Review: The Flight of Gemma Hardy - Margot Livesey
We all as readers have classics that are listed as our all-time favourite books and one of mine is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte , the other thing I am really big on and I just adore them are the renditions of these Classics and fairytales. Today's book is set in the 1950's-1960's and is a rendition of the classic Jane Eyre.
Review: The Flight of Gemma Hardy - Margot Livesey - January 2012
One of my favourite type of books to read are Renditions of Classics and Fairytales and what makes the Flight of Gemma Hardy one of the best books is that it is a rendition of one of my favourite Classic stories - Jane Eyre. The latest book I had read about Jane Eyre was the rendition by April Lindner, so I wondered how The Flight of Gemma Hardy would play out and OMG it was amazing, I loved it to bits and would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves Renditions and anyone who stands as a Bronte over Austen.
Set in the 1950's to 1960's we meet Gemma Hardy, an Icelandic girl who was sent to live with her uncle after her parents passed away, all was going well until her uncle died leaving Gemma in an almost Cinderella like situation. Gemma, at nine years old is sent to the Craypool Boarding Academy for girls where she is taught to become a housemaid , a scullery worker. Gemma remains at the school for nearly 8yrs and then applies for a job as an Au Pair working for the Sinclairs. As we are familiar with the introduction of Jane and Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre, The Flight of Gemma Hardy has Mr.Sinclair almost running Gemma over. Gemma soon discovers that the mysterious man was her employer and things start to slightly return back to normal , not for long though as Mr. Sinclair and Gemma start to feel the passion rise between the two and of course we know as the story goes Gemma is set to marry Mr.Sinclair but on their wedding day a dark secret about Mr.Sinclair's past is revealed and Gemma does not know if she can trust him and finds herself in the predictament that if she cannot trust. As like Jane does in Jane Eyre we read as Gemma up and leaves and changes her name to disappear from Mr.Sinclair and those who know her, a chance to start anew. What Gemma does not realise though, is that Mr.Sinclair loved her and has been searching for her. Will Gemma and Mr Sinclair be reunited and get their happy ending like Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester ?
For an awesome read that will keep you captivated and wanting more , check out "The Flight of Gemma Hardy" by Margot Livesey.