I have also never read Jane Eyre; however, I have seen the 2011 adaptation that starred Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender (you know, because British period drama). I'm not as familiar with the story as I am with Jane Austen's novels (via the film adaptations; we all know I'm a Jane Austen fan), but I thought I would like it because British period drama. But I didn't. I think if the stories had been inspired by Jane Austen or one of her works, I would have been all over it. Many of them just didn't hold my attention--and some I just skipped over.
If you've read and enjoyed Jane Eyre, I think you might enjoy this short story collection. I think you would probably get more out of the collection than I did. Having never read Jane Eyre and only viewed the adaptation once, I wasn't that familiar with the story, and I felt that I may have been missing a lot in the short stories.
--Reviewed by Ms. Angie