Blogger and writer Noelle Granger, has kindly invited me to participate in a Meet the Main Character blog hop. Noelle writes crime fiction with a wonderful main character called Rhe Brewster, a nurse who works as consultant with the Police Department on special cases. Check out her novel Death on a Red Canvas Chair. I love the adventures of this modern-day, younger version of Miss Marple! Read my 5 star review.
Thank you so much for tagging me on Noelle, I’m overjoyed because I’ve been wanting to take part in this blog hop for ages, and I’ve finally been tagged!
Here are the answers to my main character in my debut novel, All Hallows at Eyre Hall, which is Volume One of the Eyre Hall Trilogy.
1. What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or historical?
My main character is Jane Eyre Rochester. She has been fictional for nearly two hundred years, so she’s almost a historical person, too!
2. When and where is the story set?
The story is set in 1865, in Eyre Hall, a country estate in Yorkshire, where Thornfield Hall once stood.
3. What should we know about her?
Jane was an orphan, a governess, and a teacher up to the age of twenty, when she married the older, wealthy and egocentric landowner, Edward Rochester. At the time of the novel, she is 42, and has become part of the Victorian landed gentry in Yorkshire, but she is still a passionate, caring, and socially conscious person. She will soon be running a large and profitable Estate, because her husband is on his deathbed.
Her twenty-two years as Mrs. Rochester have not been easy. I can’t say much more without introducing spoilers, and she’s about to find out many more scandalous and shocking secrets, which make the ‘madwoman in the attic’ seem like a storm in a teacup.
Jane is at an unexpected and turbulent turning-point in her life, and the decisions she is forced to make will have unpredictable consequences.
4.What makes her interesting?
At the HEA end of Jane Eyre, Jane was living an idyllic honeymoon life, which many readers guessed, was either a condescending lie, or a temporary truth.
Jane Eyre is no longer a naïve and poor, young orphan. The way in which Jane has developed over the last twenty-two years was a challenge to write, and I hope interesting to discover.
5. What is the personal goal of the character?
Jane’s main concern is her son’s well-being and future. She is prepared to use all her energy, time, resources, and influence, to protect him from knowledge of his father’s wrong-doings, and to further his political career, too. To a lesser degree, she is also concerned about her husband’s other wards, Adele and Annette. She has forgotten, for the moment, about her own needs and objectives.
6. Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
7. When can we expect the book to be published?
All Hallows at Eyre Hall is volume one of the Eyre Hall Trilogy, and is available on Amazon. Volume two, Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall, will be available in December, 2014. The final volume, Midsummer at Eyre Hall is due in summer, 2015.
8. Tap several more authors to highlight their books.
It’s my pleasure to introduce you to the following bloggers and writers:
I’m looking forward to reading about their main characters, too!