Sunday, May 22, 2011

Kindle Book Review - An American Heir: A Modern Retelling of Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre is one of my all-time favorite classic reads. While I love the classic version, I also enjoy reading modern versions of the story. I recently had the opportunity to review the Kindle edition of An American Heir: A Modern Retelling of Jane Eyre by Chrissy Breen Keffer.

In this version, Bea Stephens is our modern-day Jane. Alone, but intelligent and independent, Bea makes her way through an elite boarding school and then onto college. But, she soon finds herself unable to afford school and must drop out to find a job. Hoping to save money and return to school someday, Bea takes a job as a nanny for Ethan Stuart, the wealthy and worldly hotel magnate. Though they come from different worlds, they are almost instantly drawn to one another and find themselves falling in love. But, when secrets from Ethan's past come to light, Bea runs away and tries to forget about Ethan. Will their deep bond and love ever bring them back together?

This was a great version of the Jane Eyre story. The author's writing was so effortless and beautiful. Bea was a strong, honest, and likable character. The bond between her and Ethan was believable and romantic. I don't want to give away the details, but a long-lost relative of Bea's shows up later in the's a nice twist.

You can use this link to order the Kindle version of An American Heir: A Modern Retelling of Jane Eyre on Amazon.

The author provided me with a free Kindle version of this book for review. No compensation was received for this post and all opinions are my own.