ARC Review: Jane Eyre: A Retelling – Tanya Landman

I received this proof copy from Barrington Stoke in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!


The blurb from the back of the book:

Orphaned as a child, tormented by her guardian and cast out to a harsh boarding school, Jane Eyre has been raised in the shadow of cruelty and isolation. But when she takes a job as governess in Thornfield Hall, where secrets lurk in the attic and strange laughter echoes through the night, Jane meets the elusive Mr Rochester – and her life is irrevocably transformed.

Poignantly and powerfully retold in this stunning edition, Jane Eyre is the tale of a spirited heroine’s search for love, independence and belonging.

A bit of information about Barrington Stoke. This publisher publishes short novellas so that everybody who struggles to read or who have dyslexia, can have something to read. They format their books in a way that makes it easier.

So, on to my views!

I actually really enjoyed this book. I’ve never read Jane Eyre (I know!) and this retelling actually made me want to read it.

The author has made the story interesting and I followed Jane through her difficult start to life to finding her place.

I found it interesting to see what life was like in Mr Rochester’s house, and shocked with the twist at the end. (I won’t say what it is, don’t worry!)

This story was interesting, gripping and mysterious. I read this short novella in one sitting.

I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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