Sunday, September 25, 2011

THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE - PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
GIVEAWAY ENDEDTHE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE
The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter
BY SUSAN WITTIG ALBERT

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The latest in the Cottage Tales series-starring Miss Potter herself! 

It's the heart of summer in 1913, and Beatrix is eager to marry her fianc√©, solicitor William Heelis. But there are a few obstacles blocking the happy couple's path to the altar, like the troubled remodeling of Castle Cottage—Will and Beatrix's future home. The final book in this unique eight-book series. 

PRAISE FOR THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE:
"Charming...Albert does a fine job of recreating the wistful, nostalgic mood of Potter's children's books."  
—Publishers Weekly

"Because you are fond of fairy-tales...I have made you a story all for yourself, a new one that nobody has read before." 
—Miss Beatrix Potter

"Whimsical, fanciful and magical...a precious tale."  
—Genre Go Round Reviews

"Albert successfully conveys the atmosphere of Potter's own writing and pictures...The reader is plunged into a magical yet real world of people with problems and animals with common sense. This is the first of a series. Bring on the rest!"  
—Janet Overmyer, www.Iloveamysterynewsletter.com

"An exceptional mystery novel where we not only get to see some puzzles solved, but we also meet some wonderfully rich and vibrant characters. The reader also gets a wonderful picture of English village life and a tantalizing look into the heart and soul of one of the world's most famous children's book writers."  
—The Looking Glass Review

"...This is a book for all ages, but it seems to fit the bill perfectly for middle-schoolers who are looking for mysteries and like animal stories...Beatrix is not only an author and illustrator, she is a first-rate sleuth. We bet this series will appeal to you and your middle-school mystery fan."  
—The Detroit Free Press

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Susan fell in love with Beatrix Potter's books when she was a child and has never forgotten the joy of reading the stories and imagining the lives of the animals beyond Miss Potter's pictures.

After careers as a mother, a college professor, and a university administratory, Susan went on to become the best-selling author of many books for young people and mysteries for adults.

"I love working with the life of Beatrix Potter," Susan says. "She was a remarkable woman who patiently worked against adversity to create exactly the kind of life she wanted for herself. A gifted storyteller and artist, a determined countrywoman who helped to preserve the natural beauty of the Lake District for generations to come, Beatrix Potter is a woman we can all admire."
 
The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter are Susan's special tribute to Miss Potter, whose delightful stories and charming pictures continue to bring joy to the young at heart.

Susan Wittig Albert lives with her husband Bill on thirty-one acres in the Texas Hill Country near Austin, where they have cows, sheep, geese, dogs, and cats.

GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO KAITLYN AND THE GOOD 
FOLKS AT BERKLEY/NAL, I HAVE ONE
HARDBACK COPY OF THIS WONDERFUL
BOOK, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE,
TO GIVE AWAY
 
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HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT YOU READ ABOVE ABOUT THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE  THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK, AND DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS 

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG AND/OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND LEAVE ME YOUR LINK

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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
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 GOOD LUCK!

73 comments:

debbie said...

I really like the idea of Beatrix Potter as a character in the book. I would enjoy reading this.
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Steve Capell said...

I like Debbie love the idea of Beatrix Potter as character in this book. I'm entering because I would like to read this book along with my grandson. I firmly believe that reading will become a habit for adults if they start out reading as children. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

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lag123 said...

My grandaughter who is in middle school has always had a fondness for Beatrix Potter. I think she would love to read this especially since Beatrix is a main character.

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holdenj said...

I realize this is the last in the series, but would love to read this last tale with Beatrix!
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Susan also writes the China Bayles mysteries!
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An excellent idea to have Beatrix Potter as a character in the book. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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justpeachy36 said...

This is a book I passed up to review before I really realized what it was. Susan Wittig is one of my favorite writers and I appreciate the chance to win.

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Her other series China Bayles sounds great. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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What a great idea to have Beatrix Potter as a character in the book. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Tore said...

I would love to read this book. It sounds really good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Sue Farrell said...

I think more than one of us in the household would enjoy this book---I like mysteries and the youngster enjoys Beatrix Potter. What fun!
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Sue Farrell said...

On her website I discovered that she writes a cozy mystery series called the Darling Dahlias set just after the stock market crash pf 1929---I think I'll look for this series at the local bookstore.
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Linda Kish said...

It sounds interesting. I would like to read it myself and pass it along to my great nieces.

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She and her husband have written over 60 YA books together.

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Love Beatrix Potter, her true story, and the romance sounds sweet! joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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Learned at her website about the Dahlia Darling series....sounds good! I've read several of the China Bayles series, but this one is new to me. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Margie said...

This sounds like a charming book. This is the first I have heard of this series; I may have to check out previous books! THanks for the giveaway.
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bloomerbear said...

I think my daughter would even like this book. I have the whole Collection of Beatrix Potter. Except this one

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rubynreba said...

The cover of the book is so bright and inviting. I'd love to read it and I'm sure my middle school granddaughter would also love it!
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