The Tale of Castle Cottage

The Tale of Castle Cottage

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 fiancÚ, 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......

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Title:The Tale of Castle Cottage
Author:Susan Wittig Albert
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0425243508
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:303 pages pages

The Tale of Castle Cottage Reviews

  • Sue
    Jul 21, 2016

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

  • Holli
    Dec 11, 2013

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

    This book is amazing! The book has several different story lines going at the same time but they all tie in together. I really like the mystery winded into a sweet fairy tale. I highly recommend this book!!!!!!! ...

    A heart-warming ending to a fabulous cozy mystery series! ...

    8th and final book of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series commingling real life events with made up happenings and mysteries with real life people and made up characters, human and animals, some from from her little books between 1905 when her fiancÚ Frederick Warne died and sh...

    Finished this series. I did like this one. I think this one does a better job with the overall character arcs. Nothing feels extraneous or unnecessary, and the plot-line around the animals is less intrusive and makes more sense than in some of these books I do like where the author cho...

    Delightful series I have read all the books in this series. Ordinarily I?m not a fan of talking animals included in stories, but they fit into these stories beautifully... thank you to Beatrix Potter stories! This writer is a favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy them too. They are spe...

    I loved listening to this book on audible. It had so many details of Potter's life that I was interested in, even though it was fiction. Now I need to go back and fill in the series books in between that I haven't read yet. ...

    I love the writing style. Also appreciate that there?s a mystery for Beatrix Potter in the human community and a mystery that the animals need to resolve. Neither of the mysteries are incredibly complicated, but it?s an enjoyable read. ...

    I am sad to read the last book in this series. The fact that the books were based on the life of Beatrix Potter made them not only fun reads but a learning reads also. Thank you Susan Wittig Albert for doing all the work on these great books. ...

    Not getting into the story so giving up ...

    A wonderful book. ...

    Overtones of Redwall. I'm glad I read the last in the series first. Won't bother with the rest, although this was well-researched. ...

    Glad to witness a happy ending for Beatrix and Will! The Omniscient narrator started to weigh a little heavily by the end of this series. ...

    I loved this series of books!!! So enjoyable!!!! ...

    This was the last book of the series and I'm sad that it's over. The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter are the epitome of "cozy mystery." When my mom was sick with cancer, I read one of them aloud to her. It was very comforting for both of us. One of the reviewers mentioned the intru...

  • Rachel Kopel
    Jul 12, 2013

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

  • Miz Lizzie
    Sep 25, 2011

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

  • Debbie
    Sep 20, 2012

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

    This book is amazing! The book has several different story lines going at the same time but they all tie in together. I really like the mystery winded into a sweet fairy tale. I highly recommend this book!!!!!!! ...

    A heart-warming ending to a fabulous cozy mystery series! ...

    8th and final book of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series commingling real life events with made up happenings and mysteries with real life people and made up characters, human and animals, some from from her little books between 1905 when her fiancÚ Frederick Warne died and sh...

    Finished this series. I did like this one. I think this one does a better job with the overall character arcs. Nothing feels extraneous or unnecessary, and the plot-line around the animals is less intrusive and makes more sense than in some of these books I do like where the author cho...

    Delightful series I have read all the books in this series. Ordinarily I?m not a fan of talking animals included in stories, but they fit into these stories beautifully... thank you to Beatrix Potter stories! This writer is a favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy them too. They are spe...

    I loved listening to this book on audible. It had so many details of Potter's life that I was interested in, even though it was fiction. Now I need to go back and fill in the series books in between that I haven't read yet. ...

    I love the writing style. Also appreciate that there?s a mystery for Beatrix Potter in the human community and a mystery that the animals need to resolve. Neither of the mysteries are incredibly complicated, but it?s an enjoyable read. ...

    I am sad to read the last book in this series. The fact that the books were based on the life of Beatrix Potter made them not only fun reads but a learning reads also. Thank you Susan Wittig Albert for doing all the work on these great books. ...

    Not getting into the story so giving up ...

    A wonderful book. ...

    Overtones of Redwall. I'm glad I read the last in the series first. Won't bother with the rest, although this was well-researched. ...

    Glad to witness a happy ending for Beatrix and Will! The Omniscient narrator started to weigh a little heavily by the end of this series. ...

