“The Flight of Gemma Hardy” due January 24!


Many are referring to this novel as a ‘remake’ of “Jane Eyre”, but I just sat back & allowed myself to be enveloped in this beautifully written literary novel. Set in the 1960’s, Gemma is orphaned as a young girl and taken from her native Iceland to live with her uncle, aunt & cousins, she is embraced by all except her aunt who turns her into more or less a slave. Through hard work & intelligence she ends up graduating from boarding school and becoming an au pair on the Orkney Islands in Scotland, taking care of a troubled young girl and falling in love, until a dark secret is revealed that turns her life in a completely different direction. This would be a great book club choice!

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One response to ““The Flight of Gemma Hardy” due January 24!

  1. Susan

    I still would love to read this-whether it’s influenced by Jane Eyre or not-it sounds fascinating!

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