My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows

A governess at Thornfield Hall, Jane Eyre is being scouted by the Society for the Relocation of Wayward Spirits. Her ability to see ghosts makes her useful to the Society & they refuse to accept her rejection of the offer.

When her increasing attraction to the owner of Thornfield Hall, Mr Rochester, places her in jeopardy, she is forced to rely on the help of a Society agent, Alexander Blackwood and her dear friend, Charlotte Bronte.

This was such a hoot! I don’t remember laughing out loud this often while reading a book in recent times. As usual, the authors’ writing does not disappoint. It is humorous, witty, and straightforward.

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I love to read retellings and this one combines two literary figures in its plot. What more can a reader ask for? Reading about Jane Eyre’s friendship with Charlotte Bronte warmed my heart. Their characters have been sketched so meticulously. Charlotte’s brazen and curious demeanour made her an instant favourite in my mind.

If you’re looking for an entirely unique plot, then this book might not be for you. But I’d still wholeheartedly recommend it because of how much joy it exudes.

Set against the backdrop of a monarchical England, the story introduces an element of adventure and mischief. Between the notorious ghosts, the possessions and the responsibility to save the day, it was an absolute delight to read as the characters come together and embark on a grand chase.

The slow burn attraction between Charlotte and Alexander also made the plot execution immensely enjoyable.

This is a simple story made so much more endearing by the nature of storytelling and the depth of its characters.

Please do yourself a favour and pick it up; you’ll instantly be in a better mood!

Published by Meera Nair

A 27 year-old freelance Content Writer, who spends all her free time ensconced in the pages of a book or writing to her heart's content about topics that excite the creative spirit in her.

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