    I loved this series of books!!! So enjoyable!!!! ...

    This was the last book of the series and I'm sad that it's over. The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter are the epitome of "cozy mystery." When my mom was sick with cancer, I read one of them aloud to her. It was very comforting for both of us. One of the reviewers mentioned the intru...

    "The Tale of Castle Cottage" is a fictional story based on true events in the life of children?s author Beatrix Potter. Beatrix is in the process of renovating Castle Cottage where she and her fiancÚ Will Heelis will live after they are married, if Beatrix?s parents ever give the ...

    Beatrix Potter arrives in Sawrey in July 1913 for a much needed rest and to finish her newest book. She's been sick and tired and is feeling unmotivated. She dearly wants to marry her beloved Will but her parents still object and their new home, Castle Cottage, is being renovated. To a...

    I loved the feeling and creativity; the heart and careful research she devoted, that enabled an accurate offshoot of Beatrix Potter?s life. I praised the first three novels to five full stars and cherish ?The Tale Of Cuckoo Brow Wood? as my favourite. I know her conceptualization...

    "The Tale of Castle Cottage" is a historical mystery and romance set in 1913 in England. It's the 8th book in the series, but you don't need to read the previous book to understand this one. Throughout the story, we're told snippets about what has happened in the previous novels (and t...

  • Kathryn
    Jun 24, 2014

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

  • Andree
    Jan 22, 2018

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

    This book is amazing! The book has several different story lines going at the same time but they all tie in together. I really like the mystery winded into a sweet fairy tale. I highly recommend this book!!!!!!! ...

    A heart-warming ending to a fabulous cozy mystery series! ...

    8th and final book of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series commingling real life events with made up happenings and mysteries with real life people and made up characters, human and animals, some from from her little books between 1905 when her fiancÚ Frederick Warne died and sh...

    Finished this series. I did like this one. I think this one does a better job with the overall character arcs. Nothing feels extraneous or unnecessary, and the plot-line around the animals is less intrusive and makes more sense than in some of these books I do like where the author cho...

  • Judy Goodnight
    Sep 27, 2011

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

  • Goat Girl
    Jan 26, 2012

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

    This book is amazing! The book has several different story lines going at the same time but they all tie in together. I really like the mystery winded into a sweet fairy tale. I highly recommend this book!!!!!!! ...

  • Debbie
    Jun 08, 2017

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

    This book is amazing! The book has several different story lines going at the same time but they all tie in together. I really like the mystery winded into a sweet fairy tale. I highly recommend this book!!!!!!! ...

    A heart-warming ending to a fabulous cozy mystery series! ...

    8th and final book of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series commingling real life events with made up happenings and mysteries with real life people and made up characters, human and animals, some from from her little books between 1905 when her fiancÚ Frederick Warne died and sh...

    Finished this series. I did like this one. I think this one does a better job with the overall character arcs. Nothing feels extraneous or unnecessary, and the plot-line around the animals is less intrusive and makes more sense than in some of these books I do like where the author cho...

    Delightful series I have read all the books in this series. Ordinarily I?m not a fan of talking animals included in stories, but they fit into these stories beautifully... thank you to Beatrix Potter stories! This writer is a favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy them too. They are spe...

    I loved listening to this book on audible. It had so many details of Potter's life that I was interested in, even though it was fiction. Now I need to go back and fill in the series books in between that I haven't read yet. ...

    I love the writing style. Also appreciate that there?s a mystery for Beatrix Potter in the human community and a mystery that the animals need to resolve. Neither of the mysteries are incredibly complicated, but it?s an enjoyable read. ...

    I am sad to read the last book in this series. The fact that the books were based on the life of Beatrix Potter made them not only fun reads but a learning reads also. Thank you Susan Wittig Albert for doing all the work on these great books. ...

  • Sarah
    Jul 15, 2015

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

  • Ariadne Deborah Fassel
    Jan 10, 2018

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

    This book is amazing! The book has several different story lines going at the same time but they all tie in together. I really like the mystery winded into a sweet fairy tale. I highly recommend this book!!!!!!! ...

    A heart-warming ending to a fabulous cozy mystery series! ...

    8th and final book of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series commingling real life events with made up happenings and mysteries with real life people and made up characters, human and animals, some from from her little books between 1905 when her fiancÚ Frederick Warne died and sh...

