Hello My Fellow Readers!
I love retellings, especially when they are amazing and don’t lose sight of the original story. Catherine by April Lindner, is a retelling of the classic Wuthering Heights. I will admit that when I first heard about this book I was skeptical, since Wuthering Heights is one of my favorites. But I am happy to announce that I absolutely loved this book, and while I was reading it I could still feel the spirit of the original story.
The description was taken from the Goodreads website:
“Catherine is tired of struggling musicians befriending her just so they can get a gig at her Dad’s famous Manhattan club, The Underground. Then she meets mysterious Hence, an unbelievably passionate and talented musician on the brink of success. As their relationship grows, both are swept away in a fiery romance. But when their love is tested by a cruel whim of fate, will pride keep them apart?
Chelsea has always believed that her mom died of a sudden illness, until she finds a letter her dad has kept from her for years—a letter from her mom, Catherine, who didn’t die: She disappeared. Driven by unanswered questions, Chelsea sets out to look for her—starting with the return address on the letter: The Underground.
Told in two voices, twenty years apart, Catherine interweaves a timeless forbidden romance with a compelling modern mystery.”
Not only does April take you on a more modern tale of Wuthering Heights without losing the spirit of the original, but she throws a mystery in there as well. The mystery part gives the story a whole new view, and I got to tell you I loved it! April’s ability to take a classic and give it a modern spin, allows younger generations to experience the classic books that they may otherwise not read. There are some horrible retellings of Wuthering Heights out there, but this is not one of them.
If you are a fan of Wuthering Heights or just want to read a modern retelling, than you need to read this book. Even bouncing back between two different timelines doesn’t take anything away from the story and you won’t be confused.
Go find your Heathcliff my readers!