Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte!
This has been on my shelf for over a year now? I bought it when it was cheap when I was purchasing another book. It is one of those books I've always meant to read and feel I should read, but just never did it. Fingers crossed it is good.
Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity.
She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed.
With a heroine full of yearning, the dangerous secrets she encounters, and the choices she finally makes, Charlotte Bronte's innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers.
Have you read Jane Eyre? Do you plan on joining us? I will post a discussion on Friday, April 25th!