While I was looking for a book for a customer, I caught a glimpse of the spine of a particular book...it was called Becoming Jane Eyre. Now, there are certain times when working at a bookstore is frustrating. Having to continue to search for a customer's book instead of stopping to read this little gem I had stumbled upon was one of those times.
Luckily, I was able to memorize the location of the book and go back later to check it out! And since I am such a huge Jane Eyre freak, naturally this was a lovely little discovery. Here's what it's about:
"The year is 1846. In a cold parsonage on the gloomy Yorkshire moors, a family seems cursed with disaster. A mother and two children dead. A father sick, without fortune, and hardened by the loss of his two most beloved family members. A son destroyed by alcohol and opiates. And three strong, intelligent young women, reduced to poverty and spinsterhood, with nothing to save them from their fate. Nothing, that is, except their remarkable literary talent.This premise reminds me of the movie "Becoming Jane", which was about Jane Austen's life (romanticized, naturally) and how it inspired her classic novels. What do you all think? Worth picking up sometime? It is on sale, if you decide that you like, NEED it.
So unfolds the story of the Brontë sisters. At its center are Charlotte and the writing of Jane Eyre. Delicately unraveling the connections between one of fiction's most indelible heroines and the remarkable woman who created her, Sheila Kohler's Becoming Jane Eyre will appeal to fans of historical fiction and, of course, the millions of readers who adore Jane Eyre."