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The Tale of Hill Top Farm | [Susan Wittig Albert]

The Tale of Hill Top Farm

It's 1905, and to recover from the loss of her fiance, Potter moves into a small farmhouse in Sawrey. Populated by colorful characters, both humans and critters, her new life is full of promise. That is, until a villager dies and murder is suspected. Now it's up to this amateur sleuth to find a killer roaming the English countryside.
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Publisher's Summary

Susan Wittig Albert is the best-selling author of the China Bayles mysteries. In this cozy, she fictionalizes the adventures of acclaimed author Beatrix Potter.

It's 1905, and to recover from the loss of her fiance, Potter moves into a small farmhouse in Sawrey. Populated by colorful characters, both humans and critters, her new life is full of promise. That is, until a villager dies and murder is suspected. Now it's up to this amateur sleuth to find a killer roaming the English countryside.

©2004 Susan Wittig Albert; (P)2007 Recorded Books

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    Richard COVINGTON, IN, United States 11-29-10
    Richard COVINGTON, IN, United States 11-29-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Fun to read"

    I really enjoy this series of books! They are entertaining for adults and children especially if you are an animal lover! My mother has trouble reading but can listen to these books and it helps to fill her days.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia J. Kennedy 03-05-13
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    "Beatrix Potter comes to life."
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I enjoyed reading Beatrix Potter's stories to my son when he was young. This is a grown up version along the lines of a traditional English cozy mystery. I loved the way the author brought Beatrix and her animal friends to life. Incorporating the life of Ms. Potter kept me wanting to listen longer. I really didn't want the story to end.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm so glad to know there are more books in the series and as soon as I am through writing this review I will be ordering book 2.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Columbus, OH, United States 09-02-12
    Tracy Columbus, OH, United States 09-02-12 Member Since 2012

    cozy mysteries are a few of my favorite things.

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    "Rich wonderful characters. Delightful"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The author crafts a delightful tale. A real gem. The visual language creates such a vivid picture I could smell the lands and see into the characters eyes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Beatrix is breaking from overbearing. Parents, doing what she loves.


    What does Virginia Leishman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Oh my a third dimension of charm


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes found the clock rang 3 am and had to force myself to sleep


    Any additional comments?

    Bravo Susan

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    Ann Lubbock, TX, United States 11-18-08
    Ann Lubbock, TX, United States 11-18-08 Member Since 2004
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    This is such a delightful tale. All the characters are believable and the story is very well written. Suitable for adults and children with intellect and imagination. The naration is very well done.

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