I recently read THE best book review of any book I've ever read.
Sarah Johnson from Reading the Past (and also author of Historical Fiction I & II: A Guide to the Genre) reviewed Jude Morgan's The Taste of Sorrow, which is a novel of the Bronte sisters. This review seriously knocked my socks off, while simultaneously killing any faith I had in my own reviewing skills. But I digress.
I've included the synopsis below from Amazon, but it doesn't quite do it justice - Sarah's review is what you need to read to catch the essence of the novel.
From an obscure country parsonage came the most extraordinary family of the nineteenth century.
Through the bleakest beauty and most appalling suffering, the Bronte sisters created two of the most brilliant and disturbing novels ever written: Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. In this astonishingly daring and moving novel, acclaimed author Jude Morgan recreates the story of this strange explosion of genius and uncovers the fascinating lives of this unique family.