Lucy Snowe escapes tragedy at home for the apparent safety of teaching at a boarding school in the city of Villette. Many challenges await, including learning French, untangling mistaken identities, grappling with ghosts, and reluctantly falling in love with her own headmaster.
Category: Historical Romance
The hero of the book turns down a clerical job to take a teaching position in Belgium. He becomes entangled with a sensuous, manipulative woman but has affection for another woman who is a teacher and pupil at his school.
Like heroines in many romantic stories, Jane Eyre was a penniless orphan who was an ugly duckling. She left an unhappy time at a boarding school to become a teacher and governess for a proud man with a secret.
|Biography:||Charlotte Bronte was born in England in 1816. After her mother died, she spent her early years in the lonely moors, raising her three siblings and taking care of her clergyman father. She did not enjoy her early attempts at teaching, running a school or being a governess. She followed her sisters Emily and Anne and started writing, writing Jane Eyre, her first book in her early thirties. It was an immediate success. Her brother and sisters all died within one year and she decided to marry at age 38. She died during her pregnancy the next year.|