Jane

Jane

Paperback - 2011
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In this contemporary retelling of "Jane Eyre," an orphaned nanny becomes entranced with her magnetic and brooding employer, a rock star with a torturous secret from his past.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2011, 2010.
Edition: First pbk edition
ISBN: 9780316084192
Characteristics: 373 pages ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Brontë, Charlotte 1816-1855. Jane Eyre.

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WoodneathRachel
Apr 18, 2019

Jane Eyre is arguably my favorite book of all time, so while I voraciously devour any "retelling" novel, I am usually disappointed. Not so with this modernized YA take, which casts Jane as a college student looking to pay for her next semester by working as a nanny at the home of rock star Nico Rathburn. I swooned, I cheered, and I simply adored April Lindner's take, which didn't lose any of the heart of Bronte's classic, but DID lose some of the more problematic elements that don't fly so well in a twenty-first century setting.

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Hemily24
Jan 29, 2019

This was such a good read, had a very interesting and modern twist on Jane Eyre.

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jessicasing21
Jul 13, 2017

Very good book. It's a sweet and interesting take on the classic Jane Eyre. I was a bit skeptical first, as classics were never really my thing, however the book proved it'self many times over. I look forward to reading more by the author, and exploring the genre a bit more. Definitely would suggest this for anyone who enjoys the classics, but also to anyone who wants a cool beach read.

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hd93
Jun 27, 2015

Very sweet and simple book!

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mariadelarosa
Jun 20, 2014

a GREAT book about love that keeps the pages turning.

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NicoleGRW
Feb 06, 2014

This book is great for teen girls!

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AngelFire101
Aug 05, 2013

This book is really well written I liked it a lot!

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Draw
Aug 05, 2013

The book had been well paced, however, I felt as though the romance had been forced, that the main character, Jane, was dull, and that the original story didn't work in such a modern setting.

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georgiegirl1234
Dec 05, 2012

excellent modern version.

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acritics
Nov 07, 2012

This is a retelling of Jane Eyre with Jane forced to drop out of college after her parents are killed in an accident. Mr Rochester is reborn as a rock star poised to begin a massive comeback tour. This book was enjoyable, but didn’t blow me away. It certainly makes the classic story accessible to a new generation. But it left me wanting to go back to the original because, in my memory, it was somehow much more satisfying.

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Draw
Aug 05, 2013

“And he left me to dreams that were anything but sweet.”

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Draw
Aug 05, 2013

“At the sight of him, I was clutched by a feeling like that precarious moment just past the top of a roller coaster's highest hill when gravity takes hold and the car barrels downward.”

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Draw
Aug 05, 2013

“Every so often, a lightning flash would reveal us to each other, and the expression on his face - so rapt, so helpless, so utterly mine - was the most beautiful thing I ever expected to see in my life.”

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Aug 05, 2013

Draw thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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KKPGIRL
Apr 19, 2012

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Aug 05, 2013

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.

booklady413 Jun 04, 2012

This book is a retelling of Jane Eyre. Jane works as a nanny for a rock star's daughter. She is a penniless orphan as is Jane Eyre in the original story by Charlotte Bronte. I would suggest reading the original first and then pick up Jane by April Lindner. It is a fast and enjoyable read.

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Jan 13, 2013

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