Problem with blank space in the Novela theme - help!


I’m having trouble with the Novela theme. One of the frontpage features includes a CHARACTERS section. Since my book is non-fiction, I don’t have characters, but have used it for endorsements instead. On first loading of the website, the first “character” has a large amount of whitespace after the text description ends. When I cycle through the “characters”/endorsements and return to the beginning again, the white space is gone.

Anyone have any ideas how to fix this?

Here is the website: