Jane by April LindnerJane by April Lindner


byApril Lindner

Paperback | September 5, 2011

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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 classicJane Eyrepromises to enchant a new generation of readers.
April Lindner is an Associate Professor of English at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Her poetry collection,Skin, received the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry, and her poems have been featured in many anthologies and textbooks. She holds an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a PhD in English from the Uni...
Title:JaneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.12 inPublished:September 5, 2011Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316084190

ISBN - 13:9780316084192

Appropriate for ages: 15


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jane A good contemporary take on Jane Eyre, obviously not on par with the original, but I still liked the way the characters interacted even if the romance felt a touch rushed to me. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book This book is a really great read!
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! One of my friends told me that I should read this book. I didn't think I would like it, but I ended up really liking it.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic As a huge fan of Jane Eyre I was curious to see how this book was going to be. I read it cover to cover in a matter of days and have nothing but positive things to say! It keeps with the original story but changes the details into a modern day account. An absolute must read for any fans of the original!
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jane's modern eyre A good adaptation of the Bronte classic Jane eyre. While rochesters role as a rock star makes his typical characteristic of being socially unappealing except for his bank account obtuse, that level of celebrity is the closest we have to the class distinctions that would of made Jane and rochesters marriage so unusual in the Victorian period. However the Blanche Ingram photographer plot line was stupid
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A True Romance The characters of the book were a little surprising to me. Their personallties I mean. In this book the phrase "Opposites attract" really comes alive. The settings were great but couls have used a little more work. The plot was really good. I love all the steamy romance but I thought that some thing seemed a little rushed. But overall I loved this true romance book. C;
Date published: 2012-08-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Entertaing Re-telling! What if Jane Eyre fell in love a rock star? The way I see it there are two ways you can approach Jane by April Lindner. You can approach the novel completely ignorant to the premise of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre or you could approach it with a complete knowing of it's characters, premise and events. I approached it with much knowing of Bronte's wonderful Jane Eyre and unfortunately, in this case, it also included my very high expectations. Jane was a uniquely reconstructed re-telling of Jane Eyre that I truly enjoyed. The unique and modern reconstruction of one of my favorite classics immediately drew me in, however, I found myself having quite a hard time figuring out exactly how I felt about it upon completing it. Most novels leave readers with questions and afterthoughts. Jane, unfortunately, did not. I was left with only one simple expression, "Ah, well, that was an alright read! I liked it." Being quite familiar with Jane Eyre I had quite the preconceptions about Jane. I had hoped, or rather expected, that April Lindner would include her very own unique spin to the tale, one that would set her novel apart from the original despite it being a re-telling. Unfortunately the modernized rock star quality did not appear to be the twist I was hoping for. I was also surprised to find that many of my favorite aspects of the classic, Mr.Rochester's daughter and the secondary characters, were left discarded and undeveloped. Where in Jane Eyre I was drawn in with suspense and curiosity, whether it be through the proper Mrs.Jane or the heartwarming romance with Mr.Rochester, I found myself enjoying Jane's(the novel not the character) uniquely distinct smooth and calm demeanor. That, in itself, became one of the things I loved most about the novel. In addition, though very oddly, the character speak was far too formal and stayed almost true to that of the period April Lindner was trying to escape in the re-telling. In character comparison, I found myself feeling quite disconnected from Jane herself. Where in the original I had found myself sympathizing and admiring her greatly, in the re-telling I found myself having to dig deeper to discover what exactly made her tick. Mr.Rathburne(Rochester) was quite the same character, personality and all, which I found very relieving, and I was happy to discover that his romance with Jane flourished in quite the same manner. I also found myself enjoying April Lindner's interesting take on his rock star back story, which involved alcohol, drugs, and many frenzied media scandals. With a unique twist to the beloved classic Jane Eyre, April Lindner brings the young adult genre a wonderfully calming and enjoyable retelling in modern day society.
Date published: 2011-09-25

Editorial Reviews

"There's nothing plain about Jane. April Lindner executes the cool trick of being stubbornly loyal to the well-loved original while creating something totally new and captivating."-Cecily von Ziegesar, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Gossip Girl and It Girl series