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Jillian Dare: A NovelThe author of this contemporary retelling of Jane Eyre says in a final Note from the Author:
Melanie M. Jeschke
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Number of pages: 288
Publication Date: May. 09
This book was not written for the (Brontë) purists, however, but for three other types of readers. The first type -like me- is the lover of the classics who enjoys contemporary adaptations and is intrigued by finding the similarities and differences with the original story, as well as by conjecturing how the author will work things out in a modern setting. The second is the type who likes to read romantic suspense. And the third is the person who has not yet read Jane Eyre. My great hope is that this reader will enjoy my story enough to be inspired to read the original classic.This reviewer doesn't consider himself a Brontë purist, doesn't particularly like romantic suspense as a genre and has of course read Jane Eyre. Therefore we belong to the first type: lovers of the classics who enjoy contemporary retellings. This review will try to approach Melanie M. Jeschke's book from this point of view.