Friday, January 21, 2011

Jane by April Linder

Overall Impression: *** 1/2

Who/What decided me: forget, sorry awesome person who helped convince me....

Short synopsis (Goodreads): 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, an iconic 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 tested by a torturous secret from his past.

Part irresistible romance and part darkly engrossing mystery, this contemporary retelling of the beloved classic Jane Eyre promises to enchant a new generation of readers.

My Review: The cover of this caught me more than anything. LOVE mist and moors and surprisingly, the hot pink works with this. This book was better than I was expecting. Doing a modernization of such a classic, I would think, is a very daunting thing. April Linder did a commendable job. Not as complex as the original Jane Eyre, but I still really liked it. 

I really liked that Jane was able to find herself before committing. Obviously, it's kind of a major thing if the guy you are about to marry is already married to someone else. I'm glad things all worked out in the end (NOT a spoiler, come one, you knew they would) but it's interesting how they eventually get there.

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