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Preorder Escaping Mr. Rochester by L.L. McKinney

Literary activist and cofounder of the Juneteenth Book Fest L.L. McKinney is releasing a young adult retelling of Jane Eyre on January 16, 2024! This stunning standalone takes a new look at Jane—and the story of the woman Rochester locks away in an attic.

You can preorder Escaping Mr. Rochester through the Raven to get a signed and personalized copy while supplies last! When you place the order through our website, please specify whether you would like your copy personalized and who the book should be made out to in the order comments. All preorders must be placed before midnight CST on January 15, 2024 to ensure personalization. We cannot ensure that any orders placed after that date will be signed or personalized.

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An In-Store Event

Kansas City author L.L. McKinney presents her new novel Escaping Mr. Rochester live on the Raven stage in conversation with Tessa Gratton and Natalie C. Parker. Don't miss this conversation between three of the area's best writers for young people! Recent books by all three authors will be available for sale and signing.

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About Escaping Mr. Rochester

Jane Eyre has no interest in a husband. Eager to make her own way in the world, she accepts the governess position at Thornfield Hall.

Though her new employer, Edward Rochester, has a charming air—not to mention a handsome face—Jane discovers that his smile can sharpen in an instant. Plagued by Edward’s mercurial mood and the strange wails that echo through the corridors, Jane grows suspicious of the secrets hidden within Thornfield Hall—unaware of the true horrors lurking above her very head.

On the topmost floor, Bertha Mason is trapped in more ways than one. After her whirlwind marriage to Edward turned into a nightmare, he locked her away as revenge for withholding her inheritance. Now his patience grows thin in the face of Bertha’s resilience and Jane’s persistent questions, and both young women are in more danger than they realize.

When their only chance at safety—and perhaps something more—is in each other’s arms, can they find and keep one another safe before Edward’s dark machinations close in around them?


About L.L. McKinney

L.L. McKinney is a writer, a poet, and an active member of the kidlit community. Named one of the Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans, she’s an advocate for equality and inclusion in publishing, the cofounder of Juneteenth Book Fest, and the creator of the hashtags #PublishingPaidMe and #WhatWoCWritersHear. She’s also a gamer girl and an adamant Hei Hei stan. She is the author of A Blade So Black, A Dream So Dark, and A Crown So Cursed.


Escaping Mr. Rochester By L.L. McKinney Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062986269
Availability: In stock at our distributor’s warehouse; will be at the Raven in 3-10 bus. days! More at ravenbookstore.com/ordering-faqs
Published: HarperTeen - January 16th, 2024

In this fresh reimagining of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel by acclaimed author L. L. McKinney, Jane Eyre and Bertha Mason must save each other from the horrifying machinations of Mr. Rochester in this intrigue-filled, empowering young adult romance.