    Finished this series. I did like this one. I think this one does a better job with the overall character arcs. Nothing feels extraneous or unnecessary, and the plot-line around the animals is less intrusive and makes more sense than in some of these books I do like where the author cho...

    Delightful series I have read all the books in this series. Ordinarily I?m not a fan of talking animals included in stories, but they fit into these stories beautifully... thank you to Beatrix Potter stories! This writer is a favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy them too. They are spe...

    I loved listening to this book on audible. It had so many details of Potter's life that I was interested in, even though it was fiction. Now I need to go back and fill in the series books in between that I haven't read yet. ...

    I love the writing style. Also appreciate that there?s a mystery for Beatrix Potter in the human community and a mystery that the animals need to resolve. Neither of the mysteries are incredibly complicated, but it?s an enjoyable read. ...

    I am sad to read the last book in this series. The fact that the books were based on the life of Beatrix Potter made them not only fun reads but a learning reads also. Thank you Susan Wittig Albert for doing all the work on these great books. ...

    Not getting into the story so giving up ...

    A wonderful book. ...

    Overtones of Redwall. I'm glad I read the last in the series first. Won't bother with the rest, although this was well-researched. ...

  • Julie
    Jun 13, 2017

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

    This book is amazing! The book has several different story lines going at the same time but they all tie in together. I really like the mystery winded into a sweet fairy tale. I highly recommend this book!!!!!!! ...

    A heart-warming ending to a fabulous cozy mystery series! ...

    8th and final book of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series commingling real life events with made up happenings and mysteries with real life people and made up characters, human and animals, some from from her little books between 1905 when her fiancÚ Frederick Warne died and sh...

    Finished this series. I did like this one. I think this one does a better job with the overall character arcs. Nothing feels extraneous or unnecessary, and the plot-line around the animals is less intrusive and makes more sense than in some of these books I do like where the author cho...

    Delightful series I have read all the books in this series. Ordinarily I?m not a fan of talking animals included in stories, but they fit into these stories beautifully... thank you to Beatrix Potter stories! This writer is a favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy them too. They are spe...

    I loved listening to this book on audible. It had so many details of Potter's life that I was interested in, even though it was fiction. Now I need to go back and fill in the series books in between that I haven't read yet. ...

  • Karen Hackett
    Aug 16, 2018

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

    This book is amazing! The book has several different story lines going at the same time but they all tie in together. I really like the mystery winded into a sweet fairy tale. I highly recommend this book!!!!!!! ...

    A heart-warming ending to a fabulous cozy mystery series! ...

    8th and final book of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series commingling real life events with made up happenings and mysteries with real life people and made up characters, human and animals, some from from her little books between 1905 when her fiancÚ Frederick Warne died and sh...

    Finished this series. I did like this one. I think this one does a better job with the overall character arcs. Nothing feels extraneous or unnecessary, and the plot-line around the animals is less intrusive and makes more sense than in some of these books I do like where the author cho...

    Delightful series I have read all the books in this series. Ordinarily I?m not a fan of talking animals included in stories, but they fit into these stories beautifully... thank you to Beatrix Potter stories! This writer is a favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy them too. They are spe...

    I loved listening to this book on audible. It had so many details of Potter's life that I was interested in, even though it was fiction. Now I need to go back and fill in the series books in between that I haven't read yet. ...

    I love the writing style. Also appreciate that there?s a mystery for Beatrix Potter in the human community and a mystery that the animals need to resolve. Neither of the mysteries are incredibly complicated, but it?s an enjoyable read. ...

    I am sad to read the last book in this series. The fact that the books were based on the life of Beatrix Potter made them not only fun reads but a learning reads also. Thank you Susan Wittig Albert for doing all the work on these great books. ...

    Not getting into the story so giving up ...

    A wonderful book. ...

    Overtones of Redwall. I'm glad I read the last in the series first. Won't bother with the rest, although this was well-researched. ...

    Glad to witness a happy ending for Beatrix and Will! The Omniscient narrator started to weigh a little heavily by the end of this series. ...

    I loved this series of books!!! So enjoyable!!!! ...

  • Christine
    Sep 09, 2011

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

    This book is amazing! The book has several different story lines going at the same time but they all tie in together. I really like the mystery winded into a sweet fairy tale. I highly recommend this book!!!!!!! ...

