Jane

Jane

by April Lindner
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BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
I can't began to impress how much I loved this book. Not only did it give me butterflies but the way everything flowed was outstanding! I loved Jane. She was such a humble person and I loved watching her fall in love with Nico. No matter how much it hurt to watch him with another girl Jane remained strong. She was the type of person who did not bring any other problems, her problems, etc to someone else. She was selfless. She did what he ask as her employer and did not let anything cross the line. I admired her strength and loved the way she watched everything Nico did. She was in love with him. Now Nico I felt played her. Yes he genuinely liked her but he lied a lot. He was sweet and caring towards her. I wished he had been more open. I admired him as well. I understand the secret he kept and hurt with him. But in doing what he did for her was selfless too. He knew he done wrong and just wanted to make it up as much as he can. I loved that Jane was able to see past all of that. The love that was between them was a endless, selfless love. The loved each other deeply and of course showed it every much. The secrets in the book were a big WOW! It hurt to learn them along with Jane but I think Jane has such a great heart it didn't matter. Jane is an adoringly heart breaking book with great characters and writing. I could not put this book down. There was some cursing and a small sex scene.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Jane Moore has just recently become an orphan, and with no one to help her financially and no one who she can truly turn to, Jane must quit school and find a job. She quickly finds a position as a nanny for Nico Rathburn's daughter, Maddy, at Thornfield Park. Nico is a rock star who has been through all the troubles that a normal rock star would go through - relationships that go awry and drug problems that make for an escape. However, Nico feels like it's time to clean up and make a comeback, and so he needs someone to take care of Maddy, whose mother is nowhere to be seen, or so people are thought to believe. With Nico as her new employer, Jane has entered a world full of dark secrets and romance. For some reason, Nico causes Jane to have feelings that go against her rational and practical personality. As their relationship begins to go from boss and employer to something even more, Jane has to be careful, as Nico comes with an attic full of secrets. The emotions between them may be too picture perfect, and letting her guard down might just break her down completely. April Lindner does an amazing job at modernizing the great classic JANE EYRE, and it tops some of the other classic re-tellings. The plot itself parallels the original, and the characters are so well-developed and intriguing that it does feel like you are reading the classic. JANE is a novel that is part romance and part mystery, and it will leave the reader breathless. JANE will make readers who have not read JANE EYRE want to go back and pick up the classic to compare the similarities and differences. And with EMMA becoming Clueless, I would not be surprised if JANE was turned into a movie.
ChelseaW More than 1 year ago
Jane Moore is at her wits end when she applies for a job at Discriminating Nannies in New York City. With her parents having recently died and her siblings both gone away, there is no one to help support her. Then she lands a dream job - nanny to rock star legend NicoRathburn's daughter. Things go well and first for the first time in her life Jane feels like she belongs. But then strange and dangerous things start happening at the estate and Jane begins to fear something is not right. On top of that there is the small matter of Jane's growing attraction to her employer. Suddenly Jane's simple life is a lot more complicated! Omigosh this book ROCKED. No pun intended. I was so captivated! Things were going along smoothly until all of a sudden she found herself crushing on Nico... but perhaps that is the way it happens in real life too. Love sneaks up on you. I loved Jane's character- her earthly innocence, her honest voice. She is so tender-hearted and patient with Maddy and Nico! And the deliciously deserving happy ending sealed the whole experience for me. There were times when I wondered if a story like this could actually come true, and April Lindner completely makes it seem possible. I also wondered if reading this book would make me want to go back and read the original Jane Eyre. To be honest it did, but I have a strong feeling the original won't be nearly as yummy! Perhaps it will inspire other readers to pick up the classic. I definitely think teen girls will eat this book up - it's such an exquisite fantasy! Did I mention I LOVED this book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a fun, modern take on one of the best classics. Some of the liberties taken (primarily the sexuality instead of the sensuality in Bronte's nove) make it, i feel, not suited for teens under 16. Besides that, i found this a refreshing interpretation on my favorite novel.
