Friday, October 29, 2010

Jane by April Lindner

Jane Moore is desperate for a job so she can get back into college. With her parents' deaths, she can't afford tuition.

She finds a job as a nanny to a famous rock star, Nico Rathburn. Mr. Rathburn is ready for a comeback and Jane is perfect for the job--she knows almost nothing about him or his music. She finds a place for herself taking care of his daughter and enjoying nature on her time off.

Then Mr. Rathburn returns and seems fascinated by Jane. Not happy to leave her in the background, he insists she come to the parties he throws with the band, their rehearsals, and on his walks around the grounds. Jane begins to feel in over her head, then Nico proposes.

But not everything is as it seems, and Jane can't help but feel she's missing some important information about Nico's life.

This is a modern retelling of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Told in modern English, the story has been updated to fit modern times. That makes it all the more captivating, as the imagery and plot stays the same. Fantastic retelling--I couldn't put it down!

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