The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Hawthorn House

by Susan Wittig Albert
Best-selling author of
The China Bayles Herbal Mysteries

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A foundling baby girl has turned up on the doorstep of Miss Potter's Hill Top farmhouse! Whose baby is she? Why was she left at Hill Top? Who left her? What will happen to her? And there's another mystery at Hill Top. Miss Potter's latest best-selling book, The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck, has made the story of Jemima's misadventure with the fox common knowledge in the village of Near Sawrey—to Jemima's great embarrassment. (How would you like the whole world to know that you were so foolish as to lay your eggs in a fox's back parlor?) But now Jemima herself has disappeared. Where has she gone? What's she up to? Can there be any truth to the rumor that there is some sort of relationship between Jemima and the fox?

These and other mysteries abound in the light-hearted fourth book of Susan Wittig Albert's delightfully collectible series, The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter.

Praise for The Cottage Tales:
"A gentle, whimsical tale with a nice dose of a mystery mixed into the cozy storyline." —Harriet Klausner

"This whimsical blend of romance, mystery, and nostalgia will keep cozy fans happily entertained." —Publishers Weekly

"A mystery that's a stellar tribute to the famous children's author. As charming as the 'little books' themselves, this is sure to delight Beatrix Potter fans and cozy lovers everywhere." —Publishers Weekly *

"Enchantment." —Kirkus Reviews

"Ms. Albert has a light whimsical touch and integrates animal and human thoughts and conversations in a refreshing, matter-of-fact of way. Delightful and charming old fashioned village mystery, with a twist. It should appeal to teens, animal lovers, and devotees of Beatrix Potter of all ages." —Judith Rovenger, Youth Services Consultant for the Westchester Library System, Ardsley NY

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Third book in the series: The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood

Fifth book in the series: The Tale of Briar Bank

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