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“Jane Moore is strong, independent, strong-willed, and committed to her morals despite what she's gone through in her life. And even with those qualities, she falls in love with her employer who happens to a famous veteran rock star. This book was complex and a lot of significant events happened,...”see full review » see other reviews »
“I was really into this story, until a little past the midpoint. I thought that the story seemed forced and a bit predictable. ”M. Adams wrote this review Monday, July 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Read this book on the recommendation of a friend. I'm a huge fan of Jane Eyre and modern adaptations, and this did not disappoint. I loved how faithful it was to the original story and still took its own liberties. I find that watching or reading any adaptation of Jane Eyre I love knowing what's going to happen, but not knowing when or how.”bekahboo wrote this review Sunday, July 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was so good!”Andrea K wrote this review Wednesday, June 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Prachtig verhaal, mooi geschreven. Ik ga nu zeker de ECHTE Jane ook lezen :)”jojootje wrote this review Tuesday, May 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Absolutely loved this book!!! Must read!!
“Fantastic, cool modern version of Jane Eyre. Once I finished this, I went right out to get Catherine.”laura McGinley wrote this review Saturday, March 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“3.5”Tia Faciane wrote this review Saturday, February 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Jane is a retelling of Jane Eyre.
Not a "sorta like Jane Eyre" sort of book, but a complete modern retelling of the story.
If you have not read Jane Eyre, there will be spoilers in this review.
Jane is a nanny at the Connecticut home of a famous musician. What she learns about herself, how she creates relationships and remains true to what she thinks is best - that is what is at the heart of this story. Jane is just as shy, strict and "moral" as in the original. I put "moral" in quotes because there is bedroom times with the Mr. Rochester character, which I guess had to be thrown in there to make it more modern?
Jane "felt" right to me. I liked how the author chose to weave this new story with Mr. Rochester as a rock and roll legend - it sets up that giant life-experience gap. But, funny, the great setup made it hard for me to really believe! It does feel so unlikely, their relationship. The pieces all do fit together, though, and it was definitely engaging enough to keep my attention.
The only other annoying thing, which CLEARLY comes with the territory, is that you know what's going to happen. Well, partly annoying because the tension just isn't there, but also interesting to see how she makes it work.
So, I guess I really liked it and also I kind of didn't, but I think it's more my own problem than a problem with the writing itself, which is quite good. Sounds like 3.5 stars to me. ”
“This was a very interesting and well thought out adaptation of Jane Eyre. I felt that the plot developed at the same slow pace as the original.”Mel wrote this review Friday, February 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No