Pride and Prejudice meets The
Sound of Music meets Buffy the
Vampire Slayer as Webber's quirky sense of humor takes over Bavaria. With its laugh-out-loud scenes, "guest appearances" by Nietzsche and Mozart and a double romance, readers will be more than satisfied.

Mrs. Grimm despairs of ever finding husbands in England for her daughters. She seizes the opportunity to send her two eldest, Rae and Greta, to a relative in Prussia for husband hunting. Greta is thrilled to be in the land of the vampire, but beautiful Rae is not impressed -- especially with Baron Fen Schortz, who is everything she dislikes. But when caught in a compromising situation, Rae must marry the baron and become mother to his brood of children.

Fen tries to woo Rae as his unruly children do their best to drive her away, but it is the dark family secret that might ruin or save their marriage. Meanwhile, Greta is hunting for vampires, little knowing the man she has attracted is more than willing to lead her to them. As the sisters strive to find true love, mayhem breaks loose, yet all's well that ends well. (Love Spell, Jul., 380 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin