Jane by April Lindner
I read Jane Eyre almost a year ago. I was very conflicted by the book because I couldn't decide if I hated the ending or not. In the end I did decide that I liked the book it was one of my favorites and it was a great classic. And then one day I heard about another book called Jane by April Lindner.
What could be better than that?
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
I just finished reading it and I must say I LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!! It was so good! And to be honest I really don't want to say much more than that. I will be going back and rereading this book when I need something fun and good to read. It's not super light. And I felt all the emotions Jane went through. But it was allot more relate-able in this version than in the previous version. I also love what the author wrote at the end
When one of the recent updated versions of Pride and Prejudice was published, I found myself musing with my husband about why Jane Eyre, such a great story of love and self-discovery, didn't seem to be getting the Pride and Prejudice treatment. I love Pride and Prejudice and its spin-offs as much as the next person, but if I had to choose between Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte, I'd be on Team Charlotte.
While I might not be fully on Team Charlotte, I like that Jane didn't involve Zombies or Sea Monsters!