Jane Eyre Meets the 21st Century
When Jane St. John gets a plum summer job as the nanny for a family in St. Barths, she hopes her troubled past is far behind as she heads into a bright future. But from the first ill-fated flight, to the prickly housekeeper, abrasive employer, and a stalker who may or may not be trying to kill her, Jane’s hopes for happy summer days fade fast. As usual, her serious demeanor and tendency to speak her mind keep getting her in trouble. But when noises and ghostly visitations trouble her nights, she suspects more than just her past is haunting her. Could other, more terrifying family secrets be hiding in the old house?
This retelling of the classic Charlotte Brontë gothic novel, Jane Eyre, shows that a woman’s inner journey to love and respect herself—even as she overcomes the barriers of class, gender, and economic inequity―is today not very different from the journey of 200 years ago. More than a modern Gothic romance, Jane is the coming-of-age story of a 21st century feminist.