Monday, August 06, 2012

Death of a Schoolgirl, a Book Review

I recently had the opportunity to pre-read the newest book by Joanna Campbell Slan this past week and boy was it good. Joanna writes the wonderful Kiki Lowenstien Scrap-N-Craft Mysteries.

This is a great Summer read. Here is my review.

Death of a Schoolgirl by Joanna Campbell Slan

The classic story of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte continues in this new book by Joanna Campbell Slan. The story starts out with Jane and Edward Rochester living happily with their newborn son set in 1820 which is just a little after where the original Jane Eyre stopped. Things appear to be going well until they get a disturbing letter from Edward’s ward who was sent to a girls boarding school in London. With Edward not able to travel, Jane sets out for London to check on the girl. In route, Jane runs into all kinds of problems and they don’t stop when she finally reaches London. Her first visit to the boarding house has her embroiled in a murder mystery that she can not help but try to solve.

In classic Jane Eyre fashion, Joanna has spun a story that will keep you turning the page to find out what will happen and who did it. The book is so well written that you could have just read the original Jane Eyre and then picked up Death of a Schoolgirl and continued with her story and not lost a beat. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and look forward to the continued escapades of Jane.

Please note that I was not compensated for reviewing this book but I did get a free Ebook copy to read.


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