The Other Wife by Juliet Bell. Published by HQ Digital

Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books of all time, I were stranded on a deserted island, it would be with me. So when I saw that this book was a 20th century retelling of the story I wasn’t sure what to expect. Transported from 19th century England to mid twentieth century Australia, most of the characters have the same names and the plot lines are quite similar, maybe too similar. I didn’t feel the same connection to Jane, she was a little too undeveloped for my taste. The best past of the book, and the one place the book takes a major diversion from the original, is the ending. The ending is all about female empowerment, and it’s really very well done.

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