Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights Retelling

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Product Details

  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0316196924
  • Publisher: Poppy (January 1, 2013)

Synopsis:

A forbidden romance. A modern mystery. Wuthering Heights as you’ve never seen it before.Catherine is tired of struggling musicians befriending her just so they can get a gig at her Dad’s famous Manhattan club, The Underground. Then she meets mysterious Hence, an unbelievably passionate and talented musician on the brink of success. As their relationship grows, both are swept away in a fiery romance. But when their love is tested by a cruel whim of fate, will pride keep them apart?

Chelsea has always believed that her mom died of a sudden illness, until she finds a letter her dad has kept from her for years — a letter from her mom, Catherine, who didn’t die: She disappeared. Driven by unanswered questions, Chelsea sets out to look for her — starting with the return address on the letter: The Underground.Told in two voices, twenty years apart, Catherine interweaves a timeless forbidden romance with a compelling modern mystery.
My Review:

After reading April Lindner’s book, “Jane”, I knew I wanted to read this book.  I remember reading “Wuthering Heights” in high school and I loved it.  I haven’t reread it in a long time, but thought it would be interested in reading a retelling of Jane Eyre’s classic book of all time.  “Catherine” is a modern spin on “Wuthering Heights” and April truly captures the essence of the characters.  Catherine’s point of view is told through her diary that she leaves hidden on a bookshelf in her old room.  Chelsea, her daughter, finds it and believes her mom is somewhere waiting for her.  Told through alternating point of views: Chelsea and Catherine, the story flows quite nicely.  Through reading the diary, April gives her readers a better view of who Hence is and the relationship he and Catherine had.  I didn’t feel as connected with Catherine as I would have liked, and I do wish there had been more “appearances” made by Catherine in that eery way Jane Eyre was able to do.  However, this is an excellent story and April Lindner creatively built this story as a modern day romance that many will be able to relate to.

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