Monday, March 2, 2015

"Romancing Miss Bronte: A Novel," by Juliet Gael

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Romancing Miss Bronte: A Novel, by Juliet Gael
Price: $7.99 $0.99 (save 88%)
433 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 69 reviews

"The story centers on the Bronte family, comprising the three sisters, their brother Branwell, and father Patrick. The author shows her talent for effective characterization - the sisters are portrayed (as they were) in all their individuality. The focus shifts from the family to Charlotte and the heartache and tragedy she endures as she moves to England and finally returns to Haworth. These are real people and though those familiar with these sisters' lives (through reading the numerous biographies on them) will have some sense of the tragedy of their lives, Ms. Gael has managed to portray each of these real characters with depth and insight, detailing their hurts, troubles, heartache, and triumphs." -- Amazon reviewer

In this critically acclaimed novel of historical fiction, Juliet Gael portrays the poignantly courageous life of Charlotte Brontë, the woman who transformed her heart’s loss into one of the most enduring literary works of all time – Jane Eyre.

Despite two offers of marriage, Charlotte entertains no hopes of marrying for love. Struggling with a powerful, destructive passion for a married professor in Brussels, she returns to England where she must come to terms with the isolation of her life in the desolate Yorkshire moors.

Duty-bound to a blind father and an alcoholic brother, Charlotte and her sisters Emily and Anne conceive a plan to earn badly needed income: they will publish. Returning to the imaginary worlds that had been their solace since childhood, the sisters craft novels quite unlike anything written before. Against a backdrop of domestic chaos, they go about their business in utmost secrecy, writing under pen names and deftly spiriting manuscripts back and forth to publishers under the noses of unsuspecting family and friends.

Charlotte’s Jane Eyre becomes an overwhelming literary success, catapulting her into the spotlight of London’s fashionable literary scene, and into the arms of her new publisher, George Smith, an irresistibly handsome young man whose interest in his fiercely intelligent and spirited new author seems to go beyond professional duty. Just as life begins to hold new promise, unspeakable tragedy descends on the obscure little parsonage, throwing London and George into the distance and leaving Charlotte to fear that the only romance she will ever find is at the tip of her pen. But another man waits in the Brontës’ Haworth parsonage—the quiet but determined curate Arthur Nicholls. After secretly pining for Charlotte since he first came to work for her father, Arthur suddenly reveals his heart to her.

Romancing Miss Brontë is a moving portrayal of an extraordinary woman whose life and work articulated our deepest human longing: to love and be loved in return.


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Meet the Author

Juliet Gael is the pen name Janice Graham uses to publish her "bio-fiction." Long fascinated by the poignantly courageous life of Charlotte Brontë, she first wrote Charlotte's story as a screenplay in the 90's when she was working as a screenwriter in Hollywood and Paris. Unable to find a producer for the project, she moved on to another kind of storytelling; her first novel, "Firebird," was published by Penguin Putnam and became a New York Times bestseller, translated into 18 languages. After a series of contemporary women's fiction, she wrote "The Tailor's Daughter" - a novel situated in Victorian England with a mad-woman-in-the-attic ending, clearly inspired by "Jane Eyre." When she finally took on Charlotte's life story, she felt the novel was so different from her previous work that she should publish it under a different name. Juliet is currently laboring over a novel about Mary Shelley while Janice is having great fun with a new contemporary women's fiction situated in Florence, Italy (where she now lives.) You can find out more about both of them on Janice Graham's Amazon Author Page, or at janicegraham.com. Both Juliet and Janice are on Facebook, and they sometimes get confused as to who is supposed to be saying what, so don't be surprised if one pops up where the other should be.

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