The ease of his manner freed me from painful restraint; the friendly frankness, as correct as cordial, with which he treated me, drew me to him. I felt, at times, as if he were my relation, rather than my master; yet he was imperious sometimes still, but I did not mind that; I saw it was his way. So happy, so gratified, did I become with this new interest added to life, that I ceased to pine after kindred. My thin-crescent-destiny seemed to enlarge; the blanks of existence were filled up; my bodily health improved; I gathered flesh and strength.

– Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre, Chapter 15. Jane says this about Rochester after listening to him give an account of his past. Their relationship is growing and they are clearly falling for one another. Jane feels happy and better physically and mentally when she is with Rochester. To her he feels more like a relation than her employer. This passage suggests that orphan Jane’s true happiness lies is in finding that one thing she has been searching for in her life: family.