Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont

Emma Townsend has always believed in stories—the ones she reads voraciously, and the ones she creates in her head. Perhaps it’s because she feels like an outsider at her exclusive prep school, or because her stepmother doesn’t come close to filling the void left by her mother’s death. And her only romantic prospect—apart from a crush on her English teacher—is Gray Newman, a long-time friend who just adds to Emma’s confusion. But escape soon arrives in an old leather-bound copy of Jane Eyre…

Reading of Jane’s isolation sparks a deep sense of kinship. Then fate takes things a leap further when a lightning storm catapults Emma right into Jane’s body and her nineteenth-century world. As governess at Thornfield, Emma has a sense of belonging she’s never known—and an attraction to the brooding Mr. Rochester. Now, moving between her two realities and uncovering secrets in both, Emma must decide whether her destiny lies in the pages of Jane’s story, or in the unwritten chapters of her own…


When the publisher told me about this book, it sounded like one I would really enjoy. Jane Eyre was one of the books I loved from my school reading days. Who couldn't love the troubled Mr. Rochester and the governess who claimed him as her own, despite the odds?

This book was so much more than that, however. Take a modern girl who has grief issues from the death of her mother and the isolation of boarding school and cross it with the story of Jane Eyre and you have a tale that will keep you turning the pages.


I loved this book for the characters, the voice and the energy in which it moved from scene to scene. Emma is a character that reaches out to all of us as she tries to deal with the isolation of being in a place where she does not belong. I am eagerly awaiting more from this author and I hope this series will continue!


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