Syrie James is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Nocturne; Dracula, My Love; The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte (Great Group Read, Women's National Book Association; Audie Romance Award, 2011), and the international bestseller The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen (Best First Novel 2008, Library Journal.) Translation rights for Syrie's books have been sold in sixteen languages. An admitted Anglophile, Syrie loves paranormal romance and all things 19th century. She lives in Los Angeles and is a member of the Writer's Guild of America.
Took me time to read but overall enjoyed!
As full of passion, drama and intriguing characters as that classic, it is both an intensely powerful love story and a detailed glimpse into an inspiring life.
It is well known that Charlotte Bronte married Arthur Bell Nicholls, her father's curate, in 1854 at the age of 38.
I enjoyed reading this book very much. It was well written and hard to put down. This is a book that I would like to own and read again .Published 1 month ago by Betty Carpenter
I was surprised by how much this book affected me, reminding me of a time long forgotten when I intended to become a writer when I grew up. Possibly it isn't too late. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Wonder Woman 89
Took me time to read but overall enjoyed! I only am now more fond of Miss Bronte. Beginning is slow but ending is great.Published 10 months ago by Olsen Family
I have a book club and we decided to read this book after one member suggested it. The author had done quite a bit of research into the life of Charlotte Bronte and her family. Read morePublished 13 months ago by C. A. Jenkins
I should hate this book. After reading it I had to get my hands on every Charlotte Bronte bio I could find yet this is the best of the lot. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jenny D
Like the orphaned and mistreated heroines she captured in her classic novels, Charlotte Bronte was a woman whose life was not quite as rosy as it could have been. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mimbelina
This book is a great read! I thought it was very well done. It does feel more like a novel than a diary, which I preferred. Read morePublished on July 20, 2012 by Alli
While I appreciate the author's desire to write Charlotte's story, it's a huge distraction to so easily identify fact from fiction throughout the book. Read morePublished on June 10, 2012 by Katrina
This was the first novel I read from Syrie James and I loved it. The way she transports you to the times of the Bröntes is simply great!Published on December 9, 2011 by M. Cancel Olmo