booksonmynook More than 1 year ago
Really great book with intriguing story line. Kept me entertained all the way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ends abruptly
Naj More than 1 year ago
Jane Eyre is my all time favorite. When I found out about all the retellings it had. I literally bought them all (I might have missed one). As a result of those purchases, this is the third retelling I've read in the last 3 months and it by far my favorite. Jane Moore, the Jane Eyre of the story, is exactly how I pictured Jane to be like if she was in the modern times. Nico Rathburn, the Rochester, is no different. I absolutely loved how Lindner portrayed them and all the events in the book. It is not exactly the same as Jane Eyre. THANK GOODNESS. It's unique in it's own way. April Lindner's writing style is so smooth and straight forward. The way she took Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and modernized it is the best I've read so far. Jane Eyre was written to be heart-wrenching, JANE is almost as heart-wrenching and tear gushing. I can never get enough of Jane Eyre. Overall, JANE by April Lindner is the best Jane Eyre Retelling so far. It was heart-wrenching, page-turning, and amazing! Thank you April for giving us Jane Eyre but in a different light.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this adaption of Jane Eyre. I liked the modern twist to it and it stayed true to the original story. Jane Moore was a very likable character as was Nico Rathburn. The ending was very satisfying aswell. I am glad I read this book for summer reading and would recommend this to anyone familiar with the classic Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bront¿.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was aaaamazing! I couldn't put it down and when it was over, I basically threw a tantrum. Something this great should never end, but the way it did was awesome. I love how April Lindner brings sexy romance alive with Nico and Jane. With Maddy in the picture it totally completes the family portrait. But the crazy twist the book takes in the middle makes it thrilling. It'd be scary being an actual nanny in a house with someone like that (read the book if you want to know who). The way Jane reacts is understandable but heartbreaking when you think of Maddy (and Nico since he really does love Jane to death). The end brings it all together in a satisfying, yummy way. If this book was made into a movie, I'd be the first person in line for a ticket!! <3
Laurab68 More than 1 year ago
Jane Moore's college life comes crashing around her after her parents are killed in a car accident, the stocks they left her are worthless and her brother and sister are unwilling to help out. So off to Discriminating Nannies, Inc to look for a job that will allow her to save up to go back to college. Not necessarily the tony Sarah Lawrence. During the questioning, Jane is found to be the perfect nanny for a celebrity who has retired to Connecticut, but is looking for a comeback, hence the need for a nanny for the five year old child. As is wont in Jane (and it's predecessor, Jane Eyre), you know that she's going to love the position, she's going to fall for the precocious child and eventually will fall for her employer, Nico Rathburn. Nico Rathburn is a very nice twin to Bronte's Mr. Rochester. Perhaps not as tortured as Rochester was, but his tortured soul is still there and Jane seems to be his prozac. He relaxes around her and can be attentive to little Maddie who in this story is his daughter. Of course he still tries to make Jane jealous by forming an alliance with a hot photographer who is capturing his big comeback. Jane Moore is a bit more sedated than the original Jane Eyre. Although her life was difficult with a spoiled sister and horrible brother, her father seemed to love her. He was her Bessie. She manages to internalize everything so comes across as standoffish. As much as Nico needs to slow down, Jane needs to open up. When I first started reading this the similarity to Jane Eyre made me wonder if I was just reading a fan fiction or a complete copy cat of Jane Eyre, just updated. Where is the fine line between this and plagiarism. I wonder if the author had these same thoughts. However, I loved this book. I loved the contemporary feel to it. And Nico's F-bombs didn't bother me one bit, it was totally in character. Oh, and the dog? CoPilot... too funny! There is sex in this book and I always thought that Jane and Rochester were intimate especially when they are planning to get married. Bronte's sensibility are not like Austen's. Rathburn is described, but I had a hard time picturing what he looked like. I got the feel that he was more like Russell Brand than anyone else. I just had that skinny, beautiful look to him, but was hard around the edges. Jane is considered plain, but we know that her beauty shines as she starts believing in herself and her love for Nico. There is the crazy ex-wife. St. John Rivers is now River St. John and he's a seminary student who helps Jane after she leaves Thornfield Park. Everything is there. Lindner misses nothing. Well except St. John and Jane are somehow related to each other. If you're a Jane Eyre prudist, you may not like the changes. I really enjoyed this and glad that I took it out from the library.
Immortal-princess More than 1 year ago
This book was so diffent but the same time awsome. I fell in love with this book when i first started to read it. I have read it at least 3 times since i have gotton it from my school library. NOW I KNOW ONE THINGN I AM GIONG TO BUY THIS BOOK. So all of you teens out there who want a book to keep you ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT TILL THE VERY END,ANS ALSO PEOPLE WHO WANT A DIFFERNT STORY ABOUT LOVE. SO YOU IF DECIDE TO BUT THIS BOOK YOU WILL PROBLY LOVE IT LIKE ME AND HAVE FUN WITH IT.
peace03 More than 1 year ago
This book was so good that I't speechless. I could not help myself but smile while i was reading . I saw the world throught Jane's eyes , and Fell in love with the Amazing Rockstar Rico . Jane's Family Story really breaks my heart , the thought of living how she lived for years i couldn't have stood up with it . Even though Jenna's Sister was supposedly "Pretty" , Jane is More Beautiful inside and out . Rico and Jane's relationship was funny and Adorable from the first time they meet , ha-ha when he almost ran over her with his car on his way back ton Thornfield Park. Even though he hid that secret from her , I could tell from the start that he loved her With all his heart . If only i could find a man like him I would be rich for life ,not because of his money but because of his pure love . While reading this i became JANE . I saw and felt what she felt . I loved this book .
cookieJS More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I thought it is a great modern day version of Jane Eyre. I could not put this book down. I think that April Lindner did a great job.
