My Mr. Rochester

My Mr Rochester

The classic Gothic tale set in a future utopia, retold in five episodes.

Episode 1: In the late 21st century, after the Second Civil War and Great Recession, the American “red states” have formed New Judah, a more perfect union founded on biblical principles, rejection of technology, and reverence for women. Orphaned Jane survives a loveless childhood and harsh boarding school education to become a governess at a remote and beautiful estate.

Though plain and poor and without connections, Jane finds contentment in her new position ~ but a rough, mysterious stranger threatens the tranquility of mind she’s fought so hard to achieve.

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Ani’s Review This review is for My Mr. Rochester Part 1.

There is something about the classic romances that I just love the idea of. However, I can’t always get past the writing style. You can imagine how excited I was when I came across this FREE retelling of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I watched the movie a while back but the book was just too daunting at the time. I find that if I watch the movie first, I can more easily process the book and appreciate the story that’s unfolding before me. Back to My Mr. Rochester Part 1. This is the very beginning of Jane’s unhappy life with her aunt and cousins through her education and early teaching career until she arrives at Thornfield as Governess.

As I mentioned, I haven’t read the original Jane Eyre but from what I know of the movie, this story follows along well. The biggest change was the “future utopia” setting which is in 2081. Because author Rigel created this uptopian society and removed all technology, even electricity, the story unfolded for the most part as if it was in it’s original gothic setting. The references to the “heathen states” being the rest of the United States were few and far between in the beginning of the story and more obvious as Jane grew older and was exposed to the world around her. I really enjoyed this story and was sad to come to the ending. I am not much for tragic stories so I was excited to see Jane enter a time of growth happiness. And then the book ended. I will definitely be reading the next in the series. Click the images to buy this book!

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