Jane Steele

By: Lyndsaye Faye
Published: 2016

Flight Pick

A Curious Beginning

Anne’s thoughts

ane Eyre lovers, you can relax: while Faye—and her heroine, Jane Steele—draw serious inspiration from Jane Eyre, It draws serious inspiration from Brontë’s classic, it’s not a retelling. Instead, it’s delightfully meta: our titular narrator tells us the inspiration to write down her story came from “the most riveting book titled Jane Eyre.” This Jane is a wise-cracking, whipsmart, unconventional young woman who rebels against Victorian convention, but she has a heart of gold. Jane makes a perfect pairing with Veronica and Deanna Raybourn’s petticoat and parasol brigade.

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Note: Spoilers beyond this point

  • [FORUM] debracbenton replied to the topic Surprise ending? Spoilers in the forum Group logo of Jane SteeleJane Steele 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Yes, I got it. I just wasn’t expecting it. A lot of times in mysteries like these, I can figure out the twist ahead of the reveal. I was not expecting a twist at all so this was very unexpected.

  • [FORUM] Mary Thorpe replied to the topic Surprise ending? Spoilers in the forum Group logo of Jane SteeleJane Steele 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    good. I am removing spoiler

  • Had anyone figured out the ending to Jane, as to her father? That one surprised me and was a great twist. I had figured out Veronica’s father (maybe surprised they chose the Crown Prince, but knew it was royalty). But the twist for Jane was a complete surprise. Did it change your opinion of the aunt? And why hadn’t her mother left more explanation?

  • Was Jane more a murderer or someone who was righting wrongs, especially from males who prey on the “weaker” sex? Seemed she, ike Veronica Speedwell, was ahead of her time in feelings about women. I didn’t really take her very seriously as a killer until she killed the abusive husband. The other two seemed less calculated and more spontaneous in…[Read more]

  • [FORUM] debracbenton replied to the topic Jane Eyre in the forum Group logo of Jane SteeleJane Steele 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I listened to this on audio so have to admit it took me a while to understand the quotes at the beginning of each chapter were from Jane Eyre. I kept expecting it to be a pullout from the chapter. I did read Jane Eyre years ago, and know the basic story which I guess helped in understanding her references but anyone who knows what the story is…[Read more]

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