To celebrate this event, the GIVEAWAY of 5 COPIES of her book- continues! Read my Review, and then be sure to comment to Enter. Remember that you can also increase your chances by entering on all posts related to Jane- this week:
-Alert Post HERE
-Art and Announcement Post at Jojo-La Muse HERE
-Robin's Guest Post HERE
And on today's post featuring My REVIEW. Good Luck Everyone! Winner Announced on Sunday evening, the 23rd.
I love Robin Maxwell’s historical fiction novels and so when I heard she wrote this one- historical or not- I jumped on for the ride. I’m so glad I did! Maxwell does not disappoint- what a story! Who would have thought that in today’s day and age a story about Tarzan and Jane could still captivate? And- it is historical after all!
Daughter of a scientist and a scientist herself, Jane along with her father and crew (with a certain dispicable Mr. Conrath; you ll have to read the book to find out just how horrible he was…)head for an excursion to Africa where she evidently meets the strong, smart and extremely gorgeous Tarzan. The story begins with Jane’s retelling of this fate to the writer, Ed Burroughs…
The novel is filled with incredible details of adaptation, tools, tricks and customs for daily endurance and living, along with descriptions of the wild, and its long lost tribes. Meshed with jungle fury and survival, there is an intriguing story behind it all. How did Tarzan get there? Who raised him? How did he survive? Who else inhabits this jungle? How did they all communicate?
The part I loved most was Jane’s gradual inhibition to learning how to survive and become one with her surroundings. How they learned eachother’s languages and communicated was also fascinating. And of course there is a love story…Robin Maxwell describes their love affair in exquisite taste- true to the naturalness of the environment itself, love is consumed as would be expected in the realm of the jungle. Passion with genuine love and nurturing, JANE the Woman Who Loved Tarzan is delectably romantic . A quick and most entertaining read ending with a spin that begs for a sequel.