Feb 012016

9781402212376Echoes of Thornfield

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Giveaway Win

What if, after twenty-something years of marriage, Jane and Edward Rochester decided to travel abroad to the West Indies for several years?

What if they had a sixteen year old daughter they decided to leave behind in England with a guardian and companion in a Yorkshire estate close to her home?

While I’ve read and enjoy several novels that share the romantic life of Charlotte Brontë (my favorite being The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë by Syrie James) and list her masterpiece, Jane Eyre, as one of my all-time favorite reads, this is my first time reading a sequel to Jane Eyre! Similar to many Jane Austen sequels, this story takes place many years later and revolves more around the offspring of the happily married couple than the couple themselves. I was happy to feel an immediate interest and sympathy for our heroine, Janet Rochester and loved her clear and open narrative voice. Continue reading »