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Al Hallows at Eyre Hall by Luccia Gray – Review


22035815Blurb:

Rediscover the world of Jane Eyre…

Twenty-two years after her marriage to Edward Rochester, Jane is coping with the imminent death of her bedridden husband – and the revelation of his unspeakable secrets.

Richard Mason has returned, instigating a sequence of events which will expose Rochester’s disloyalty to Jane, his murderous plots, and innumerable other sins. Drawn into a complex conspiracy, everything Jane holds dear is threatened. Who was the man she thought she loved? What is she prepared to do to safeguard her family and preserve her own stability?

My Review:

As someone who is not very big on the classics (really, anything written before the last 3-4 years tends to bore me), I thought this book would be a positively bore-ful time. I am very glad I was wrong.

A modern reflection on the original novel, All Hallows follows the less-painful, more mature Jane Eyre as she goes through something every woman does at some time or another – Edward is turning out to be a little more wild and dangerous than he first seemed, but while she does continue to remain by his side, she has to deal with these new realisations, a new beau, and a new-comer to the estate.

Written true to the voice – yet not as grating or irritating as I find Bronte – All Hallows Hall is a wonderfully-mastered sequel to the classic, with enough modern concerns (well, timeless, really) issues to deal with, in a way that didn’t make me want to smack someone. That’s always the mark of a keeper book, it doesn’t incite me to violence.

Well-worth the read, I congratulate Ms Gray!

4.5/5

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January 19, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment

  1. Thanks for a great review! Glad you enjoyed it!

    Comment by lucciagray | January 19, 2015


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