Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Book Review #380 - Jane by April Lindner


Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden death of her parents, Jane Moore takes a nanny job at Thornfield Park, the estate of Nico Rathburn, a world-famous rock star on the brink of a huge comeback. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance.

But there's a mystery at Thornfield, and Jane's much-envied relationship with Nico is soon tested by an agonizing secret from his past. Torn between her feelings for Nico and his fateful secret, Jane must decide: Does being true to herself mean giving up on true love?

An irresistible romance interwoven with a darkly engrossing mystery, this contemporary retelling of the beloved classic Jane Eyre promises to enchant a new generation of readers.
My Rating: 4/5
This book has been on my radar for a while now but I put off reading it as I wanted to read Jane Eyre first.
This book stays incredibly loyal to the original story whilst also making it a believable story of the 21st century.
Although I would have preferred a proper portion of the book dedicated to Jane's childhood like the original, I did like the concept of the occasion flashbacks as they aided the development of the story and Jane.
The only negative thing I could say about this book is that because of its loyalty to the original there are no real surprises in the plot.
I would recommend this book to those who find it hard to read classics and hope that in reading this book they are inspired to read the original classic.

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