You may think you know the story. Penniless orphan Jane Eyre begins a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester — 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.
The authors of the New York Times bestselling My Lady Jane are back with an irreverent spin on Jane Eyre — a tale of mischief, romance, and supernatural mayhem perfect for fans of The Princess Bride or A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue; the Lady Janies series continues with My Calamity Jane.
"In this take on the classic, Jane and Charlotte Brontë are good friends from school, and as Jane’s story unfolds, Charlotte records every moment of it — at first writing it as a murder mystery, then a romance. Jane can also see ghosts, and the Society for the Relocation of Wayward Spirits determines that she is a rare Beacon (someone who can control ghosts), offering her a high-paying job.... The narrative is full of wry humor — at one point, Jane thinks to herself about Rochester, 'He was everything she’d ever dreamed about. Tall. Dark. Brooding' — and laugh-out-loud commentary. The authors’ affection for their source material is abundantly clear in this clever, romantic farce." — Publishers Weekly
|14 and up
|Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
|Jun 26, 2018