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Jane by April Lindner

Summary: 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.

*Review: I always loved Jane Eyre. When I heard about this book, I was excited and nervous that this would just be a cheap, knock off parody lazy kids could read instead of the actual book. But I had no reason to be nervous. For anyone who loves the original will find a novel that is quite similar but great on its own. And for readers who have never before read the original, a great place to start if you are interested in the classics.

Genre: Updated classic, romance