Go Home, Miss Brontë
My Plain Jane was released last week and I had been looking forward to read another great novel. It was not as great as I thought it would be but I think it was more that I didn’t care for the fantasy element they added than that is was badly written.
Book Review: My Plain Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand & Jodi Meadows
Title & Author: My Plain Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand & Jodi Meadows
Genre: History, Comedy
Release date: June 26 2018
Series: My Lady Janies
You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (!) and his uneven temper (!!), they fall in love—and, Reader, she marries him. (!!!)
Or does she?
Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions, in which all is not as it seems, a certain gentleman is hiding more than skeletons in his closets, and one orphan Jane Eyre, aspiring author Charlotte Brontë, and supernatural investigator Alexander Blackwood are about to be drawn together on the most epic ghost hunt this side of Wuthering Heights.
I give My Plain Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand & Jodi Meadows five out of five hearts because it is another great novel by three great authors. They are great comedy writers and I loved it again.
This time Brodi, Cynthia and Jodi take on the story of Jane Eyre and added Charlotte Brontë herself (and her family) and ghosts to the story. I loved the addition of the Brontë family, they were funny little characters and as the novel rounds off we actually see it inspired Charlotte’s novel in real life. It was silly and contained a lot of humor.
My issue mostly was with the ghosts, I didn’t care that much for them and felt a bit too far from the original story. It took a little bit away from my enjoyment. It was still a great read and for sure a four and a half heart read, but not really a five hearts one. But still, I don’t do half hearts and so it will still be in my list of five hearts.
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For now, let books enrich your life!