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John Eyre By MiMi Mathews

Synopsis

Title: John Eyre: A Tale of Darkness and Shadow
Author: Mimi Matthews
Genre: historical fiction, Gothic romance, paranormal fiction
Publisher: Perfectly Proper Press (July 20, 2021)
Length: (364) pages
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1736080207
Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-1736080221
eBook ASIN:B08NPLVHVN

Yorkshire, 1843. When disgraced former schoolmaster John Eyre arrives at Thornfield Hall to take up a position as tutor to two peculiar young boys, he enters a world unlike any he’s ever known. Darkness abounds, punctuated by odd bumps in the night, strange creatures on the moor, and a sinister silver mist that never seems to dissipate. And at the center of it all, John’s new employer—a widow as alluring as she is mysterious.

Sixteen months earlier, heiress Bertha Mason embarked on the journey of a lifetime. Marriage wasn’t on her itinerary, but on meeting the enigmatic Edward Rochester, she’s powerless to resist his preternatural charm. In letters and journal entries, she records the story of their rapidly disintegrating life together, and of her gradual realization that Mr. Rochester isn’t quite the man he appears to be. In fact, he may not be a man at all.

From a cliff-top fortress on the Black Sea coast to an isolated estate in rural England, John and Bertha contend with secrets, danger, and the eternal struggle between light and darkness. Can they help each other vanquish the demons of the past? Or are some evils simply too powerful to conquer?

Yorkshire, 1843. When disgraced former schoolmaster John Eyre arrives at Thornfield Hall to take up a position as tutor to two peculiar young boys, he enters a world unlike any he’s ever known. Darkness abounds, punctuated by odd bumps in the night, strange creatures on the moor, and a sinister silver mist that never seems to dissipate. And at the center of it all, John’s new employer—a widow as alluring as she is mysterious.

Sixteen months earlier, heiress Bertha Mason embarked on the journey of a lifetime. Marriage wasn’t on her itinerary, but on meeting the enigmatic Edward Rochester, she’s powerless to resist his preternatural charm. In letters and journal entries, she records the story of their rapidly disintegrating life together, and of her gradual realization that Mr. Rochester isn’t quite the man he appears to be. In fact, he may not be a man at all.

From a cliff-top fortress on the Black Sea coast to an isolated estate in rural England, John and Bertha contend with secrets, danger, and the eternal struggle between light and darkness. Can they help each other vanquish the demons of the past? Or are some evils simply too powerful to conquer?

Yorkshire, 1843. When disgraced former schoolmaster John Eyre arrives at Thornfield Hall to take up a position as tutor to two peculiar young boys, he enters a world unlike any he’s ever known. Darkness abounds, punctuated by odd bumps in the night, strange creatures on the moor, and a sinister silver mist that never seems to dissipate. And at the center of it all, John’s new employer—a widow as alluring as she is mysterious.

Sixteen months earlier, heiress Bertha Mason embarked on the journey of a lifetime. Marriage wasn’t on her itinerary, but on meeting the enigmatic Edward Rochester, she’s powerless to resist his preternatural charm. In letters and journal entries, she records the story of their rapidly disintegrating life together, and of her gradual realization that Mr. Rochester isn’t quite the man he appears to be. In fact, he may not be a man at all.

From a cliff-top fortress on the Black Sea coast to an isolated estate in rural England, John and Bertha contend with secrets, danger, and the eternal struggle between light and darkness. Can they help each other vanquish the demons of the past? Or are some evils simply too powerful to conquer?

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Review

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JOHN EYRE: A TALE OF DARKNESS AND SHADOW,.

Mimi Matthews’ highly acclaimed Bronte-inspired Gothic romance, July 12-25, 2021. Thirty-five popular on-line influencers specializing in historical fiction, Gothic romance, and paranormal fiction will join in the celebration of its release with an interview, spotlights, exclusive excerpt, and reviews of this new Victorian-era novel set in Yorkshire, England.

Lock the doors and check them twice with this newest one from the author Mimi Matthews. A stunning gothic gender reversal retelling of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, interwoven with the literary classic, Dracula.

Oh my stars this was so good, a deliciously addictive ominous tale

♥︎♥︎

There is a slow burning creep to this book that steadily builds with intensity as the reader is taken by the hand and pulled ever so gently through the dark page of its storyline. The author Mimi Matthews has done an exceptionally job of gender-swapping the characters in a stunning way that was so clever. I have read Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Dracula every single year in the Autumn since 1988 and I have to say this was book was impressive and brilliantly executed.

John Eyre’s atmospheric imagery is brilliant and forbidding, and gloomy. The tale is just enough suspense to cause the hairs on the back of your neck to rise. Matthews delivers a well-written, unique and twisty read here, that had me pretty much-questioning everything that was happening within the pages of this book.

The way that the details were revealed to us was extremely well-done and the setting was creepily atmospheric which I totally loved. I will always have a profound connected with the authors writing style, it’s descriptive and fluid. The plot was suspenseful with precise amount of sinisterness to hold my attention fully all the way through.

Once again Mimi Matthews delivers a highly entertaining historical fiction. This time she will keep you on your toes in gothic romance that features the supernatural.

I highly recommend this book to those who love proper historical romance the perfect amount of gothic.

𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚒𝚜 𝚊 𝚗𝚘𝚗 𝚜𝚙𝚘𝚒𝚕𝚎𝚛 𝚛𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚎𝚠, 𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚞𝚜𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚜 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚎𝚛 𝚗𝚎𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔. 𝙰𝚕𝚜𝚘, 𝙸 𝚏𝚎𝚎𝚕 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎𝚜 𝙸 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝚐𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚊𝚠𝚊𝚢 𝚝𝚘 𝚖𝚞𝚌𝚑 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚕𝚘𝚝 𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚎. 𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚑𝚊𝚜 𝚍𝚒𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚒𝚜𝚑𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚋𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚜.

ADVANCE PRAISE

I will be adding this book to my October rereads along with my classics that I enjoy so much.

“Bertha Mason Rochester shines, dominating her scenes with vitality and strength. The style, too, is spot-on, reprising the spirit of 19th-century Gothic prose without descending into mimicry.”— Publishers Weekly

“An entertaining spin on a classic with thrilling twists and turns…Matthews skillfully transforms a well-known story into a truly original tale.”— Kirkus

“[Matthews] retells Charlotte Bronte’s classic story in a way that will keep fans of the original novel totally gripped from cover to cover… Fresh and dynamic… Fast-paced and spellbinding…a book you will have a hard time putting down.”— Readers Favorite

“One of the most moving, suspenseful, innovative and remarkable retellings of a classic in the history of, well, ever… Every page is sheer rapture as [Matthews] moulds popular source material into a spell-binding creation so wholly her own.”— Rachel McMillan, bestselling author of The London Restoration

“[A] captivating and ingenious retelling of Jane Eyre with a supernatural twist. Smart, suspenseful, and deliciously spooky, JOHN EYRE is a must-read; I loved everything about it!”— Ashley Weaver, author of the Amory Ames Mysteries and the Electra McDonnell series

AUTHOR BIO

USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews writes both historical nonfiction and award-winning proper Regency and Victorian romances. Her novels have received starred reviews in Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, and her articles have been featured on the Victorian Web, the Journal of Victorian Culture, and in syndication at BUST Magazine. In her other life, Mimi is an attorney. She resides in California with her family, which includes a Sheltie, and two Siamese cats.

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