Sunday, February 15, 2015

Charlotte Brentwood's THE VAGABOND VICAR Spotlight & Giveaway

Can an idealistic cleric and a free spirit find a lasting love?
The Vagabond Vicar
By Charlotte Brentwood

Publication Date: October 14, 2014
Publisher: Charlotte Brentwood
Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)
Print length: 279 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-473-30268-9 (Kindle)
ISBN: 978-0-473-30267-2 (ePub)

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William Brook is an idealistic young cleric, desperate to escape dreary England for a mission adventure in exotic lands. It's his worst nightmare come true when he is posted to a parish in a small backwater village, populated with small-minded people and husband-hunting mamas. He’s determined not to form any ties and to escape the country as an independent single man.

A free spirit, Cecilia Grant is perfectly content to remain in her family home in Amberley village - when she's not wandering the countryside at all hours painting. Marriage options are few, but that won't stop her mother from engineering a match with one of the ruling family's sons. Cecilia attempts to win the man, but what is it about the new vicar and his brooding ways that is so appealing? Could he be the only one who has ever really understood her, and can she discover what he is running away from?

As William struggles not to fall in love with the lady's intoxicating beauty and mysterious eccentricity, he finds himself drawn into the lives of the villagers, despite their best efforts to alienate the newcomer. When he makes it clear he's not sticking around, Cecilia strives to restrain her blossoming feelings for him. Just when it seems love may triumph, dark secrets are revealed in Amberley and a scandal from William’s past may see the end of not only his career, but his chance at finding an everlasting love. 

Guest post: Three Things About Me

Thank you for hosting me Dianne. I’m delighted to introduce my debut novel, The Vagabond Vicar. If you love Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer, can't get enough of Downton Abbey or Cranford, or just prefer old-fashioned boy-meets-girl stories, this story should appeal to you.

What are three things about me most people don’t know?

1. My grandparents were all Scottish, so I grew up with bagpipes and tartan in my blood. But while the UK definitely feels like the “motherland”, I have a longstanding love affair with everything Italian… especially the food. I cook a mean Spaghetti Carbonara. Choosing between pasta and potatoes is always fiendishly difficult!
2. I like being in high places - like on mountains, up towers and look-out points... anywhere with a view. Maybe being vertically challenged has something to do with it. I hate the feeling of falling though, so I stay well away from the edges!
3. Like many ladies in the regency, one of my favourite things to do is “play and sing” at the piano. I’m very shy about any strangers hearing me though. My family was always very musical, and I have to admit I have a weak spot for musical men!
Author Bio:

Charlotte developed serious crushes on a series of men from age fifteen: Darcy, Knightley, Wentworth and Brandon. A bookworm and scribbler for as long as she can remember, Charlotte always dreamed of sharing her stories with the world. The Vagabond Vicar is her debut novel.

Charlotte lives in beautiful Auckland, New Zealand. When she's not toiling at her day job, writing or procrastinating on the Internet, Charlotte can be found snuggling with her cat Sophie, warbling at the piano, sipping a hot chocolate or enjoying the great outdoors.

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* Look at this fantastic Giveaway *
Charlotte Brentwood is offering 
3 eCopies of 
The Vagabond Vicar
International where allowed
Ends February 24, 2015


  1. Historical it! Best of luck everyone!

  2. I enjoyed the synopsis and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the book :)

  3. I love to read historical romance. this id going to be a great read, I loved the excerpt it left me wanting more of the book to read

  4. Been awhile since I read a historical romance, this would be a great way to jump back in!

  5. I like the cover. The people look like real people. Not overly beautiful/handsome but very pleasant and the woman is not too dang skinny or falling out of her top! Kudos for that. Looking forward to the book. Thanks for the opportunity :)

  6. Honestly Dianne! You have to do something about that tweet option because I have to go there to copy the link and every time it takes me hours to get back here and more often than not I have to go back and copy it again because somewhere amongst all the distractions I have lost it... ;)

    1. Oh Diane! Open another window! I'll make you a deal, you retrieve your tweet by opening another window and I will do a post without the a tweet! Deal? :)

    2. Oh wait, and you have to invite all of your friends to the non-tweeting post, okay? heehhehehehe

    3. Haha...I do have another window open :) I always plan to come right back :)

  7. They do have an auto tweet & verify tweet option where you never leave the entry box on a few of these giveaways (probably lost too many entrants to the Twitterverse!) worries though, I find my way back eventually ;)

    1. I know, but where's the challenge and how do you get proof of post??? But I give you adventure!

  8. Hi everyone and thanks so much for all of your kind comments.

    Good luck for the giveaway!

  9. Ahhhhh, love historical romance!! I haven't seen any newer ones for a bit, definitely added to my TBR! Thanks Dii!! <3 & Thank You, Charlotte, for the incite also!