    A heart-warming ending to a fabulous cozy mystery series! ...

    8th and final book of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series commingling real life events with made up happenings and mysteries with real life people and made up characters, human and animals, some from from her little books between 1905 when her fiancÚ Frederick Warne died and sh...

    Finished this series. I did like this one. I think this one does a better job with the overall character arcs. Nothing feels extraneous or unnecessary, and the plot-line around the animals is less intrusive and makes more sense than in some of these books I do like where the author cho...

    Delightful series I have read all the books in this series. Ordinarily I?m not a fan of talking animals included in stories, but they fit into these stories beautifully... thank you to Beatrix Potter stories! This writer is a favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy them too. They are spe...

    I loved listening to this book on audible. It had so many details of Potter's life that I was interested in, even though it was fiction. Now I need to go back and fill in the series books in between that I haven't read yet. ...

    I love the writing style. Also appreciate that there?s a mystery for Beatrix Potter in the human community and a mystery that the animals need to resolve. Neither of the mysteries are incredibly complicated, but it?s an enjoyable read. ...

    I am sad to read the last book in this series. The fact that the books were based on the life of Beatrix Potter made them not only fun reads but a learning reads also. Thank you Susan Wittig Albert for doing all the work on these great books. ...

    Not getting into the story so giving up ...

    A wonderful book. ...

    Overtones of Redwall. I'm glad I read the last in the series first. Won't bother with the rest, although this was well-researched. ...

    Glad to witness a happy ending for Beatrix and Will! The Omniscient narrator started to weigh a little heavily by the end of this series. ...

    I loved this series of books!!! So enjoyable!!!! ...

    This was the last book of the series and I'm sad that it's over. The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter are the epitome of "cozy mystery." When my mom was sick with cancer, I read one of them aloud to her. It was very comforting for both of us. One of the reviewers mentioned the intru...

    "The Tale of Castle Cottage" is a fictional story based on true events in the life of children?s author Beatrix Potter. Beatrix is in the process of renovating Castle Cottage where she and her fiancÚ Will Heelis will live after they are married, if Beatrix?s parents ever give the ...

  • Julie
    Jul 27, 2018

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

    This book is amazing! The book has several different story lines going at the same time but they all tie in together. I really like the mystery winded into a sweet fairy tale. I highly recommend this book!!!!!!! ...

    A heart-warming ending to a fabulous cozy mystery series! ...

    8th and final book of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series commingling real life events with made up happenings and mysteries with real life people and made up characters, human and animals, some from from her little books between 1905 when her fiancÚ Frederick Warne died and sh...

    Finished this series. I did like this one. I think this one does a better job with the overall character arcs. Nothing feels extraneous or unnecessary, and the plot-line around the animals is less intrusive and makes more sense than in some of these books I do like where the author cho...

    Delightful series I have read all the books in this series. Ordinarily I?m not a fan of talking animals included in stories, but they fit into these stories beautifully... thank you to Beatrix Potter stories! This writer is a favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy them too. They are spe...

    I loved listening to this book on audible. It had so many details of Potter's life that I was interested in, even though it was fiction. Now I need to go back and fill in the series books in between that I haven't read yet. ...

    I love the writing style. Also appreciate that there?s a mystery for Beatrix Potter in the human community and a mystery that the animals need to resolve. Neither of the mysteries are incredibly complicated, but it?s an enjoyable read. ...

  • Pamela Shropshire
    Jan 14, 2017

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

  • Sherry
    Apr 04, 2018

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

    This book is amazing! The book has several different story lines going at the same time but they all tie in together. I really like the mystery winded into a sweet fairy tale. I highly recommend this book!!!!!!! ...

    A heart-warming ending to a fabulous cozy mystery series! ...

    8th and final book of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series commingling real life events with made up happenings and mysteries with real life people and made up characters, human and animals, some from from her little books between 1905 when her fiancÚ Frederick Warne died and sh...

  • Annie
    Aug 08, 2016

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

    This book is amazing! The book has several different story lines going at the same time but they all tie in together. I really like the mystery winded into a sweet fairy tale. I highly recommend this book!!!!!!! ...

    A heart-warming ending to a fabulous cozy mystery series! ...

