I really enjoy retellings. Jane Eyre retellings are one of my favorites. I have read quite a few different ones. I like that the general premise can stay the same, and I still enjoy the story!
Mrs. Rochester’s Ghost is a Jane Eyre retelling, and it feels contemporary while still holding strong to the base story of the original. I really enjoyed that this story jumps right into the plot. I feel like I didn’t have to wait at all to get to the Rochester house and see the first creepy thing! It really made the book fly by!
I’m going to be honest here, I have NEVER been connected to the romantic relationship in Jane Eyre or in any retelling of it. I feel like there are too many secrets and too many creepy things happening for anyone to really find love in the middle of it all. BUT it was done well in this book, and I think that readers who are looking for that will be happy.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It had the right amount of darkness and spooky feels, and it was a page-turner!
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In a modern and twisty retelling of Jane Eyre, a young woman must question everything she thinks she knows about love, loyalty, and murder.
Jane has lost everything: job, mother, relationship, even her home. A friend calls to offer an unusual deal—a cottage above the crashing surf of Big Sur on the estate of his employer, Evan Rochester. In return, Jane will tutor his teenage daughter. She accepts.
But nothing is quite as it seems at the Rochester estate. Though he’s been accused of murdering his glamorous and troubled wife, Evan Rochester insists she drowned herself. Jane is skeptical, but she still finds herself falling for the brilliant and secretive entrepreneur and growing close to his daughter.
And yet her deepening feelings for Evan can’t disguise dark suspicions aroused when a ghostly presence repeatedly appears in the night’s mist and fog. Jane embarks on an intense search for answers and uncovers evidence that soon puts Evan’s innocence into question. She’s determined to discover what really happened that fateful night, but what will the truth cost her?
Just the Facts:
Mrs. Rochester’s Ghost by Lindsay Marcott
Page Count: 392
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Pub Date: August 1, 2021
Lindsay Marcott is the author of The Producer’s Daughter and six previous novels written as Lindsay Maracotta. Her books have been translated into eleven languages and adapted for cable. She also wrote for the Emmy-nominated HBO series The Hitchhiker and coproduced a number of films, including Hallmark’s The Hollywood Moms Mystery and the feature Breaking at the Edge. She lives on the coast of California.
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