Friday, January 1, 2010

Jillian Dare by Melanie Jeschke

Jillian Dare: A Novel Jillian Dare: A Novel by Melanie M. Jeschke

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Jillian is a foster child turned nanny in this book that resembles a Jane Eyre time period. I must let you know that I have never read Jane Eyre (gasp!) and this is the second book that I've read that has been a comparison to that one. I guess it's high time I read that book!

I just loved this story...from beginning to end! This is a fairly fast reading story about Jillian's transformation from foster child to nanny. She is hired by the esteemed Ethan Remington to care for his child Cadence. Ethan is a film producer who travels alot. Cadence is a ball full of 18 month energy!

Jillian is accepted as family from day one by everyone. She has many new experiences while caring for Cadence that she might not otherwise have had. She is very appreciative of the care that the Brooke family has provided her the previous 5 years.

Many things begin to change for the Remington's, Jillian included. Who is the mysterious "Woman in White"? Why are all of these strange things happening around them?

I loved the element of mystery to this book...just loved it! I can not compare this to Jane Eyre since I've not read it, but I found it very intriguing. I would love to be in Jillian's shoes for the majority of this book (If only we could pick and choose our life events out of a book!) I am still not sure how I feel about Ethan...I had a love/hate relationship with him throughout the book. Cadence stole my heart from the very beginning!

I recommend this read to anyone who enjoys Christian fiction with an element of mystery. This isn't an overly preachy book but there are a couple of chapters that seem a little heavier on the religious side than others. Nothing that should be offensive to the reader though!

Thank you to the publisher and Goodreads for providing my copy of this book that I won in the giveaway!! It is much appreciated!

As far as challenges for 2010 go, I have completed my "J" book for the author and title A-Z book challenge. This is also book #1 of 100 for the 100+ book challenge. Seems like 2010 is off to a good start for me so far!!

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  1. Happy New Year JJ... Have a nice day..

  2. I read Jane Eyre last year. It's a great book to dig into. Happy New Year!