Sunday, September 9, 2012

Jane by April Lindner

Genre: unknown
Series and Book #: none
Pages: 365

Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden deaths of her parents, Jane Moore take 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?

Excellent adaption. Like the author said in her author's note, you see a lot about Pride and Prejudice, but you don't see much about Jane Eyre, which is another beautiful love story about an independent girl in a time where independence is frowned upon. I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out because the time gap is large and customs are different, but April made it work. She stuck to the storyline very well.

Jane's character was so heartbreaking. I hated her family for what they made her think of herself which just made me love Nico and Maddy more because they made her feel wanted and happy. She deserved to be happy. She was unselfish to a tee.

Jane and Nico sitting in a tree.... Delicious romance. I expected Jane to slowly fall for Nico, but only after a few weeks she was head-over-heels in love with the guy. Which was totally fine by me! Their romance was swift but it had been building for awhile. And Nico.... Though he pretended to be this bad boy he was a teddy bear. He was so darling to Maddy and loving to Jane.

Overall, great love story. I think Jane Eyre should be right up there with Pride and Prejudice as one of the greatest love stories of all time. I don't think you have to read Jane Eyre to read Jane, but if you get the chance, I would recommend it. Jane Eyre the character was an strong woman for her time and Jane Moore is no different. I congratulate April on a job well done and for writing and adaption on a story that doesn't get nearly enough spotlight.

The Cover: Really depressing. But it registers the darkness that seems to shadow Nico and Jane's pasts.

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