  • Denise
    Jun 26, 2013

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

  • C.
    Aug 29, 2014

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

    This book is amazing! The book has several different story lines going at the same time but they all tie in together. I really like the mystery winded into a sweet fairy tale. I highly recommend this book!!!!!!! ...

    A heart-warming ending to a fabulous cozy mystery series! ...

    8th and final book of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series commingling real life events with made up happenings and mysteries with real life people and made up characters, human and animals, some from from her little books between 1905 when her fiancÚ Frederick Warne died and sh...

    Finished this series. I did like this one. I think this one does a better job with the overall character arcs. Nothing feels extraneous or unnecessary, and the plot-line around the animals is less intrusive and makes more sense than in some of these books I do like where the author cho...

    Delightful series I have read all the books in this series. Ordinarily I?m not a fan of talking animals included in stories, but they fit into these stories beautifully... thank you to Beatrix Potter stories! This writer is a favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy them too. They are spe...

    I loved listening to this book on audible. It had so many details of Potter's life that I was interested in, even though it was fiction. Now I need to go back and fill in the series books in between that I haven't read yet. ...

    I love the writing style. Also appreciate that there?s a mystery for Beatrix Potter in the human community and a mystery that the animals need to resolve. Neither of the mysteries are incredibly complicated, but it?s an enjoyable read. ...

    I am sad to read the last book in this series. The fact that the books were based on the life of Beatrix Potter made them not only fun reads but a learning reads also. Thank you Susan Wittig Albert for doing all the work on these great books. ...

    Not getting into the story so giving up ...

    A wonderful book. ...

    Overtones of Redwall. I'm glad I read the last in the series first. Won't bother with the rest, although this was well-researched. ...

    Glad to witness a happy ending for Beatrix and Will! The Omniscient narrator started to weigh a little heavily by the end of this series. ...

    I loved this series of books!!! So enjoyable!!!! ...

    This was the last book of the series and I'm sad that it's over. The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter are the epitome of "cozy mystery." When my mom was sick with cancer, I read one of them aloud to her. It was very comforting for both of us. One of the reviewers mentioned the intru...

    "The Tale of Castle Cottage" is a fictional story based on true events in the life of children?s author Beatrix Potter. Beatrix is in the process of renovating Castle Cottage where she and her fiancÚ Will Heelis will live after they are married, if Beatrix?s parents ever give the ...

    Beatrix Potter arrives in Sawrey in July 1913 for a much needed rest and to finish her newest book. She's been sick and tired and is feeling unmotivated. She dearly wants to marry her beloved Will but her parents still object and their new home, Castle Cottage, is being renovated. To a...

    I loved the feeling and creativity; the heart and careful research she devoted, that enabled an accurate offshoot of Beatrix Potter?s life. I praised the first three novels to five full stars and cherish ?The Tale Of Cuckoo Brow Wood? as my favourite. I know her conceptualization...

  • Paulette
    Mar 31, 2016

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

  • Donna Stroupe
    Jul 01, 2018

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

    This book is amazing! The book has several different story lines going at the same time but they all tie in together. I really like the mystery winded into a sweet fairy tale. I highly recommend this book!!!!!!! ...

    A heart-warming ending to a fabulous cozy mystery series! ...

    8th and final book of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series commingling real life events with made up happenings and mysteries with real life people and made up characters, human and animals, some from from her little books between 1905 when her fiancÚ Frederick Warne died and sh...

    Finished this series. I did like this one. I think this one does a better job with the overall character arcs. Nothing feels extraneous or unnecessary, and the plot-line around the animals is less intrusive and makes more sense than in some of these books I do like where the author cho...

    Delightful series I have read all the books in this series. Ordinarily I?m not a fan of talking animals included in stories, but they fit into these stories beautifully... thank you to Beatrix Potter stories! This writer is a favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy them too. They are spe...

    I loved listening to this book on audible. It had so many details of Potter's life that I was interested in, even though it was fiction. Now I need to go back and fill in the series books in between that I haven't read yet. ...

    I love the writing style. Also appreciate that there?s a mystery for Beatrix Potter in the human community and a mystery that the animals need to resolve. Neither of the mysteries are incredibly complicated, but it?s an enjoyable read. ...

    I am sad to read the last book in this series. The fact that the books were based on the life of Beatrix Potter made them not only fun reads but a learning reads also. Thank you Susan Wittig Albert for doing all the work on these great books. ...

