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This book was a little slow, but I did enjoy it.
The Bronte family comes across as flat characters, and there is no action, conflict or resolution to motivate the plot and move it along.
I think this would be good to read immediately after Jane Eyre and I think it would make a good book club selection.
Rather dull. Hard to follow. Why would anyone give this more than two stars? I found it boring and confusing. I couldn't figure out who she was talking about most of the time. Read morePublished 4 months ago by pearl lou
Sheila Kohler's "Becoming Jane Eyre," is a well-written novel that explores novelist Charlotte Bronte's life during the period that she was writing "Jane Eyre," and during the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Reader from Washington, DC
This is a well written, imaginative book which looks at interpreting the facts of Charlotte Bronte's life, and their effects on her fiction. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Lady Fancifull
Loved this book, lots of interesting information about the Bronte family. Did not realize how much of their live experiences were included in their books.Published 24 months ago by annmk
Becoming Jane Eyre is the story of the Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne. It focuses particularly on Charlotte and the writing of Jane Eyre. Read morePublished on October 25, 2012 by Black Plum
I enjoyed it but it took me awhile to get into it. I don't know if it was the writing style or just the topic in general. It is challenging digging into so personal a life story. Read morePublished on August 27, 2012 by S. Schaffer
I didn't expect Becoming Jane Erye to be so compelling. First, Kohler weaves biography throughout the short novel. Read morePublished on July 18, 2011 by E. Begody
This book was a little slow, but I did enjoy it. What a strange bunch the Bronte's were. This is historical fiction, so the author could make them as strange as she wanted, but... Read morePublished on May 18, 2011 by M. HOERMANN