Lindner, April

eBook - 2010
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
In this contemporary retelling of "Jane Eyre," an orphaned nanny becomes entranced with her magnetic and brooding employer, a rock star with a torturous secret from his past.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2010
ISBN: 9780316173209
Branch Call Number: eNYPL Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Jane, a college drop out, is forced to take a job as the nanny to the daughter of Nico Rathburn, a rock star on the verge of a comeback. The practical Jane soon finds herself drawn to her brooding and magnetic employer. Inspired by Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

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Jun 20, 2014
  • mariadelarosa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a GREAT book about love that keeps the pages turning.

Feb 06, 2014
  • Mrs_Gentile rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is great for teen girls!

Nov 23, 2013
  • prachikhanna518 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I swear that the story made me fall in love with Nico. a really good and fast paced story. good for people, who like reading fast. i have not read the original jane eyre, but the story of this one is epic. I would like to recommend reading CATHERINE by the same author if you liked this one.

Aug 05, 2013
  • AngelFire101 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is really well written I liked it a lot!

Aug 05, 2013
  • Draw rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The book had been well paced, however, I felt as though the romance had been forced, that the main character, Jane, was dull, and that the original story didn't work in such a modern setting.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Katy_C rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I wasn't crazy about this--it's been years since I read Jane Eyre, but the odd formality of Nico's dialogue made me wonder if the author hadn't hewed too closely to the original. Nico didn't sound like a guy born and raised in the late 20th century, and I ultimately found that off-putting, damaging my suspension of disbelief. (This may seem petty, but there's a reason "God is in the details" remains one of my favorite sayings...)

Dec 05, 2012
  • georgiegirl1234 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

excellent modern version.

Nov 07, 2012
  • acritics rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a retelling of Jane Eyre with Jane forced to drop out of college after her parents are killed in an accident. Mr Rochester is reborn as a rock star poised to begin a massive comeback tour. This book was enjoyable, but didn’t blow me away. It certainly makes the classic story accessible to a new generation. But it left me wanting to go back to the original because, in my memory, it was somehow much more satisfying.

Apr 19, 2012
  • KKPGIRL rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I had to read the original Jane Eyre a few years ago, and while I liked the general love story, I hated how it was written. After reading the modern version, Jane, I fell in love with this story! I found the events in this version much more practical, and the writing was a lot easier to understand. In the original, I didn't understand Jane and Mr. Rochester's hot-and-cold relationship, but the modern version makes so much more sense. I like how bold and independent Jane is, and how she doesn't let Nico get away with being a jerk. I would recommend reading the original Jane Eyre before reading the modern version so you can fully comprehend and compare the stories, but it isn't a necessity. I wasn't expecting to love this book as much as I did,but it kept me completely absorbed the entire time. If I had to describe this book in one word, it'd be "delicious!" If you're looking for a timeless love story, stop here - you've found it! Enjoy!

Dec 08, 2011
  • BethHMW rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lindner's novel is a brilliant modern re-telling of Jane Eyre. She brilliantly captures the Gothic novel's romance and mystery and transposes the characters to the present quite well. Jane is still a serious and strong heroine with firm convictions. While having the male lead as a rock star might initially seem an odd choice, it actually works really well and Nico is just as an intriguing character as Mr. Rochester. My only quibble requires a spoiler warning, so skip ahead if you haven't read Jane Eyre. SPOILER: The only detail that I felt fell a little false in the modern context was the marriage proposal. While it is necessary for several of the later major plot points, I had difficulty swallowing the quick turn around from being in a relationship to being engaged, which made more sense in the 19th century than in the 21st. However, my general love for Jane Eyre helped me swallow it a little easier and the novel still works well despite this minor flaw. END SPOILER. An excellent read for those who love Jane Eyre and also a great introduction to Jane Eyre who might struggle with the linguistic quirks of the original. Very much recommended.

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Nov 23, 2013
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Aug 05, 2013
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Aug 05, 2013
  • Draw rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

“And he left me to dreams that were anything but sweet.”

Aug 05, 2013
  • Draw rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

“At the sight of him, I was clutched by a feeling like that precarious moment just past the top of a roller coaster's highest hill when gravity takes hold and the car barrels downward.”

Aug 05, 2013
  • Draw rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

“Every so often, a lightning flash would reveal us to each other, and the expression on his face - so rapt, so helpless, so utterly mine - was the most beautiful thing I ever expected to see in my life.”


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Aug 05, 2013
  • Draw rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden death of her parents, Jane Moore takes a nanny job at Thornfield Park, the estate of Nico Rathburn, a world-famous rock star on the brink of a huge comeback. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance.

But there's a mystery at Thornfield, and Jane's much-envied relationship with Nico is soon tested by an agonizing secret from his past. Torn between her feelings for Nico and his fateful secret, Jane must decide: Does being true to herself mean giving up on true love?

An irresistible romance interwoven with a darkly engrossing mystery, this contemporary retelling of the beloved classic Jane Eyre promises to enchant a new generation of readers.

Jun 04, 2012
  • booklady413 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is a retelling of Jane Eyre. Jane works as a nanny for a rock star's daughter. She is a penniless orphan as is Jane Eyre in the original story by Charlotte Bronte. I would suggest reading the original first and then pick up Jane by April Lindner. It is a fast and enjoyable read.


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Jan 23, 2013
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