When Valeria’s hand was given in marriage to the handsome and powerful Count Vlad Dracula, she dreamed of happiness but instead her life was filled with longing for her absent husband, their country ravaged by war. When Vlad at last returned from the battlefield he was a changed man, an alluring and dangerous creature with a thirst for her blood…and for more wives.
For over one hundred years, tales of Count Dracula have haunted and seduced the imagination of readers worldwide. Now experience the story of Dracula from a new perspective, as told by the three women who knew him best. Discover their stories, their secrets, and find out what it would be to love and be loved by history’s most powerful vampire in Being Mrs. Dracula.
In a marriage that spans centuries, one man shared between three women, love may be eternal but happiness is not guaranteed.
My Rating: *****
I absolutely loved this book. I have always been a fan of the Dracula story and even I never gave a thought to the beautiful deadly women who were the wives of Dracula. Faith Marlowe did, and what a brilliant idea it was and a wonderful treat for someone like me. The story is compelling. The Brides using journals to record their personal journey as the wife of the blood thirsty count. Valaria the first wife, married to the Count when both were mortal. Proud and stunningly beautiful. Ice and fire. Valaria is the strongest of the three and my personal favorite. Illona, the second wife. Beautiful, idealist and vulnerable. Fleur the third wife, Beautiful, vain, shallow and cruel. Born to immortality by her shocking murder by the count himself. I truly savored this story that is very well written with great descriptions and wonderful prose. It is hard to believe this is the Authors first Novel and I anxiously await the second book from this story. Well done Faith Marlowe!