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Jane Eyre's Daughter ➽ [Reading] ➿ Jane Eyre's Daughter By Elizabeth Newark ➲ – Thomashillier.co.uk A passionate young woman of high courageIN THIS SEQUEL TO JANE EYRE, young Janet Rochester is consigned to Highcrest Manor and the guardianship of the strict Colonel Dent while her parents journey to A passionate young woman of high courageIN THIS SEQUEL TO JANE EYRE, young Janet Rochester is consigned to Highcrest Manor and the guardianship of the strict Colonel Dent while her parents journey to the West Indies As Janet struggles to make a life Jane Eyre's PDF \ for herself, guided by the ideals of her parents, she finds herself caught up in the mysteries of HighcrestWhy is the East Wing forbidden to her What lies behind locked gates And what is the source of the voices she hears in the night Can she trust the enigmatic Roderick Landless, or should she transfer her allegiance to the suave and charming Sir Hugo Calendar Whether riding her mare on the Yorkshire moors, holding her own with Colonel Dent, or waltzing at her first ball, Janet is strong, sympathetic, and courageous After all, she is her mother s daughter The very first scene pulled me in and the suspense continued to build to the very end I m very impressed Historical Fiction.


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  1. Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies says:

    What was it like, I wondered, to share my father s bed, to be held by those strong, muscular arms close to him throughout the night, so safe, so cherished My cheeks would flush, my limbs grow moist with perspiration at the thought Nono Nonononononono Oh god no.2.5 stars, but bumped up to a 3 because I do like the writing style and the fact that it s rather true to the period.Ick, gross There are so many incestuous overtones in this book Janet named Jane, but called Janet to distinguish h What was it like, I wondered, to share my father s bed, to be held by those strong, muscular arms close to him throughout the night, so safe, so cherished My cheeks would flush, my limbs grow moist with perspiration at the thought Nono Nonononononono Oh god no.2.5 stars, but bumped up to a 3 because I do like the writing style and the fact that it s rather true to the period.Ick, gross There are so many incestuous overtones in this book Janet named Jane, but called Janet to distinguish herself from her mother has an Electra complex the size of Texas She loves her daddy, daddy loves her, but can t show her too much affection because wife Jane would disapprove The real Jane, from Jane Eyre, is now mother of two children, Oliver a weak willed boy, a pale shadow of Rochester on whom she dotes because HE IS THE LONG DESIRED HEIR AND SON OF HER BELOVED HUSBAND Oh, and a daughter Whatever.I hate how the original Jane is portrayed as a cold, unfeeling, highly moralistic and unfeeling woman who would show preference to one child She is portrayed as a distant mother to her oft ignored daughter, and I don t think this reflects true upon the Jane we encountered in Jane Eyre Being an orphan and having spent her childhood unwanted in her uncle s household and then in the prphanage, I would think that Jane would have considerablyempathy and love in her for her children, all of them and not just the son.Anyway, Janet has an unhealthy obsession with her father, and she cannot help but compare her image of this revered man upon those she has met The writing is good enough, but I can t get over how poorly portrayed my beloved characters of Jane Eyre has become


  2. Aphie Aphie says:

    The prologue was promising, but by chapter three I gave up in disgust Any author who needs to set their story up by providing THAT many improbable coincidences romantic fiction stereotypes is Not Very Good at what they do POTENTIAL SPOILERS BELOW Our valiant heroine unfairly schemed against by an Eeville Schoolmistress who takes an Unnatural Dislike to her Check FORCED to share a room with gasp Blanche Ingram s BEASTLY daughter Check.Who is a totally unredeemable character And check The prologue was promising, but by chapter three I gave up in disgust Any author who needs to set their story up by providing THAT many improbable coincidences romantic fiction stereotypes is Not Very Good at what they do POTENTIAL SPOILERS BELOW Our valiant heroine unfairly schemed against by an Eeville Schoolmistress who takes an Unnatural Dislike to her Check FORCED to share a room with gasp Blanche Ingram s BEASTLY daughter Check.Who is a totally unredeemable character And check.Mysterious, handsome stranger met whilst the heroine was doing something dashing and brave Check.AMAZINGLY connected to her family OhGodPleaseMakeItStopHowDidThisThingEverMakeItPastBadFanficdom


