The Vagabond Vicar

The Vagabond Vicar : A Regency Romance

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Love is the greatest adventure of all.

Vicar William Brook is biding his time in the small village of Amberley, desperate for a missionary posting overseas. He hadn't counted on being captivated by Cecilia Grant, a free-spirited artist, who challenges him at every turn.

Cecilia is destined to marry a local aristocrat - or at least that's what her mother thinks. But the darkly handsome new vicar seems to understand her in a way no one ever has, and she finds herself drawn to him even as he holds her at arm's length.

As their relationship blossoms, dark secrets are revealed in Amberley and a scandal from William's past may see the end of both his career and their love.

The Vagabond Vicar is an unashamedly romantic historical novel you'll fall in love with. 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, try reading Charlotte Brentwood. Fans of traditional regency romance or clean historical romance won't be disappointed.

Sensuality level: sweet, clean (only kissing) Please note, although there is some mention of religious subject matter due to the hero's occupation, this is not an "inspirational" novel.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 440g
  • English
  • 0473314495
  • 9780473314491
  • 1,968,158

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One of my favorite things about The Vagabond Vicar was Brentwood's original story filled with interesting plot twists that kept me turning page after page... The added suspense and action of the second half of the novel was the right impetus to force the characters into their own surprisingly relatable revelations and backstories... I enjoyed The Vagabond Vicar's unique plot and characters, beautiful cover, and lovely romance. The suspense, action, and development of characters rose as the novel neared its close, bringing the ending to a touching conclusion. This is a Regency novel worth adding to your to-read list.

Katie Patchell at Austenprose

Ms Brentwood weaves a pleasing tale... Her characters are vivid and she brings them to life on the page, capturing the small-mindedness of a remote community with care... An unashamedly romantic novel, The Vagabond Vicar moves along at a great pace and is never boring. There is enough love and sentiment but rarely too much, and there are plenty of sub-plots to keep everything interesting. A lover of Georgian romance will enjoy this, particularly as it is not solely concerned with earls and dukes, but takes a wider view of the world. An indulgent read.

Nicky Galliers for the Historical Novel Society

Discovering new authors is always so rewarding. I am incredibly swayed by a beautiful cover, and The Vagabond Vicar just makes my heart sing. I look forward to what she comes up with next. Check out The Vagabond Vicar. You won't be disappointed.

Laurel Ann at Austenprose

What are readers saying?

I am completely, unabashedly in love with this book. Completely romantic, completely enchanting... pure entertainment. The best book I have read in a long time.
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