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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (838 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Juliet Gael Narrator: Rosalyn Landor Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this astonishing novel, a brilliant mélange of fact and fiction, Juliet Gael skillfully and stylishly captures the passions, hopes, dreams, and sorrows of literature’s most famous sisters—and imagines how love dramatically and most unexpectedly found Charlotte Brontë.

During the two years that she studied in Brussels, Charlotte had a taste of life’s splendors—travel, literature, and art. Now, back home in the Yorkshire moors, duty-bound to a blind father and an alcoholic brother, an ambitious Charlotte refuses to sink into hopelessness. With her sisters, Emily and Anne, Charlotte conceives a plan to earn money and pursue a dream: The Brontës will publish. In childhood the Brontë children created fantastical imaginary worlds; now the sisters craft novels quite unlike anything written before. Transforming her loneliness and personal sorrow into a triumph of literary art, Charlotte pens her 1847 masterpiece, Jane Eyre.

Charlotte’s novel becomes an overwhelming literary success, catapulting the shy and awkward young woman into the spotlight of London’s fashionable literary scene—and into the arms of her new publisher, George Smith, an irresistibly handsome young man whose interest in his fiercely intelligent and spirited new author seems to go beyond professional duty. But just as life begins to hold new promise, unspeakable tragedy descends on the Brontë household, throwing London and George into the background and leaving Charlotte to fear that the only romance she will ever find is at the tip of her pen.
But another man waits in the Brontës’ Haworth parsonage—the quiet but determined curate Arthur Nicholls. After secretly pining for Charlotte since he first came to work for her father, Arthur suddenly reveals his heart to her.

Romancing Miss Brontë is a fascinating portrayal of an extraordinary woman whose life and work articulated our deepest human longing: to love and be loved in return.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brontë fans will surely enjoy this look at the author’s life”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A moving view of a literary giant and the emotion that fueled her work.”


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Aleisha | 2/12/2014

    " Barely three stars, and only because the author's writing style was quite lovely. The romantic relationship between Arthur and Charolette was nicely written too. Unfortunately, the book was a bit boring at times. The author could have easily "axed" 100 pages in the editing process. Nice piece of historical fiction about the Bronte sisters, but sadly, nothing to rave about! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kiri | 2/5/2014

    " At first I felt a bit turned off by the overt "fictionalizing of a biography" aspect of this, but it grew on me. I already knew all the facts (except for the stuff about Arthur Bell - and a lot of the stuff about Arthur Bell is most likely imagined rather than based on fact), but the essential story had power for me anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John N Becky Bartholomew | 2/3/2014

    " Fiction based on facts. Almost fictionalized biography. Loved it! In one or two places the narrative goes skiwumpus, like she lost her train of thought, but overall engrossing, satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heidi Kukta | 1/28/2014

    " This was a book that I won from this website. I had not read any of the classic "Bronte" books, but plan to now. I had a hard time getting into this book at first because my usual genre is thriller/ horror (Koontz/King/Saul), but I was so glad that I stuck with it. I truly enjoyed this book and it has prompted me to seek out the classics and begin reading them. I think this author did a great job of portraying the Bronte sisters and it is interesting to learn about the authors' lives and background. "

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