The Vagabond Vicar by Charlotte Brentwood
Publisher: Charlotte Brentwood (October 2014)
279 pages, eBook (provided by the Author for review)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: White Heart
Ever since choosing the church as his profession, William had his heart set on serving God in the far-flung reaches of the world, but he finds himself assigned to a parish in a small English village, and an object of interest for mothers who are looking to marry off one of their daughters, but one young woman, Cecilia, keeps catching his eye despite his intentions to avoid it. As an avid admirer of Jane Austen’s work, this sweet Regency romance was right up my alley. As a young good-looking vicar of marriageable age and a forward-thinker, William and his troubles reminded me a bit of Sidney Chambers (of the TV series Grantchester), despite the difference in time period. The romance between William and Cecilia was nicely woven together with the happenings of the village, which gave it a nice village chronicle feel, similar to Cranford and other such stories. Great story with interesting characters. I look forward to the two follow-up novels that are planned! Can’t wait to read them!