It Started in Budapest

It Started in Budapest

Molly Cooper is haunted by one simple fact: it is her fault her twin brother, Matthew, has spent his life trapped in a frail body while she has thrived. Deep in her heart, she knows he can’t hold on much longer . . .

In her desperation to save her brother, Molly finds inspiration in an unlikely source: the newly published novel Dracula. When her family embarks on the Orient Express to seek treatment for Matthew in Bulgaria, Molly is prepared to set her plan in motion: she will sneak away from her parents and journey alone to Transylvania, where she will seek a vampire, whose blood can make her brother immortal. Molly’s rash plan is going flawlessly—until she encounters Percy Hunt, a handsome American traveler running from the shadows of his own past. When he discovers Molly’s plan, Percy’s concern for the naive young woman leaves him no choice but to accompany her on her strange quest. But neither Percy nor Molly is prepared for the feelings that quickly grow between them or for the death-defying escapade that awaits.

Title:It Started in Budapest
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781524414184
Format Type:

    It Started in Budapest Reviews

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    First off, I just have to say how much I loved the setting in this book since it reminded me of my first trip to Europe last summer. It felt like I was back on my foreign adventure with everything new...

  • Lucinda

    I love a great Gothic romance and this one did not disappoint!First, that cover. So beautiful and atmosperic!The location, the setting, and the ambiance were just perfect—turn of the century Europe ...

  • Mara

    4.5 stars rounded up.This book has a lot to love about it. A great author, a gorgeous cover, a wonderful story with a mysterious kind of Gothic feel, and it's part of a new four book series by some of...

  • Erin

    I am in the minority when it comes to Julie Daines’ It Started in Budapest. Most readers have expressed a great deal of admiration for the book, and I completely respect that, but my experience of t...

  • Katie W

    Gothic romanceI just might have convinced my family to take a "small" detour to Forks, WA on our road trip to the Pacific Northwest several years ago, so I could completely relate to and understand Mo...

  • bibliolatry

    The setting and premise of this story is what drew my interest. The Orient Express is a rare experience, as well as exploring the region of Transylvania, and that is why I wanted to read this. The sto...

  • Mindy

    One can never go wrong with a book from this talented author. Her characters come to life in a way that the pages turn fast. There were so many things I loved about this book! The Orient Express was a...

  • A.L. Sowards

    I read this book in a single day (which is kind of rare for me). It’s an enjoyable story, perfect for historical romance fans. Molly is a little obsessed with the novel Dracula, and is convinced tha...

  • Elodie

    It Started in BudapestRomance on the Orient ExpressJulie Daines http://www.juliedaines.com/?m=1 Release date 08/10/2020Publisher Covenant Communications Blurb :Molly Cooper is haunted by one simple fa...

  • Julie Carpenter

    4.5*Two words...Orient Express! I think that pretty much sums up how awesome this series is going to be. I'm sure there are many people who have riding the Orient Express on their bucket lists. I know...