RedheadHeroinesBlog More than 1 year ago
Jane has all the mystery, romance, and suspense of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. It is lyrical and intense. At times desperately sad, and at times blissfully wonderful. What if Mr. Rochester was a rock star? A world-famous, honest to goodness rock star? Yeah. I absolutely loved this book. I have always loved the story of Jane Eyre, because of the decidedly different relationship between Jane and Mr. Rochester, the way that Jane grows, develops, and always stands up for her beliefs. Lindner's adaptation of Jane Eyre is absolutely exquisite. I found her story to be a great mimic of the original, but with enough originality of its own to become a new Young Adult Classic. I seriously recommend this book to anyone that is a fan of contemporary novels, romance, and stories where the smart yet plain heroine gets the rock star. :)
AlexisF More than 1 year ago
EhMahGawd! When i read this book at the begging i thought, No Way can this book be a love story, Jane is just applying for a job as a Nanny. But then she meets Nico, HAWT!! When i got further to the reading when Nico 'confessed' and he took her 'back into the house', whoa, i was blown away. I LUH-VE this book!!!
Accio More than 1 year ago
Yes, I haven't read Jane Eyre. But over the years, I've become pretty acquainted with the plot and the characters. It would be pretty difficult not to be when it's become so prominent in pop culture. Coming into the book, I had some knowledge of the characters, the forbidden romance, and the plot. I'm pretty sure I read the plot summary on Wikipedia before when I had myself convinced that I would never read Jane Eyre because it's a classic. and classics are just too boring for me. Well, huh. Funny how that's changed. I loved JANE. I found it so easy to relate to her and I love how she's exactly my age. There's not too many books out there that involves protagonists of exactly my age so I was loving every single moment of it. I read a couple of reviews that argued that Jane wasn't as strong of a heroine in this modern retelling as she was in the original, but since I've never read the classic, I had nothing to compare it to. As a 19-year-old faced with so much difficulty in her short life, I thought that Jane handled herself very maturely. I know that there are a ton of girls my age that couldn't have handled her parents death and lack of funds any better than she has. The one thing that bothered me a little was the fact that I really didn't know Nico's age. Was it essential to the story? Not at all. It's quite obvious that he's older, but not so old that he could be her father. Still, I found him very charming and I was simply drawn immediately to his character. I loved the chemistry in this book. There was no surprise how it was going to turn out, but I had fun getting there. I thought that the story of Jane Eyre based on my limited knowledge of the plot worked fantastically in this contemporary setting. I was actually craving to read a story involving a rock star so it was just my luck that I had JANE sitting on my shelf from the library. I am so happy for this book because it's given me a rare appreciation for classics. I can only imagine how much more I will enjoy Jane Eyre and I cannot wait to get my hands on a pretty leather-bound copy.
PortugiPrisca More than 1 year ago
I was truly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Jane grabbed my attention and heart from the very first chapter and held on to it the whole book through. Nico took a few chapters to get acclimated to, especially with the whole Ingram business going on. The characters were engaging and captivating and this is one of those stories that stay with you after you're done and you find yourself daydreaming about. This book brought much joy and plenty of tears. This is a must read!
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When i frist found this book i was just getting over a bad brackup. Trying to find a book that had the pain i was felling was hard tell i foung this book sitting in the back of my school library. I am one of the pepole that look at the cover whating it to tell the story to me so as soon as i saw he picher of a gril all alone whith so much eptyness sronbing her i had to read it. It was the best choce i ever made. I was reading this book when i was out with my friends eating lunch at home every night before i turnd out the lights. I couldent sleep tell i know jane got what sho deserved. Him. I needed to know she was happy for me to be happy. I was in tears all the time. How is it April is abal to make me cry i do not know vut i did. Then i had these monents were i could jot stop smialing and gigaling with joy as Jane gets the man she loves. And my heart was ripped out when the big miystery was reviled. I was so mad and said that i couldent bring myself to read the goodbye for a week. I cryed and i lost so much sleep kow that she was in pain. It took a little to femember that it was just a book. As she getsvherself picked up i start to feel detter about the book but i was still pissed off that she leaft. And then agen my heart gets brock. An then i finally get the happy ever affter i needed and i was so happy i just love love LOOOOVE THIS BOOK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting modernization...light read
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