Feb 23, 2015

Meet Author Charlotte Brentwood

Charlotte Brentwood 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.


1. I am a New Zealander and though I have travelled to Australia, the Pacific Islands, the UK, Europe and even Canada, I haven’t been to either Asia or the USA yet. Soon, hopefully!

2. I’m terrified of anything with more than four legs.

3. I started writing long(ish) stories at the age of six.

4. I am a crazy cat lady. Although I only have one at the moment, I spend far too long each day looking at cute pictures and videos!

5. I love music and have quite eclectic tastes – I like to mix my genres… country/pop, classical crossover, rock/classical… current favourites are 2Cellos who I saw live recently.

6. If I had the time and money, I’ll spend most of the year following Winter around the world with skis strapped to my feet.

7. I can’t handle spicy food. I never had it as a child, and even though my palate is broader now I still start to sweat at anything heat level higher than “mild” (and even with mild sometimes).

8. I always name my cars. My current one is Fifi and it suits her personality perfectly (the model is a Fiesta).

9. I was a computer geek as a child and loved to play games, especially adventure/journey games and things like Sim City (and later The Sims).

10. I saw Emma Thompson’s Sense and Sensibility three times at the cinemas when it first came out (with three different people).


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.

The Vagabond Vicar is an unashamedly romantic historical novel you'll fall in love with. 

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.


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