You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (!) and his uneven temper (!!), they fall in love—and, Reader, she marries him. (!!!)
Or does she?
Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions, in which all is not as it seems, a certain gentleman is hiding more than skeletons in his closets, and one orphan Jane Eyre, aspiring author Charlotte Brontë, and supernatural investigator Alexander Blackwood are about to be drawn together on the most epic ghost hunt this side of Wuthering Heights.
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand,
Jodi Meadows& Brodi Ashton
Author: Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows & Brodi Ashton
Publishing Date: June 26th, 2018
“Words were good. But sometimes they were simply inadequate.”
I didn’t realize it before how much I enjoy humour in writing, I am not a historical fiction reader and yes I don’t know about the story of Jane Eyre though I heard the name but not the details. So the story was completely new to me.
I guess the paranormal element was introduced in the real story which didn’t feel forced. I love the world building and characters, It is set in PRE-VICTORIAN time and writing literally took me there.
It is a type of book which shackles you with the story, I can’t give another example of it despite that I am a few days away of my final exams still one day I stole a few hours and finished it because the story was just stuck in my mind and I was unable to focus on my study.
“She would imagine a different life. She would seek it.”
I also don’t read Paranormal stories but this one was FUN, From Jane to Charlotte, From Alexender to Barnwell(I am not good in remembering the names, so If it is wrong, Do correct me and Did I mention how silly and clumsy he was?). I enjoyed each and every character and it doesn’t happen often that all the characters are equally amusing.
“But she was a writer, so while she did get this moment of thinking herself somewhat brilliant, it would soon be offset by a crippling doubt that she had a gift of words at all. Such is the way with all writers. Trust us.”
I believe there were many references I caught a few and enjoyed those, A cameo of My lady Jane’s MCs were also unexpected but made me happy.
I don’t know why people didn’t like it as much as My Lady Jane, I loved it.