About The Book:
As a little girl, I can remember my father reading action-adventure novels. He devoured books such as the "Doc Savage" series and many of the James Bond books, but his absolute favorite were the "Tarzan" stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs. He would tell me stories of the "wild man of the jungle" and Jane, the girl who was often by his side, and I was glued to his every word!
So I was interested to see how a woman would present the "Tarzan" story, and author Robin Maxwell does not disappoint with her novel "Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan."
With a fast-paced story line and a cast of mesmerizing characters, Maxwell takes her readers from the heart of England to the deepest, darkest Africa as she spins the story of Jane Porter, the intrepid, curious young woman who follows her heart's desire to learn more about the early stages of man and finds herself learning so much more. Readers can expect to find action, intrigue, drama, and romance in the pages of this enthralling novel.
I was particularly fascinated with the interaction between Jane and her Tarzan as they struggled to communicate with each other, finding an easy rhythm as the days pass. It was also exciting to read of the native tribes Jane encountered, as well as Tarzan's family of Mangani apes who appeared to be possible missing link between primates and humans. And my heart broke as Tarzan takes Jane to the place where his mother and father had been shipwrecked and where clues to his background were to be found among the debris left behind.
I truly enjoyed reading "Jane," and I would highly recommend it taking place on your Fall list of books!
About The Author:
Robin Maxwell grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Tufts University School of Occupational Therapy, and practiced in that field for several years before moving to Hollywood to become a parrot tamer, casting director and finally a screenwriter. Working for the major studios and networks she wrote comedy, drama and even feature animation for Disney. Her credits include "Passions," a CBS movie of the week, starring Joanne Woodward.