Jane Kirkpatrick is an author of historical fiction. Historical fiction is typically one of my favorite genres, but I haven't been a big fan of Kirkpatrick's books. This is her third novel that I have read, and I do believe it is the best so far. It was definitely not a favorite but was more enjoyable than the previous two.
This is a fictionalized story of the life of Jessie Gaebele, a young,female photographer in the 1900s. When Jessie takes a job as an assistant to F.J. Bauer, a well-know photographer, she grows in her skills and has many new opportunities but finds herself in a dangerous situation when her relationship with F.J. becomes more than just professional.
Many of the characters in the novel are real people. I think that is the one thing that draws me to Kirkpatrick's books. Her characters just don't seem to come alive to me. It is almost like reading a documentary sometimes.
So, I would give A Flickering Light a mixed review. Readers of historical fiction will be sure to appreciate the historical significance of the novels, but those looking for a good exciting read may find the story flat.