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An Exciting New Venture!

Writing can be a lonely business.

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Christmas Short Story

Christmas at Quill Court, my seasonal short story, is now available to pre-order for your Kindle for 5th November. I do hope you like it!

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The Chateau on the Lake Blog Tour

  The Chateau on the Lake has been on a blog tour and I’m absolutely delighted by the fantastic response. Many thanks to all those who took the time to read the book and to post such enthusiastic reviews. You

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A new cover for The Chateau on the Lake

A lovely new cover for The Chateau on the Lake!

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The Milliner’s Daughter

Coming soon! An exclusive short story to be released as an ebook in October. If you’ve read The Apothecary’s Daughter you will have encountered beautiful, selfish Arabella Leyton. But did you ever wonder what happened to her after she and

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The RNA RoNA Awards

I was absolutely delighted when it was announced at the Romantic Novelists’ Association RoNA awards ceremony at the Royal Airforce Club in Piccadilly last night that The Apothecary’s Daughter had won the Historical Romantic Novel category. Some wonderful novels were

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Best Historical Read

I’m delighted that The Painter’s Apprentice has been shortlisted for the Festival of Romance’s Best Historical Read Award. The winners of all categories will be announced at the awards gala dinner and ball on Friday the 16th November. Last year’s

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The new ‘Perfume’

Waterstones in the Oracle, Reading, recommend The Apothecary’s Daughter as the ‘new’ Perfume by Patrick Suskind. Now that’s a comparison I’m very happy to live with! Tweet

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The Painter’s Apprentice

Hot off the press! I’ve just received this image of the cover for The Painter’s Apprentice, which will be released by Piatkus in August 2012.  Isn’t it gorgeous? The Painter’s Apprentice is the sequel to The Apothecary’s Daughter so the covers,

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Win a Free Critique of Your Novel!

Fantastic competition for all aspiring novelists! The Arts Council funded free publishing site,, is pleased to host a competition with a prize of a critique for the winner’s opening chapters of their novel from an editor at Piatkus, part of the Little Brown

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About Charlotte

Charlotte Betts Always a bookworm, Charlotte discovered her passion for writing after her three children and two step-children had grown up. She lives with her husband in a cottage in the woods on the borders of Hampshire and Berkshire.

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