Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan

This is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating

Pre-Order from the Book Depository
Title: Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan
Author: Robin Maxwell
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Expected Publication Date: 18 September 2012
Paperback: 320 pages
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)
Cambridge, England: 1905. 
Jane Porter is hardly a typical woman of her time. The only female student in Cambridge University's medical program, she is far more comfortable in a lab coat, dissecting corpses, than she is in a corset and gown sipping afternoon tea. A budding paleontologist, Jane dreams of travelling the globe in search of fossils that will prove the evolutionary theories of her scientist hero, Charles Darwin. 
When dashing American explorer Ral Conrath invites Jane and her father on an expedition deep into West Africa, she can hardly believe her luck. Rising to the challenge, Jane finds an Africa that is every bit as beautiful and fascinating as she has always imagined. But she quickly learns that the lush jungle is full of secrets--and so is Ral Conrath. When danger strikes, Jane finds her hero, the key to humanity's past, and an all-consuming love in one extraordinary man: Tarzan of the Apes.
Why Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan?
My favorite books are ones with a strong female heroine, and Jane certainly seems like she is that. Also, I loved the original Tarzan story by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Reading it from Jane's perspective will be AWESOME!
What are you waiting for this Wednesday?