  3. Zoë Zoë says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here If only I could give this negative stars If you re thinking about reading this DON T Jane Eyre is my favorite book and I thought a sequel would be fun, but this was just terrible.The nameless, clich and badly written review should have tipped me off However, I didn t listen to myself and decided to read it, and I really regret that decision There is so much wrong with this book 1 Why why why does Janet have fantasies of being her father s lover Not only that, she wants to marry someone w If only I could give this negative stars If you re thinking about reading this DON T Jane Eyre is my favorite book and I thought a sequel would be fun, but this was just terrible.The nameless, clich and badly written review should have tipped me off However, I didn t listen to myself and decided to read it, and I really regret that decision There is so much wrong with this book 1 Why why why does Janet have fantasies of being her father s lover Not only that, she wants to marry someone who s exactly like her father because she loves him so much Janet tells us this right at the beginning, and unfortunately I didn t throw this book out the window at that point.2 This author must have a creepy incest fetish or something, because there s an actual incestuous relationship between a brother and a sister in this book Not in the Rochester family, thank God Really 3 Another example Janet is totally fine with being in love with someone who s possibly her half brother I think the author has a serious crush on Mr Rochester, so she made someone just like him Janet mentions multiple times how similar the two are, and not just in the physical sense who could be described as such through another character s loving eye, just so she could get it all out.4 This book is really just a seriously terrible rewriting of Jane Eyre, thought the events are switched around a bit There s girl who looks exactly like Jane used to look she ends up living sort of as an orphan for a while Janet s parents are missing she lives at a school for a bit she lives in a giant house with a guardian it turns out there s someone hiding in the house who runs around the halls and laughs at night Jane like girl marries a guy who looks exactly like Mr Rochester used to look Janet meets this guy when he appears in the middle of the lane and her horse almost runs over him a kind of reverse of the way Jane met Mr Rochester Mr Rochester like dude speaks to Janet exactly like Mr Rochester spoke to Jane instead of elf and fairy it s warrior maid It s ridiculously easy to pick up on the similarities.5 This may be just me, but if Jane and Mr Rochester wanted a son to be named after him, why didn t they just name their first son Edward instead of Oliver Where did the name Oliver come from, anyway If you ve picked this book up, put it down and back away slowly This is pretty much another creepy fanfiction in the vein of Fifty Shades of Grey


  4. Meredith (Austenesque Reviews) Meredith (Austenesque Reviews) says:

    Echoes of ThornfieldWhat if, after twenty something years of marriage, Jane and Edward Rochester decided to travel abroad to the West Indies for several years What if they had a sixteen year old daughter they decided to leave behind in England with a guardian and companion in a Yorkshire estate close to her home While I ve read and enjoy several novels that share the romantic life of Charlotte Bront my favorite being The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bront by Syrie James and list her masterpie Echoes of ThornfieldWhat if, after twenty something years of marriage, Jane and Edward Rochester decided to travel abroad to the West Indies for several years What if they had a sixteen year old daughter they decided to leave behind in England with a guardian and companion in a Yorkshire estate close to her home While I ve read and enjoy several novels that share the romantic life of Charlotte Bront my favorite being The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bront by Syrie James and list her masterpiece, Jane Eyre, as one of my all time favorite reads, this is my first time reading a sequel to Jane Eyre Similar to many Jane Austen sequels, this story takes place many years later and revolvesaround the offspring of the happily married couple than the couple themselves I was happy to feel an immediate interest and sympathy for our heroine, Janet Rochester and loved her clear and open narrative voice.In this sequel that spans close to four years, readers will see what becomes of Janet as she is sent to school and then later to live with her guardian, a widowed Colonel Dent, who lives seven miles from Thornfield in his own estate called Highcrest Manor While Janet can find happiness and comfort at Highcrest, there are some things that cut up her peace a little bit Like what are those sounds she hears at night Why is the East Wing completely closed off Why are the servants acting so secretive Also, Colonel Dent s secretary, Roderick Landless, bears a striking resemblance to Janet s father is there some familial connection there Who are Roderick s parents What is his story As you can see, this is quite an engrossing and intriguing plot with a lot of echoes of Charlotte Bront s original novel I greatly enjoyed all the mysteries and secrets and appreciated how the parallels weren t too overt and obvious This story felt very much its own and the well defined and captivating characters helped create a new world for readers to explore I found Janet extremely admirable she was loyal, fierce, kind hearted, and strong I also enjoyed the enigmatic and dark characters of this tale, it was diverting to speculate about their secrets and try to puzzle out their histories.Along with themes of independence, family, and unknown secrets Jane Eyre s Daughtertouches upon the theme of forbidden love With Janet s worshipful adoration of her father, her developing feelings for someone who may be related to her, and the depiction of a pair of siblings who seem to share a closer than familial bond, there are some undertones of taboo love This may not be to the liking of some readers, but knowing the Bront s propensity to be radical, passionate, and dramatic, to me it felt well within the realm of what one would expect in Bront esque literature.One aspect of this story that I think many readers won t like or agree with is the author s portrayal of Jane Rochester She is portrayed as a strong and loving wife, but one who favors her son with attention and affection and not her daughter Towards her daughter she is cold and stringent no kind words, no embraces, no tenderness Seeing how Jane behaved towards Adele Varens, this just doesn t ring true However, rather than be completely turned off by this author s portrayal, I decided push aside my opposing view and buy in, as having a distant and unaffectionate mother seemed to serve the author s purpose Since we don t see Jane Rochester much after the first couple of chapters, this was easy to do.Jane Eyre s Daughter is an engrossing read that I would definitely recommend to readers who enjoy gothic romances and mysteries With its echoes of Jane Eyre, intriguing characters, and gothic tone this story is a lovely homage to Jane Eyre.Note Austenesque readers might like to know that Ms Newark is also the author of a Pride and Prejudice sequel The Darcys Give a Ball I m looking forward to checking it out


