THE FORBIDDEN WIFE
THE FORBIDDEN WIFE (3) by Sharon Kendrick: When orphan Ashley Jones accepts employment as a transcriptionist for elusive author Jack Marchant, she moves into spooky old Blackwood Manor. Ashley and Jack fall in love, and when he asks her to marry him, Ashley is thrilled, yet puzzled that Jack wants to keep it a secret. When Ashley finds out the truth, she flees the manor, returning when she learns it was destroyed by fire and Jack was blinded trying to battle the blaze. If the plot sounds familiar, it’s because it follows the exact same events as Jane Eyre. Readers wanting a fresh dose of gothic romance may like Kendrick’s treatment of the familiar story elements.