HOLD TIGHT THE THREAD
Kinship and Courage Historical Series
ALL TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE
NO EYE CAN SEE
WHAT ONCE WE LOVED
A SWEETNESS OF THE SOUL (Won Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Western Novel and Literary Oregon 100, Best Books Published About Oregon in the past two hundred years).
LOVE TO WATER MY SOUL
A GATHERING OF FINCHES
MYSTIC SWEET COMMUNION
AURORA: AN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN QUILT AND CRAFT
HOMESTEAD: A MEMOIR OF MODERN PIONEERS PURSUING THE EDGE OF POSSIBILITY
A SIMPLE GIFT OF COMFORT