Charlotte Betts

About me

Charlotte Betts began her working life as a fashion designer in London. A career followed in interior design, property management and lettings.

Always a bookworm, Charlotte discovered her passion for writing after her three children and two step-children had grown up.

The Apothecary’s Daughter was published by Piatkus in August 2011 and won the YouWriteOn Adult Book of the Year Award 2010, the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award 2011 and the RoNA’s Historical Category award for 2013. The sequel, The Painter’s Apprentice was published in 2012 and shortlisted for the Festival of Romance’s Best Historical Read Award in 2012. The Spice Merchant’s Wife was published in 2013 and won the Festival of Romance’s Best Historical Read Award in 2013.

Vivaldi and Violets was published in the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Fiftieth Anniversary Anthology, Loves Me, Loves Me Not in 2009.

From my website

The Joy of ‘Free’ Time

Another year has gone by and I’ve just delivered the manuscript for my fifth novel, The House in Quill Court, to my publisher. I feel very odd. After ten months of rising at dawn to write, scribbling a few hundred…Read more ›

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…Read more ›

A new cover for The Chateau on the Lake

A lovely new cover for The Chateau on the Lake!Read more ›

 
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