Saturday, May 14, 2016

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

As the daughter of a widowed outsider, young Jane finds herself orphaned and at the mercy of an aunt who despises her, and a male cousin who abuses her.  To escape, she gets herself sent away to a harsh boarding school only to find herself under the thumb of a horrible headmaster.  Jane protects herself the only way she knows how - by killing her tormentors.  And the bodies start piling up.

After running away to London, Jane finds herself defending the wife of her landlord, and once again permanently “eliminating” the threat.  Fleeing the city and out of options, she returns to her aunt’s home as a governess to new residents at Highgate House. The new and decidedly unconventional master, Mr. Thornfield, has secrets of his own.  Is this a match made in Heaven or Hell?

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