Lindner, April. Jane (2010).367 Pages. Poppy. $17.99
There are two distinct groups, it seems; the Jane-ites or the Bronte-ites. It is difficult to be a part of both groups, (but not impossible) because while Jane Austen wrote romances and social satire, the Brontes wrote melodramas, your classic Gothic novels, and people frequently like one or the other. I am more familiar with Jane Austen than Charlotte Bronte, and I’m sure it’s obvious why; I prefer light, fluffy romances to dark, brooding dramas. This is not always the case, however, and it is not unheard of for me to pick up a “serious” novel.
Because it is October 6th, and the book is not published until October 11th, you will have to click “more” to read the rest of the review. I will say that it was a very good book, and I had trouble putting it down long enough to go to work. If you like retold classics, then you will likely enjoy this Jane Eyre reinterpretation.
(There may be spoilers if you are unfamiliar with Jane Eyre, so proceed with caution.) Continue reading