Thursday, February 4, 2010

Jane Eyre's Daughter - A review

I will be the first to admit I am not really good at this whole book/movie review thing, but I love being a part of this challenge and sharing my opinion of what I have read/watched with you. So here is my opinion, you can take it or leave it as you wish and it won't hurt my feelings at all if you completely disagree with me.
Jane Eyre's Daughter by Elizabeth Newark was a nice, quick read that was entertaining yet predictable.

Basically my favorite type of book!

(Like RomCom's and me-loved Leap Year and can't wait to see When in Rome)

I am not the kind of person that likes to think too much while escaping from reality into some form of it a book, movie, ballet, play, musical, etc. Every once in a while I like to think, cry, be astonished, challenged or amazed by what I choose for entertainment...most of the time I just want to zone out of reality and be amused and happy by what whatever it is I am filling my time with! Jane Eyre's Daughter is a perfect book for that. I basically knew what was going to happen before I even started it, but that was fine with me. It was a fairly quick and easy read and is an interesting take on what happened to Jane and Mr. Rochester after the ending of Charlotte Bronte's fabulous (and one of my all time favorite's) Jane Eyre.

The focus of the book is on Janet, Jane and Mr. Rochester's daughter. The back of the book gives a great overview of the book as says:

"In this sequel to Jane Eyre, young Janet Rochester is consigned to Highcrest Manor and the guardianship of the strict Colonel Dent while her parents journey to the West Indies. As Janet struggles to make a life for herself, guided by the ideals of her parents, she finds herself caught up in the mysteries of Highcrest.

"Why is the East Wing forbidden to her? What lies behind locked gates? And what is the source of the voices she hears in the night? Can she trust the enigmatic Roderick Landless, or should she trasfer her allegiance to the suave and charming Sir Hugo Calendar?

"Whether riding her mare on the Yorkshire moors, holding her own with Colonel Dent, or waltzing at her first ball, Janet is strong, sympathetic, and courageous.

After all, she is her mother's daughter..."
If you liked Jane Eyre, or if you just like books set in the victorian time period, I would definately recommend it. It is a cute, easy and lighthearted tale about love and family.


Carrie said...

Wow, that plot sounds a lot like Jane Eyre. Was it very similar???
Thanks for the review! I am so happy you introduced me to the challenges!

Laura's Reviews said...

Great review! I found it to be an easy, enjoyable read as well!