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 ๐Ÿ™‚
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 literatureโ€™s most fascinating books โ€“ย certainly Iโ€™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 โ€“ only Wuthering Heights by Charlotteโ€™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. Iโ€™ll let Luccia herself tell you all about why she wrote it and what itโ€™s about but suffice to say it was wonderful being back in Janeโ€™s world again as it twists and turns in several surprising ways. Take it away, Lucciaโ€ฆ


When I first read Jane Eyre, I was fascinated by Janeโ€™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 laterโ€ฆ

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Sorry that went out too soon. Tactile phones๐Ÿ˜ข 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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