How will Jane Austen break the news to her fiancé that she’s not only undead, but also a two-hundred-plus-year-old literary icon?
In sleepy upstate New York, Jane’s wedding preparations have taken on a bloodsucking intensity. So when Walter suggests they ditch it all and combine their marriage and honeymoon with a house tour of Europe, Jane jumps at the chance to flee Lord Byron and the lingering threat of Charlotte Brontë. But to Jane’s chagrin, more than one secret from her past is about to resurface.
From an Agatha Christie–style murder mystery to a wedding interrupted by the ghosts of the Princes in the Tower to a shocking revelation about Walter’s mother, nothing about this trip is less than pure mayhem. And when a chance encounter puts Jane on the trail of a legendary device reputed to restore a vampire’s human soul, will our beloved heroine finally be able to vow her love and devotion—or will a vampire hunter’s vengeance drive a stake through her eternal life?
Ford has another winner with the third novel (after Jane Bites Back) featuring undead Jane Austen's adventures in the modern world. While Jane's fianc , Walter, doesn't know that she's a vampire, his mother, Miriam, does know and does not approve one bit. Jane and Walter head to Europe for an architecture tour doubling as their honeymoon, but their wedding at the beginning of the tour gets derailed when Jane's long-forgotten husband shows up, leaving Jane to figure out how to end a centuries-old marriage. She also hopes to find a stake that can turn vampires human again, since the alternative is turning Walter into a vampire. Sweet, loyal Walter is the perfect foil for appropriately witty Jane, who maintains her sense of humor thanks to her staunchly loyal best friend Lucy; hilarious one-line zingers from Lilith, Miriam's amputee Chihuahua; and an entertaining cast of zombies, ghosts, and vampires.