    Not getting into the story so giving up ...

  • QNPoohBear
    Jul 29, 2013

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

    This book is amazing! The book has several different story lines going at the same time but they all tie in together. I really like the mystery winded into a sweet fairy tale. I highly recommend this book!!!!!!! ...

    A heart-warming ending to a fabulous cozy mystery series! ...

    8th and final book of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series commingling real life events with made up happenings and mysteries with real life people and made up characters, human and animals, some from from her little books between 1905 when her fiancÚ Frederick Warne died and sh...

    Finished this series. I did like this one. I think this one does a better job with the overall character arcs. Nothing feels extraneous or unnecessary, and the plot-line around the animals is less intrusive and makes more sense than in some of these books I do like where the author cho...

    Delightful series I have read all the books in this series. Ordinarily I?m not a fan of talking animals included in stories, but they fit into these stories beautifully... thank you to Beatrix Potter stories! This writer is a favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy them too. They are spe...

    I loved listening to this book on audible. It had so many details of Potter's life that I was interested in, even though it was fiction. Now I need to go back and fill in the series books in between that I haven't read yet. ...

    I love the writing style. Also appreciate that there?s a mystery for Beatrix Potter in the human community and a mystery that the animals need to resolve. Neither of the mysteries are incredibly complicated, but it?s an enjoyable read. ...

    I am sad to read the last book in this series. The fact that the books were based on the life of Beatrix Potter made them not only fun reads but a learning reads also. Thank you Susan Wittig Albert for doing all the work on these great books. ...

    Not getting into the story so giving up ...

    A wonderful book. ...

    Overtones of Redwall. I'm glad I read the last in the series first. Won't bother with the rest, although this was well-researched. ...

    Glad to witness a happy ending for Beatrix and Will! The Omniscient narrator started to weigh a little heavily by the end of this series. ...

    I loved this series of books!!! So enjoyable!!!! ...

    This was the last book of the series and I'm sad that it's over. The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter are the epitome of "cozy mystery." When my mom was sick with cancer, I read one of them aloud to her. It was very comforting for both of us. One of the reviewers mentioned the intru...

    "The Tale of Castle Cottage" is a fictional story based on true events in the life of children?s author Beatrix Potter. Beatrix is in the process of renovating Castle Cottage where she and her fiancÚ Will Heelis will live after they are married, if Beatrix?s parents ever give the ...

    Beatrix Potter arrives in Sawrey in July 1913 for a much needed rest and to finish her newest book. She's been sick and tired and is feeling unmotivated. She dearly wants to marry her beloved Will but her parents still object and their new home, Castle Cottage, is being renovated. To a...

  • Dorothy
    Apr 13, 2018

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

    This book is amazing! The book has several different story lines going at the same time but they all tie in together. I really like the mystery winded into a sweet fairy tale. I highly recommend this book!!!!!!! ...

    A heart-warming ending to a fabulous cozy mystery series! ...

    8th and final book of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series commingling real life events with made up happenings and mysteries with real life people and made up characters, human and animals, some from from her little books between 1905 when her fiancÚ Frederick Warne died and sh...

    Finished this series. I did like this one. I think this one does a better job with the overall character arcs. Nothing feels extraneous or unnecessary, and the plot-line around the animals is less intrusive and makes more sense than in some of these books I do like where the author cho...

    Delightful series I have read all the books in this series. Ordinarily I?m not a fan of talking animals included in stories, but they fit into these stories beautifully... thank you to Beatrix Potter stories! This writer is a favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy them too. They are spe...

  • Lindy MacLaine
    Apr 01, 2018

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

    This book is amazing! The book has several different story lines going at the same time but they all tie in together. I really like the mystery winded into a sweet fairy tale. I highly recommend this book!!!!!!! ...

    A heart-warming ending to a fabulous cozy mystery series! ...

    8th and final book of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series commingling real life events with made up happenings and mysteries with real life people and made up characters, human and animals, some from from her little books between 1905 when her fiancÚ Frederick Warne died and sh...

    Finished this series. I did like this one. I think this one does a better job with the overall character arcs. Nothing feels extraneous or unnecessary, and the plot-line around the animals is less intrusive and makes more sense than in some of these books I do like where the author cho...

