Thursday, June 17, 2010

Giveaway and Review: Jane Eyre’s Daughter by Elizabeth Newark

Jane Eyre’s Daughter is a sequel to one of my favorite novels of all time, Jane Eyre. The heroine of this book is the second child of Rochester and Jane, Janet Rochester. While Janet idolizes her father, she shares a cool relationship with her mother Jane. When she is sixteen years old, Rochester, Jane, and Oliver (Janet’s older brother) set off on a trip around the world, leaving Janet at a boarding school in London. Janet is also in the care of Rochester’s old friend Colonel Dent. While staying with him at his manor Highcrest, Janet uncovers many mysteries that seem to parallel her mother’s stay at Thornfield. One of the secrets is who exactly is Colonel Dent’s secretary, Roderick Landless? Landless looks like a younger version of Janet’s father and his past is a mystery. Janet finds herself torn between her feelings for Roderick and for Sir Hugo Calendar, the new tenant of Thornfield.

I enjoyed the gothic mysteries of the novel, and really liked Janet Rochester as the heroine. The romance between Roderick and Janet is intriguing. I found myself unable to put the book down as I really wanted to solve the mysteries and see the romance through!

The only part of the novel that I didn’t like was the depiction of Jane Eyre and Janet’s love for her father. I am all for a girl being a daddy’s girl, but was disturbed by the passages where Janet seems to harbor an unhealthy love for her father. Jane Eyre being so cold to her daughter seemed unlike the Jane Eyre from the original novel. She does have a redemptive arc in the novel, but I can’t imagine Jane Eyre treating her daughter in that way.

This is my fifth item for the All About the Brontes Challenge.

Book Source: Review Copy from Sourcebooks. Thank-you!

Giveaway Details
Danielle of Sourcebooks has been kind enough to offer one copy of Jane Eyre's Daughter by Elizabeth Newark for this giveaway.

If you would like to enter this contest do any of the following (and make sure to mention each item that you are doing in your comment for me to use to determine your number of entries):

1. Leave a comment on this post. You must include an email address. If I can't find a way to contact you I will draw another winner. (1 entry)

2. Blog about this giveaway or post about it on your sidebar. (1 entry)

3. Become a follower or leave a comment that you already are a follower of this blog. (1 entry)

4. Leave a comment if you are a part of the All About the Brontes Challenge. (1 entry)

There are four ways to enter, but you can put all four entries as one comment.

I will be using random.org to pick the winners from the comments.

This contest is only open to US and Canadian residents (Sorry!).

No P.O. Boxes.

The deadline for entry is midnight, Wednesday June 30th.

Good luck!

35 comments:

  1. Have not heard of this one...would love to read it!

    Courtney
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  2. Please enter me in this great giveaway.

    I am a follower. :)

    I am a participant in the Brontës challenge, although I've only posted one review, poetry by the Brontë sisters.

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    Thanks!

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  3. Enter me please ;)

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  4. I'm a follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  5. Sounds interesting! I have never read a Jane Eyre sequel before! I like that the romance part was interesting. Thank you for the opportunity!

    I am a follower and participating in the Bronte challenge.

    Meredith
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  6. Sad about the restrictions so dont enter me but sounds a really good one.

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  7. Please count me in. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

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  8. This sounds intriguing. I am already a follower. I love everything to do with the Brontes and of course Jane Eyre.

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  9. Favorite book of all - Jane Eyre.

    I need this one.

    Nancy
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  10. It's been years and years since I read Jane Eyre, but surely it will come back to me as I read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I follow through Google Reader.

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  11. I love Jane Eyre I would love to read the sequel.

    nancysoffice at gmail dot com

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  12. Please enter me. I am a follower.
    Laura
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  13. please enter me.
    I am a follower
    thank you
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  14. Please enter me, too. I'm following on Google.

    Thanks!

    JHS
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  15. would love to read this novel...thanks for the chance :)

    karenk
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  16. I liked your honest review, I would love to read this book.
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  17. Sounds very interesting. Please accept my entry. Thanks!
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  18. Thanks for the chance!
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  19. Please enter me
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  20. A very interesting premise.

    Thanks,

    JHS
    Colloquium

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  21. Sounds interesting!

    I'm a follower.

    kayla3194 at gmail dot com

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  22. I read Jane Eyre so long ago... but I remember the red room, and Helen's death. There'ss a prequel to it, Wide Sargasso Sea, but this is the first I've heard of a sequel. I'm intrigued. :)

    Marian

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  23. I found your review to be intriguing and one that I would take pleasure in reading.

    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

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  24. Oh I loved Jane Eyre!! I hope I get the chance to read this book soon! :)
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    I also posted on my sidebar:
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  25. Have read so much about this book....please enter me...
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    and by the way, LOVE your blog!
    Catherine

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  26. this sounds wonderful thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  27. would love to win mrs.mommyyatgmail

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  28. Exciting giveaway!! Of course I follow this blog all the time, :) and there is a link back to it on my wordpress.

    [[in the event that I win this lovely book you can reach me -- my email is behind this spam filter here: http://scr.im/20r0 ]]

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  29. I am following your blog via GFC as wendy wallach

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  30. I would love to read this book!

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  31. I follow on gfc.

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  32. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  33. I'd love to enter! I'm a follower.

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  34. This giveaway has ended. Winners will be announced shortly.

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  35. I'm reading this book at the moment and I absolutely agree with what you say in your review. Really doubt Jane would be so cold, not to mention Janet's Electra Complex is raaaather creepy!

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