Jane by April Lindner

Title: Jane
Author: April Lindner
Publisher: Poppy 
Publication Date: October 11, 2010
Hardcover, 374 pages
ISBN: 978-0-316-08420-8
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Summary: 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.

Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books. So when I discovered this modern day retelling of it, I was thrilled. I really liked how April Lindner brought Charlotte Bronte's classic into the 21st century. Jane Moore has to drop out of college and take on a job as a nanny after her parents are killed in a car accident. Jane is an okay character. She's shy but independent. It took awhile for me to warm up to her character. I did like that April Lindner made Nico Rathburn a rock star. I think it gave this story an interesting twist. Nico has a troubled past that plagues his thoughts constantly. I do wish that Author would have developed Jane and Nico's relationship a bit more. Jane and Nico's romance seemed a bit rushed. However the author did a remarkable job following the original Jane Eyre story line.  Overall Jane is an entertaining story. This book has it's flaws but I am glad that I read it. If you like Jane Eyre, I think you should check this book out. 

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  1. I have this one on my wishlist! Great review. I should probably add Jane Eyre to my wishlist too since I haven't read that one either. :)

  2. I really enjoyed this one. I'd never read Jane Eyre, but this book made me interested in it. I love when a modern retelling gets me interested in the classic version. :)

  3. @Jamie and Ronni, I hope you do you read get to read Jane Eyre. It's such a great book. I hope that Jane will get people interested in reading it. April Lindner did a great job keeping true to the original storyline. @Roni, I'm so glad you enjoyed this book. I know a lot of people that did.


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