Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Vagabond Vicar by Charlotte Brentwood

The Vagabond Vicar by Charlotte Brentwood
ISBN: 9780473302696
Published: Oct 15, 2014
Kindle edition

My Review
Reviewed by Sandra

It’s 1805 London. William Brook, a young vicar wants to serve humanity by going to far-flung lands. What he actually gets is a “living” in the English countryside at a village called Amberley. He quickly becomes a person of interest to the local mothers looking for an eligible man for their unmarried daughters. He’s not interested, but somehow Cecilia, a pretty young woman keeps catching his eye, although she herself is not looking for a husband. Her mother, however, has other plans, wanting a secure future for her daughter, preferably to a man from a rich, prominent family. A vicar will never do. It’s a pure Jane Austen feeling.

Cecilia is an independent, free spirit. I grew to really like her as the story developed. At first I didn’t care too much for William, but as the story progresses he matures and the reader sees the wonderful possibilities ahead of this kind-hearted man. From their first meeting, Cecilia and William are drawn to each other. Their attraction to one another makes for interesting reading. A villain enters the picture adding suspense and scandal.

I enjoyed this fast-paced, charming, historical romance. The narrative is so well done with a lot of attention to detail. I loved the description of the countryside – green fields, tiny hamlets and Tudor buildings. The author is obviously familiar with the country and the era.

This debut novel is a delightful, clean read that will capture the hearts of readers who enjoy historical romances 

Note: This book is rated G.

About the Author

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. Earning a degree in communication studies, she was seduced by the emerging digital world and has since worked with the web and in marketing. She 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.

Disclosure: Thanks to Charlotte Brentwood for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.

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