Why Jane Eyre Needs a Sequel with Luccia Gray

Many readers and writers ask me why I felt the need to write a sequel to Jane Eyre, and although I’ve answered this question often, There always seems to be a better answer 🙂
Shani asked me the same question for a guest post on her lovely blog, where you can read about her own fascinating ghosts stories, as well as other bookish things.
So, here’s why I think Jane Eyre needs a sequel, and what my aims were when I challenged myself to complete this daunting task.

Shani Struthers

Books1.jpgJane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is one of literature’s most fascinating books – certainly I’ve read it a good few times and love it. In fact, when people ask what my favourite book is, this is it, this is the one – only Wuthering Heights by Charlotte’s sister, Emily, comes anywhere close. So, when I found out Luccia Gray had written a sequel to it, I was intrigued and had to read it. I’ll let Luccia herself tell you all about why she wrote it and what it’s about but suffice to say it was wonderful being back in Jane’s world again as it twists and turns in several surprising ways. Take it away, Luccia…


When I first read Jane Eyre, I was fascinated by Jane’s character and fortitude. She was an orphan who grew up in a hostile family, with her cruel Aunt Reed and her spiteful cousins. She later…

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Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

4 thoughts on “Why Jane Eyre Needs a Sequel with Luccia Gray

  1. Thanks, Luccia. I enjoyed reading the journey you took in developing the trilogy – fascinating. I wish you every success with it. The book covers look amazing, and I like the way you have filled in the gaps and expanded the lives. It is amazing to think the “happily ever after” occurred at age 19. There’s a lot of living left to do after that. I’m sure there’d be at least one or two complications. I wonder if your trilogy finishes with a happy ever after. 🙂

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      1. Sorry that went out too soon. Tactile phones😢 I meant surprising and a little sad. It’s the end of an era and a trilogy, but there’s a new adventure to he started…


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