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Reviewed by Krystal Larson
Jane Porter is a terrific heroine. Her admirable endeavors in the medical field – where she is the only woman – combined with her devotion to her work make her a terrific character to read about. Jane is extremely excited when she is invited on an expedition to South Africa. Although her mother is horrified at the idea of Jane trekking around South Africa, Jane is all for the trip. Eager to explore and discover, she sets off on a new adventure that will change her life.
Jane and her father search for the missing link between apes and humans. It doesn’t take Jane long to get herself in trouble just as her mother feared. She is nearly killed by a panther and saved by a funny character the reader will come to know as Tarzan. Tarzan cares for Jane, painstakingly nursing her back to health. Who wouldn’t fall in love with a man who bothered to save them? Jane finds herself under Tarzan’s wild and natural spell.
Jane works to communicate with him and the two come to a common understanding. The reader will get to know their characters very well; Jane is almost too forthcoming with details of their relationship. Their characters are dynamic, Jane and Tarzan change from when the reader first meets them until the end of the book. The other characters are interesting enough. The antagonists will make the reader love to hate them; Jane’s father is an adorable older man, and her mother is the typical worried type who wants Jane to be a lady.
Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan is full of romance and adventure. The romance portion of the novel will cause the reader to flip the pages in agony. Although the details are there and the scene is in place, it takes Jane and Tarzan forever to truly fulfill the movie version of their relationship. The adventure portion of the novel makes up for the frustration of the romance. The setting is richly described and there is plenty of action for the reader to look forward to. The author does stay close to the story line of the movie, but the reader will find several surprises in the pages. Overall, anyone who has previously enjoyed the tale of Tarzan and Jane should think about picking this one up!
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Krystal is a young college student who loves meeting new authors and finding great books! Her favorite place to read is the Botanic Gardens.
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