I wanted to protect her from what I knew was coming. I fell for the guy. Honestly I'd give this book one star if it wasn't for the fact its one of the rare retellings and the cover is nice. However, Nico feels like it's time to clean up and make a comeback, and so he needs someone to take care of Maddy, whose mother is nowhere to be seen, or so people are thought to believe. But will Jane's fairy tale ending be derailed by the dark secret kept tucked away on the third floor of Nico's mansion? I even tried to say hello to the laughing girls hanging upside down from the topmost bars, but they were so happy and familiar with each other, their long hair sweeping from side to side like banners, that I felt the words die in my mouth. Rochester, I assure you it works surprisingly well.
At the hotel where I stayed, my warm and welcoming hosts were thrilled to be able to practice their English on me. But Thornfield Park turns out to be not at all what she expected. Well, for one thing, I was writing and rewriting Far From Over, a digital-exclusive companion novella to Love, Lucy. I'll be running right out to buy my own copy. I have noted that, despite my love for the original book, I often have trouble with May-December romances, in which there is a large age gap between the two principal characters.
Well, I loved Karen Essex's take on Dracula namely Dracula in Love , so I thought I'd try a modern retelling of Jane Eyre, namely Jane by April Lindner. I bet now my teens will want to read it Was this comment helpful? I loved the chemistry in this book. Nico locks Bibi, his wife, out of the house. Surprised by asbestos Then there's my. And please, stay tuned, as I really do hope to get back to blogging in the not-too-distant future! Copyright © 1998 - 2020 Young Adult Books Central, All Rights Reserved. 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.
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. These nimble fingers that can tell from touch the best tobacco leaf and when to stop rolling a cigar smooth on the table, this year helped free thirty Yoruba slaves! Here's what it's about: Jesse Palladino is used to moving on. 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. So I am reviewing this book without the original in my head to compare it to. Why begin with this information? The emotions between them may be too picture perfect, and letting her guard down might just break her down completely. How should I spend the next part of my writing life? 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.
He waved me through the gate, smiling, and looked for a moment as though he wanted to speak to me. 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. A lot of classics fail me in this regard, so I wanted to make a note of the fact that I appreciated the way it was handled here. Because that's exactly what happened to me here. The free die good deaths. Coming into the book, I had some knowledge of the characters, the forbidden romance, and the plot.
After Jane's parents die in an accident, she is no longer able to afford college and drops out to earn a living. It also brings some celebratory blog posts including , on the travel destinations that inspire me most. The National Enquirer broke the story. Today we sit in our rooms to prepare, searching the dark silence to find glory. Far From Over is available for now. Retold fairy tales in particular are a weakness of mine, but when I saw that 's upcoming novel was, in fact, a modern retelling of , I didn't know my heart could beat quite that fast. Tears rose to my eyes.
The River siblings are fun and Jane's time spent with them is portrayed well, but it flies by quickly as Jane moves toward the decision to return to Nico—and encounters a few surprises. I think it's going to be a Bday present. Happily, the writing matches the characterization. Synopsis Jane is forced to drop out of Sarah Lawrence College, an esteemed East Coast college, after the sudden death of her parents. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance. ©2011 The Literate Mother Tags: , , Genre:.
The prize for second place is somewhat harder to give. I read until about 2:30am. Nico teaches Jane to swim. It's on my buy list, but I think I'll put a star next to it now. Or, at least, I was skeptical that the one would interfere with the other or that the different dialogues might clash. She was fully up to the task of her story and I was free to sit back, mesmerized, and enjoy the whole thing unfold. Jane and Nico actually build a real relationship.