By April Linder
Published by Poppy
Published on October 2010

Summary taken from Goodreads:

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.

Wow wow wow wow wow!  I am still reeling over this book!  I don't know if it is because I am not used to reading contemporary fiction (I seem to have a nice stack of vampire, werewolf, faerie, pixie, you get the idea ... books in my room), but I ADORED this book.  I am a huge fan of Jane Eyre- so underloved.  I was drawn to this book because of the cover- the moodiness of the gray and the sad girl, countered by the hot pink JANE across the front.  I wasn't sure how I would like this book.  I knew it was based on Jane Eyre, but come on... a rock star? 

Well, I am sold!  This is the kind of book that you know what is going to happen next- I mean, it is based off of Jane Eyre!  I couldn't wait to find out how the author was going to work in the crazy wife, the fire burning down the mansion, and Jane running away.  This book was like a giant piece of chocolate cake- I couldn't keep my hands off of it!  I found myself re-reading the last few chapters over and over just so the book wouldn't end.  It is the kind of book that I find myself daydreaming about.

April Lindner- you have a new fan.

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