02 April 2012
The Best Book You're Not Reading (8)
This one is a fairly new book, but I looked on Amazon and saw that it was listed at number #200,822 which isn't terribly bad, but I think a bump up is called for. I fell in love with this book and then forced it upon my sister in law, who also loved it. I present to you...
A modern-retelling of the classic, JANE EYRE, by Charlotte Bronte. I really enjoyed this update. I used to read Jane Austen fan fiction, even writing it about 14 years ago. But this is so far removed from fan fiction, it is really good story. It follows the classic, but then it takes modern times into effect and you get a very believable girl who falls in love with her employer. This was one of those books that you just wanted to savor every bit of it and don't want it to end.
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.
Posted by Laura Benson
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