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Sloane Hall by Libby Sternberg
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Nov 20, 2010

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bookshelves: brontephilia
Read from November 09 to 11, 2010 , read count: 1

This book is a romance novel-y reworking of Jane Eyre, set in Los Angeles in 1929, during the transition from silent movies to talkies. I read it for the Jane Eyre part of that previous sentence.

I like how the author's choices (e.g., setting, reversal of the main characters' genders) force the reader think about Jane Eyre in different ways. The writing was mostly good. It got a bit melodramatic at points, and the ending was maybe a little sappy for me, but my guess is that these things would be less likely to bother most romance novel readers.
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