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Jane Eyre: A Brief Review

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I have been stuck in 19th century England for a couple weeks now, and I’m getting the feeling my husband would appreciate it if I returned to 21st century America, so this may be the last book added to the Stories I’m Reading list for a little while. 😉 

Better than Pride and Prejudice. (Kudos to Charlotte Bronte.) That’s my opinion. I’m sure many disagree with that conclusion, but I loved the suspense in this one. I also loved  that neither Jane nor Mr. Rochester were attractive by the worlds standards. I loved the quick wit. I loved that the story-line weaved through so many places and over so much time but completely held together. I loved that they fell in love an unconventional kind of way.  And of course, I am now in love with the romantic way they speak in these stories.

“It had formerly been my endeavour to study all sides of his character: to take the bad with the good; and from the just weighing of both, to form an equitable judgment. Now I saw no bad. The sarcasm that had repelled, the harshness that had startled me once, were only like keen condiments in a choice dish; their presence was pungent, but their absence would be felt as comparatively insipid.” 

***

“And was Mr. Rochester now ugly in my eyes? No, reader. Gratitude, and many associations, all pleasurable and genial, made his face the object I best liked to see. His presence in a room was more cheering than the brightest fire.” 

 

On a side note – After reading this book, I find myself wanting to work the phrase “what the duece” into a conversation 😉

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Author: Kim Harms

I am the wife of a guitar-playing, worship-leading, adventure-loving husband. I am the mother of three incredible sons: two of whom recently surpassed me in height, and one of whom I am going to pretend is still my baby. I am saved by grace; a daughter of the King who was and is and is to come. *** I am a regular contributor at Today’s Christian Woman, a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts. *** The 500 Dresses ministry that I started with my mom in 2010 is our way of answering the call to serve those in poverty.

One thought on “Jane Eyre: A Brief Review

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