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While this book is called Dracula in Love it is really Mina’s tale. I read Bram Stoker’s classic book, Dracula, several years ago and while not necessary to enjoy Ms. Essex’s delightful tale I do believe it helped me understand it on a different level than if I had not read it.
Dracula in Love sets a mood from the very first page. As a reader you feel immersed almost in a mystical fog that pulls you along. Mina Murray is a child of Irish descent currently teaching in a very proper school for young ladies. She is very controlled as is desired for women of the Victorian era. She is engaged to Jonathan Harker, a young solicitor. She has been having disturbing dreams, dreams she doesn’t understand and dreams she cannot tell anyone about for fear of being deemed insane. What she doesn’t understand is that she is more than she thinks she is and older than time.
The book is a marvel of weaving Stoker’s Dracula – a book so full of obnoxious, overbearing men – with a woman’s strength and control. Instead of this being a tale of an evil, blood sucking monster it becomes a story of an eternal love and a woman’s power to choose.
I found myself lost in that mystical fog throughout the book, angry when Mina was mistreated at the hands of men who in the supposed guise of helping her were only trying to control her and cheering when she took control of her strength and power. The women certainly triumph in this tale; living and dead.
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Disclosure: I had a copy of Dracula in Love on my bookshelf.