  5. Mummy Cat Claire Mummy Cat Claire says:

    Maybe 3.5I m having a little difficulty in rating this book The beginning of the book was slow but also strange The book opens in the voice of Janet, the daughter of Jane Eyre and Mr Rochester Newark version is similar to the original in that Janet goes to boarding school, there is a mysterious side to the manor of which she resides in, and she falls in love One of the things that I liked about this book was the voice I felt Janet was very similar to her mother I felt Newark captured the Maybe 3.5I m having a little difficulty in rating this book The beginning of the book was slow but also strange The book opens in the voice of Janet, the daughter of Jane Eyre and Mr Rochester Newark version is similar to the original in that Janet goes to boarding school, there is a mysterious side to the manor of which she resides in, and she falls in love One of the things that I liked about this book was the voice I felt Janet was very similar to her mother I felt Newark captured the era in a very similar way as Bronte and for me the voice of the book worked The mystery wasn t as deep as a spouse locked in the attic but it was integrated into the book well I liked the characters I felt Newark did a great job in creating new characters for Janet and continuing an adventure for Jane Eyre What I didn t like about this novel was the sexual reminders comments that were strangly inserted in random areas of the book For example, when Janet goes to boarding school she was discussing Miss Nasmyh But out of no where Janet mentions how Miss Nasmyth touches and molests the girls Strange There was also an account of incest Very strange I didn t like the layout of the book I didn t like how the chapters are sectioned Each chapter is sectioned off by a decorated page and the title of that chapter, followed by a quote from one of Bronte s books This wasn t my favorite layout and I found the quotes to be lame Lastly, the ending was dumb I felt like the last section of the book could have been edited out I felt it was completely unnecessary and served no purpose To me, Newark tried to change the character of Jane Eyre and I didn t really like the direction Overall, The first part of the book was slower but it definitely picked up I liked Janet I felt she was a nice combination of her mother and her father and this worked for me Other than the strange sections, I liked this book So I guess that is why a 3.5 works for me


  6. Aneca Aneca says:

    Since I recently watched two Jane Eyre adaptations and reread Jane Eyre last year I couldn t resist picking this one to read Although this is a sequel to Jane Eyre the truth is that Jane and Rochester only appear in the first and last chapters of the book and I found that that was a good thing Too often I ve been disappointed by sequels where the characters I already knew did not seem to behave as in the original book By keeping them out of sight Newark gave me a chance to appreciate itSince I recently watched two Jane Eyre adaptations and reread Jane Eyre last year I couldn t resist picking this one to read Although this is a sequel to Jane Eyre the truth is that Jane and Rochester only appear in the first and last chapters of the book and I found that that was a good thing Too often I ve been disappointed by sequels where the characters I already knew did not seem to behave as in the original book By keeping them out of sight Newark gave me a chance to appreciate itbecause I couldn t quite believe in her Jane and Rochester as the characters of Charlotte Bronte s novel.Janet Rochester is the daughter of Jane and Rochester She admires her mother and has a deep love for her father When she is about sixteen her parents decide to send her to a school while they travel to Jamaica to oversee the lands that Rochester has inherited from his first wife She will finish her education and, if the family hasn t returned yet, afterwards she will stay with the widower Colonel Dent, one of her guardians.Janet is a very introspective girl and we get to know her pretty well as the book is told in the first person After finishing school which she didn t much enjoy except for the friends she made there, Janet goes to live at Highcrest with Colonel Dent The she meets Mr Landless, an enigmatic young man which reminds her of her father, and meets again the Calendars, a brother and sister she had first met in London and that have rented Thornfield Hall from her parents.Highcrest is a dark and mysterious house, Colonel Dent is an old gentleman set in his ways about what is proper or not and he definitely feels that Janet s ways are not as genteel as they should be Not only that but Janet soon realises that part of the house is closed to her and that all the servants are family or at least come from the area and the Colonel doesn t want outsiders joining the household Of course Janet is determined to find out what s behind the closed doorsI did find this Jane Eyre s Daughter an engaging novel I read it in one sitting actually There were many similarities between this story and the original Jane Eyre,than you usually find in sequels I felt, and the one big complaint that I have is, as I mentioned previously, that the original characters, especially Jane, did not ring true But I did like Janet a lot and I was happy to follow her on her adventures and to unravel all the mysteries regarding Colonel Dent, Mr Landless and the Calendars I liked Janet s confrontations with the Colonel and her interaction with both Landless and Calendar, not sure that I did buy Sir Hugo s motivations though I did like the story as the gothic novel that it is but, considering my doubts about Jane and Rochester, maybe not so much as a Jane Eyre sequel It s funny because I actually picked up because of the JE connection and to include in the Bronte Challenge.Grade 4 5


  7. Marcie Marcie says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here With Jane Austen sequels proliferating, it s about time someone created a sequel to Austen s rival Charlotte Bront In this sequel to Jane Eyre, young Janet Rochester is consigned to Highcrest Manor and the guardianship of the strict Colonel Dent while her parents journey to the West Indies As she struggles to make a life for herself guided by their ideals, she is caught up in the mysteries of Highcrest Why is the East Wing forbidden to her What lies behind locked gates And what is the sour With Jane Austen sequels proliferating, it s about time someone created a sequel to Austen s rival Charlotte Bront In this sequel to Jane Eyre, young Janet Rochester is consigned to Highcrest Manor and the guardianship of the strict Colonel Dent while her parents journey to the West Indies As she struggles to make a life for herself guided by their ideals, she is caught up in the mysteries of Highcrest Why is the East Wing forbidden to her What lies behind locked gates And what is the source of the voices she hears in the night Can she trust the enigmatic Roderick Landless or should she transfer her allegiance to the suave and charming Sir Hugo Calendar Riding her mare on the Yorkshire moors, holding her own with Colonel Dent, or waltzing at her first ball, Janet is a strong and sympathetic character, and like her mother, she will need all her courage From Back CoverSequels are very hard to pull off, especially when the original story author is deceased Some authors you wonder if they even read the original book Others try to remain true to the author Elizabeth Newark did a fair job staying true Some of the story mirrored Jane Eyre while other parts reminded me of other books.What I liked Janet Rochester is a likeable character, who is coming of age Newark brings in characters of the original story, i.e the Ingrams Other characters have a mystery that surrounds them You are left wondering what their intentions There is a mystery that surrounds Highcrest almost in the same way of Jane Eyre with Thornfield.Elizabeth Newark description of the countryside is picturesque.What I didn t like I did not like Newton s character discription of Jane Eyre She makes her out to be a cold and jealous She showedlove to Adele than her own daughter I also didn t like the incestuous undertones I could do without those.All in all the book was okay It was not as mysterious and Jane Eyre but the story was not boring either


  8. Laura Laura says:

    Jane Eyre s Daughter is a sequel to one of my favorite novels of all time, Jane Eyre The heroine of this book is the second child of Rochester and Jane, Janet Rochester While Janet idolizes her father, she shares a cool relationship with her mother Jane When she is sixteen years old, Rochester, Jane, and Oliver Janet s older brother set off on a trip around the world, leaving Janet at a boarding school in London Janet is also in the care of Rochester s old friend Colonel Dent While stayin Jane Eyre s Daughter is a sequel to one of my favorite novels of all time, Jane Eyre The heroine of this book is the second child of Rochester and Jane, Janet Rochester While Janet idolizes her father, she shares a cool relationship with her mother Jane When she is sixteen years old, Rochester, Jane, and Oliver Janet s older brother set off on a trip around the world, leaving Janet at a boarding school in London Janet is also in the care of Rochester s old friend Colonel Dent While staying with him at his manor Highcrest, Janet uncovers many mysteries that seem to parallel her mother s stay at Thornfield One of the secrets is who exactly is Colonel Dent s secretary, Roderick Landless Landless looks like a younger version of Janet s father and his past is a mystery Janet finds herself torn between her feelings for Roderick and for Sir Hugo Calendar, the new tenant of Thornfield.I enjoyed the gothic mysteries of the novel, and really liked Janet Rochester as the heroine The romance between Roderick and Janet is intriguing The only part of the novel that I didn t like was the depiction of Jane Eyre and Janet s love for her father I am all for a girl being a daddy s girl, but was disturbed by the passages where Janet seems to harbor an unhealthy love for her father Jane Eyre being so cold to her daughter seemed unlike the Jane Eyre from the original novel She does have a redemptive arc in the novel, but I can t imagine Jane Eyre treating her daughter in that way


  9. Yvette Adams Yvette Adams says:

    If you love Jane Eyre and love nostalgia, you might just love this.


  10. Becky Becky says:

    Newark, Elizabeth 2008 Jane Eyre s Daughter.The oak pulpit rises high above the congregation.I had every intention of rereading Jane Eyre before tackling this literary spin off, Jane Eyre s Daughter I ve only read Eyre once, and that was way back in the fall of 2001 You know, the semester that was difficult both personally grandfather s death and nationally 9 11 And I still plan on rereading it if there s time this fall It made it to several challenge lists including Carl s R.I.P Newark, Elizabeth 2008 Jane Eyre s Daughter.The oak pulpit rises high above the congregation.I had every intention of rereading Jane Eyre before tackling this literary spin off, Jane Eyre s Daughter I ve only read Eyre once, and that was way back in the fall of 2001 You know, the semester that was difficult both personally grandfather s death and nationally 9 11 And I still plan on rereading it if there s time this fall It made it to several challenge lists including Carl s R.I.P III But when I got the email from the publisher saying that I should post my review as soon as possible, I decided that it was not the time to go traipsing down memory lane just because I m a perfectionist.What can I say about Jane Eyre s Daughter The style One of the reasons I d hoped to reread the original was so that I could compare the two styles To see if this one attempted to echo the original in literary style I can t be the judge of that at least not yet But I can talk about it all on its own I found the style to be purposefully put offish Let me rephrase that if I can The narrator has a definite attitude, a definite flair that could be put offish if you were to meet her in real life She s definitely not meek or weak or waiting for Prince Charming So that s what I meant, the narrative reflects the narrator The style seems to be a distancing one It s written in first person past tense, and that in and of itself creates distance between the reader and the characters or the reader and the action As such the action isn t immediate either What we re reading is a reflective narrative We re being fed a story Perhaps passively aggressively.The characters I liked elements of Janet s character Was put off by some other elements Found the family scenario to be odd if I m quite honest Which might be expected Jane Eyre definitely was surrounded by dysfunction And Mr Rochester was definitely one odd guy with good reason So perhaps it s only natural that instead of a normal, loving family we ve got one that has some flaws.SPOILERThis is just a minor spoiler, so maybe you re brave enough to keep reading One of the major ick factors in this book is Freudian in nature Janet Rochester seems to be and conscious of it too in love with her father She sees him as the perfect, perfect man She imagines what it would be like to be in bed with her father, to be held in his arms In other words, she wishes she was her mother The man she ultimately falls for in fact is a man who looks to be an exact copy of her dear old dad So much is this resemblance that she thinks for a good many chapters that he might be her half brother Still she loves him anyway The scenes where she gushes about her father in a very romantic, almost sensual way were very squirmily icky.End of Minor Spoiler.Her relationship with her mother Jane Eyre is shown to be a loving motherexcept when it comes to her daughter She loves her son, adores her son He s her constant companion But Jane Eyre just can t seem to like her daughter Can t seem to love her daughter As her daughter matures, she senses that she has a would be rival for her husband s affections She s jealous of any time they spend together So she s very uptight and distant read that bitchy with her daughter, and a bit doting and overprotective of her son His name is Oliver by the way.But her parents are really very minor characters Almost immediately, the whole Rochester family minus the daughter is tossed out of the book and sent on an extended round the world vacation They essentially pack up everything, lease Thornfield, and tell their daughter we ll be back in three or four years Don t get married until you re twenty one She s fifteen maybe sixteen when they leave She s first sent to boarding school Then sent to live with Colonel Dent after she graduates from finishing school.The tone of Jane Eyre s Daughter is sufficiently gothic There are secrets, lies, mysteries, romance, and a general uncomfortableness that feels appropriate for this Bronte spin off The mystery isn t as spectacularly shocking as the big reveal in Jane Eyre crazy woman in attic but the well intentioned echo this time in Colonel Dent s home is intriguing in its own way.I won t go into all the details, but it was a semi satisfying read I think it was well written, but for me, I didn t like some of the places this novel went I think other readers might enjoy itEspecially for fans of gothic romance with spooky settings and creepy tones Though I must applaud the fact that at least it wasn t sexually graphic It could have been much much worse It was better than I expected


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