The Gettysburg Vampire

The Gettysburg Vampire is a pretty interesting read. The way the author uses times that have gone by shows an interest in history. It’s the civil war era, Colonel McClellan is a handsome man in a position of power in the Union army. He and his men stumble across the ghost train known as the Stonewall Jackson. They devise a plan to get on board the train and find out if there are more than just ghosts on board. Then the book shifts to the present day where Malcolm McClellan, as he now is known, is a professor at a college and falls for Abby who teaches drama. Abby is smarter than she looks and discovers his secrets while she has him acting in a holiday program.

The Gettysburg Vampire is over all a good book. I got a little bored during some parts but that is just me. It gives a very interesting view on history while also provides a bit of a love story brewing in the mix.

Book Blurb for The Gettysburg Vampire

Boasting ten ghost tours, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, swarms with tourists in the summer. But in winter, the small town hunkers down for a different attraction - the annual holiday production at Gettysburg College. This year, Abby Potter chooses for her subject the well-known local legend of a Civil War steam locomotive inhabited by ghosts. She embellishes the folktale with a vampire. It’s a story line she thinks she invented.

Production of Vampire Train is underway, but Abby has one big problem. She can’t find a decent thespian for the leading role. Her boss suggests Malcolm McClellan, Ph.D., a history professor at the college and a renowned Civil War re-enactor.

Abby bristles at the suggestion. She has avoided the brooding, mysterious man for years. With his penetrating stare and quick temper, he exudes danger. But the clock is ticking, and she’s desperate. Malcolm will be her actor.

It turns out to be perfect casting . . . too perfect.

Sensuality Level: Sensual

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2013 3.50