    Delightful series I have read all the books in this series. Ordinarily I?m not a fan of talking animals included in stories, but they fit into these stories beautifully... thank you to Beatrix Potter stories! This writer is a favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy them too. They are spe...

    I loved listening to this book on audible. It had so many details of Potter's life that I was interested in, even though it was fiction. Now I need to go back and fill in the series books in between that I haven't read yet. ...

    I love the writing style. Also appreciate that there?s a mystery for Beatrix Potter in the human community and a mystery that the animals need to resolve. Neither of the mysteries are incredibly complicated, but it?s an enjoyable read. ...

    I am sad to read the last book in this series. The fact that the books were based on the life of Beatrix Potter made them not only fun reads but a learning reads also. Thank you Susan Wittig Albert for doing all the work on these great books. ...

    Not getting into the story so giving up ...

    A wonderful book. ...

    Overtones of Redwall. I'm glad I read the last in the series first. Won't bother with the rest, although this was well-researched. ...

    Glad to witness a happy ending for Beatrix and Will! The Omniscient narrator started to weigh a little heavily by the end of this series. ...

  • Sarah
    Jan 12, 2015

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

  • Catherine
    Aug 22, 2017

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

  • Cathy
    Jan 17, 2016

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

    This book is amazing! The book has several different story lines going at the same time but they all tie in together. I really like the mystery winded into a sweet fairy tale. I highly recommend this book!!!!!!! ...

    A heart-warming ending to a fabulous cozy mystery series! ...

    8th and final book of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series commingling real life events with made up happenings and mysteries with real life people and made up characters, human and animals, some from from her little books between 1905 when her fiancÚ Frederick Warne died and sh...

    Finished this series. I did like this one. I think this one does a better job with the overall character arcs. Nothing feels extraneous or unnecessary, and the plot-line around the animals is less intrusive and makes more sense than in some of these books I do like where the author cho...

    Delightful series I have read all the books in this series. Ordinarily I?m not a fan of talking animals included in stories, but they fit into these stories beautifully... thank you to Beatrix Potter stories! This writer is a favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy them too. They are spe...

    I loved listening to this book on audible. It had so many details of Potter's life that I was interested in, even though it was fiction. Now I need to go back and fill in the series books in between that I haven't read yet. ...

    I love the writing style. Also appreciate that there?s a mystery for Beatrix Potter in the human community and a mystery that the animals need to resolve. Neither of the mysteries are incredibly complicated, but it?s an enjoyable read. ...

    I am sad to read the last book in this series. The fact that the books were based on the life of Beatrix Potter made them not only fun reads but a learning reads also. Thank you Susan Wittig Albert for doing all the work on these great books. ...

    Not getting into the story so giving up ...

    A wonderful book. ...

    Overtones of Redwall. I'm glad I read the last in the series first. Won't bother with the rest, although this was well-researched. ...

    Glad to witness a happy ending for Beatrix and Will! The Omniscient narrator started to weigh a little heavily by the end of this series. ...

    I loved this series of books!!! So enjoyable!!!! ...

    This was the last book of the series and I'm sad that it's over. The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter are the epitome of "cozy mystery." When my mom was sick with cancer, I read one of them aloud to her. It was very comforting for both of us. One of the reviewers mentioned the intru...

    "The Tale of Castle Cottage" is a fictional story based on true events in the life of children?s author Beatrix Potter. Beatrix is in the process of renovating Castle Cottage where she and her fiancÚ Will Heelis will live after they are married, if Beatrix?s parents ever give the ...

    Beatrix Potter arrives in Sawrey in July 1913 for a much needed rest and to finish her newest book. She's been sick and tired and is feeling unmotivated. She dearly wants to marry her beloved Will but her parents still object and their new home, Castle Cottage, is being renovated. To a...

    I loved the feeling and creativity; the heart and careful research she devoted, that enabled an accurate offshoot of Beatrix Potter?s life. I praised the first three novels to five full stars and cherish ?The Tale Of Cuckoo Brow Wood? as my favourite. I know her conceptualization...

    "The Tale of Castle Cottage" is a historical mystery and romance set in 1913 in England. It's the 8th book in the series, but you don't need to read the previous book to understand this one. Throughout the story, we're told snippets about what has happened in the previous novels (and t...

