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!
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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