Jenna Starborn by Sharon Shinn

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Jenna Starborn was created out of frozen embryonic tissue, a child unloved and unwanted. Yet she has grown up with a singularly sharp mind—and a heart that warms to those she sees as less fortunate than herself. This novel takes us into Jenna Starborn's life, to a planet called Fieldstar, and to a property called Thorrastone—whose enigmatic lord will test the strength of that tender and compassionate heart.

About Sharon Shinn

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Sharon Shinn is a graduate of Northwestern University, and has lived in the Midwest most of her life.
Published April 2, 2002 by Ace. 400 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Unable to live with him as his wife without being married, Jenna flees to a remote planet, where she falls in with a family that provides help and aid to travelers.

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If someone read Jenna Starborn with no prior knowledge of Jane Eyre, they might say that Jenna is smart and practical, but strangely confident in some ways despite her upbringing.

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But for the most part the storyline hews very close to the original, and part of the enjoyment is tracking how Shinn transposes familiar plot elements: Jenna's initial encounter with Ravenbeck (where a Vandeventer V convertible aircar stands in for the horse), the night-time attack by Ravenbeck'...

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