    I promise that I found this book on the grown-up shelves of the library because one would doubt it upon reading it. I had thought that it would be a historical fiction book about the life of Beatrix Potter and that I would learn a little about her ways. I suppose that is true, but I fo...

  • Katie
    Jan 27, 2018

    First sentence: Beatrix Potter put down her pen, pushed her chair back, and stood up. Favorite quote: De Parbis, grandis acerbis erit. Some translate this as "Do a little bit every day, and you will accomplish a lot." Or in the vernacular of the Land Between the Lakes: "Many littles...

    The coziest of cozy mystery stories, The Tale of Castle Cottage wraps up this series of mysteries that feature Beatrix Potter amidst the backdrop of her beloved Lakes District farming villages. In this tale, Beatrix has commissioned construction work on Castle Cottage, the residence sh...

    As I've said before, I really loved the first 3 novels in this Cottage Tales series. Then the narrator seemed to take over, and spoilt the final 5 tomes for me. In the end I found myself skipping the animal chapters, grinding my teeth at the constant self-congratulatory intervenions of...

    The author made me feel like I was there. Loved the animal chapters. How awesome to read about the protection and care that the animals ga e to Beatrix and their little village. The mystery was a bonus. The adjectives that were used o describe the area were refreshing. A nice relaxing ...

    Though I loved this series as a whole, I have to admit that this concluding volume was not one of my favorites. The narrative voice, which started out as a quaint and enjoyable intrusion in the books, rather dominated this last adventure, getting in the way of the story, slight as it w...

    The final entry in the delightful 'Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter' by Susan Wittig Albert. This series of gentle mysteries covers the time from the death of Beatrix Potter's first fiancÚ, Norman Warne (her publisher), when she first escaped her domineering parents and London (for sho...

    This is the final book of the series and wraps up the ongoing courtship of Will Heelis and Beatrix Potter, while featuring a couple of village mysteries involving both the human and animal inhabitants of Near and Far Sawrey. While it is true that the mysteries are exceptionally cozy...

    Well, I finished the whole series. It is whimsical and charming but there are some writing quirks that get tiresome as the series progresses, such as the constant referrals to earlier books in the series by the omniscient author who often speaks directly to the reader and does an inord...

    I am glad to have finished this series. I enjoyed checking in with the characters, but by this last book there is about 1/3 new material and the rest is filler, re-introducing previous characters, giving away the plots of previous stories, and much too much addressing us, dear reader, ...

    It was a cute book -- it's a fun take on historical fiction. The narrator is engaging and rather whimsical. Although it took a bit, I ended up enjoying that some characters are animals from the village. The somewhat predictable twist halfway through the book really picked up the pace o...

    The final of Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter series, THE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE as always pleases, especially when the animals tell the story. I will miss those characters more than the fictional human and nonfictional ones. Recommend highly, as I do anything Susan Wittig Albert w...

    This book is amazing! The book has several different story lines going at the same time but they all tie in together. I really like the mystery winded into a sweet fairy tale. I highly recommend this book!!!!!!! ...

    A heart-warming ending to a fabulous cozy mystery series! ...

    8th and final book of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series commingling real life events with made up happenings and mysteries with real life people and made up characters, human and animals, some from from her little books between 1905 when her fiancÚ Frederick Warne died and sh...

    Finished this series. I did like this one. I think this one does a better job with the overall character arcs. Nothing feels extraneous or unnecessary, and the plot-line around the animals is less intrusive and makes more sense than in some of these books I do like where the author cho...

    Delightful series I have read all the books in this series. Ordinarily I?m not a fan of talking animals included in stories, but they fit into these stories beautifully... thank you to Beatrix Potter stories! This writer is a favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy them too. They are spe...

    I loved listening to this book on audible. It had so many details of Potter's life that I was interested in, even though it was fiction. Now I need to go back and fill in the series books in between that I haven't read yet. ...

    I love the writing style. Also appreciate that there?s a mystery for Beatrix Potter in the human community and a mystery that the animals need to resolve. Neither of the mysteries are incredibly complicated, but it?s an enjoyable read. ...

    I am sad to read the last book in this series. The fact that the books were based on the life of Beatrix Potter made them not only fun reads but a learning reads also. Thank you Susan Wittig Albert for doing all the work on these great books. ...

    Not getting into the story so giving up ...

    A wonderful book. ...