Kim Harms

Life Reconstructed

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.” 

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“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 a contributor at CT Women (previously known as Today's Christian Woman where I was a regular contributor as well). I blog monthly at inspireafire.com and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Guideposts, Thriving Family and Creation Illustrated. Cancer made an unwelcome visit in my breast in January 2016, and I am now working on a book about breast reconstruction after having gone through the insane process myself. My incredible husband of 18 years, Corey, is my biggest writing cheerleader and together we are having a ball raising our three growing boys; Carter 15, Owen 14 and Lewis 10.

One thought on “Jane Eyre: A Brief Review

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