Theodora Lestrange is anyway different - she does not fit the norm for young women of her age and era. She is not willing to think of marriage as the ultimate for her life. She would like to be independent, like to develop her career in writing a bit further and make a life for herself. She has faith in her abilities and knows that given the right atmosphere she could come up with a very good novel.
Fate intervenes and she is invited by a class friend for a wedding and for an extended stay in Rumania. Transylvannia the land of myths, vampires, fantasy and what not. Theodora is not like Julia - the book is more gothic romance than mystery murder in genre but nevertheless very enjoyable. At the beginning I was disappointed with our Count who was only interested in seducing Theodora and it was nice that it ended happily! The other players in the story had surprising facets to their characters
It has changed my opinion on vampires and I think I will read more of this gothic genre. It made for a very nice change of scene and pace.