I don't remember much about this book, despite having read it a few times in high school. It opened with a train crash, and a vampire rescuing a little girl. The main body of the story follows the girl as a young woman, and her mysterious benefactor turns out to be the vampire who rescued her as a child. Beyond that, I'm drawing a blank, but I do recall liking the book enough to re-read it more than once. Of course, I would have read anything to do with vampires in those days.