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.
Unfortunately for me, My Plain Jane wasn’t as good as My Lady Jane. Don’t come for me!! This is just my opinion. I was so hyped for the next release in the My Lady Janies series and when I got my hands on it I was so excited! It was just missing so much of the essence of the first one.
This was a retelling of Jane Eyre, and let me get this out now. The classic Jane Eyre was not a favorite of mine. So why did I read it? Well if anybody could get me to like a retelling of Jane Eyre, it would be these ladies. This was part retelling + Ghostbusters + murder mystery.
My really big letdown was that the humor from My Lady Jane was missing in this book. There still some funny moments but nothing that made me laugh as loud as before. This had a more serious feel to it and that’s okay! It’s just not what I was looking for.
The next one in the series will be about Calamity Jane and I’m excited about it. I hope they can bring back the magic in that one. And I’m really excited to see how they retell her story!
If you were looking forward to reading this, please don’t let my review sway you not to. I just wanted to tell you what didn’t work for me. So many people loved this so still give it a try when it comes out on June 26th!