Beatrix Potter (born Helen Beatrix Potter; 1866 – 1943) was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her imaginative children’s books, featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit, which celebrated the British landscape and country life. At the top of today’s Buffet is a collection of 22 of Potter’s books including 660 illustrations of Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, and many more. The collection usually costs $2.99 but today it’s free.

beaPotter was educated by private governesses until she was 18. Her study of languages, literature, science and history was broad and she was an eager student. Her artistic talents were recognized early. She enjoyed private art lessons, and developed her own style, favoring watercolor.

Following some success illustrating cards and booklets, Potter wrote and illustrated The Tale of Peter Rabbit, publishing it first privately in 1901, and a year later as a small, three-color illustrated book with Frederick Warne & Co. She became unofficially engaged to her editor Norman Warne in 1905 despite the disapproval of her parents, but he died suddenly a month later of leukemia. Potter’s books continue to sell throughout the world, in many languages. Her stories have been retold in song, film, ballet and animation.

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Beatrix Potter Illustrated Collection

Children’s Books > Classics

Beatrix Potter, Timeless Reads
Beatrix Potter Illustrated Collection: 22 Books, 660 Illustrations, Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny and Many More!

The works of Beatrix Potter are some of the most beloved children’s stories of all time. Now enjoy them all in a single, high quality collection at an amazing price.

The convenient table of contents will allow you to jump instantly to any of the 22 books, including timeless characters like Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Squirrel Nutkin, and many more.

Any you’re sure to love the 660 included illustrations, many in full color. In addition, you’ll find a link at the end of this collection to download complete audiobooks of 19 of these timeless stories…perfect for letting kids listen along while they look at the pictures.

The full list of titles includes:

The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902)
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (1903)
The Tailor of Gloucester (1903)
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (1904)
The Tale of Two Bad Mice (1904)
The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (1905)
The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan (1905)
The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (1906)
The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit (1906)
The Story of Miss Moppet (1906)
The Tale of Tom Kitten (1907)
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck (1908)
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or, The Roly-Poly Pudding (1908)
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (1909)
The Tale of Ginger and Pickles (1909)
The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse (1910)
The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes (1911)
The Tale of Mr. Tod (1912)
The Tale of Pigling Bland (1913)
Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes (1917)
The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse (1918)
Cecily Parsley’s Nursery Rhymes (1922)


The Jewel Box

Humor & Satire
Author: C Michelle McCarty
The Jewel Box

Eighteen-year-old Jill moves to the urban sprawl of Houston, Texas looking for big city excitement and adventure, but one mistake dominos into another and fate finds this small town girl struggling to salvage her dignity. Married, divorced, and toting a toddler on her hip before she turned twenty-two, 1969 finds Jill taking on the alias “Cherie” and taking up waitressing in a place that lacked endorsement of religious organizations. Infused with authentic, messy people who live life out loud, this three decade long emotional expedition uses humor as a crutch for those dealing with heartache, healing and restoration.

MURDER AT THE AZALEA FESTIVAL (Magnolia Mystery Series)

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Ellen Elizabeth Hunter
MURDER AT THE AZALEA FESTIVAL (Magnolia Mystery Series)

In Wilmington, the azaleas are blooming, the dogwoods are flowering and the bodies are dropping faster than cherry blossoms on a windy day. But it’s spring, and Ashley Wilkes, historic preservationist, is much too distracted by love to give a thought to recent homicides, until one occurs at a garden party where she’s a guest. When her client is arrested for murder, Ashley tries her darnedest not to get involved. But she knows the actress is innocent. And just who are her most promising suspects? Why, the entire cast of a hot, new locally-produced television series.

Dead on Demand (A DCI Morton Crime Novel)

Mystery > Police Procedurals > Adult
Author: Sean Campbell, Daniel Campbell
Dead on Demand (A DCI Morton Crime Novel)

He had the perfect life. Now he’ll kill to get it back.                

A career man, Edwin Murphy has always put more effort into his work than his family. Everything changes for Edwin when his wife files for divorce. On the brink of losing his home, his job and his daughter, Edwin orchestrates an intricate plan to eliminate his wife and regain his former lifestyle.

The police are baffled when bodies begin to appear all over London with no apparent connection between them. Detective Chief Inspector David Morton must think outside the box as he investigates the deadly web of deceit behind the murders.

Slave (Finding Anna)

Romance
Author: Sherri Hayes
Slave (Finding Anna)

As president of a not-for-profit foundation, Stephan knows what his future holds and what he wants out of life. All that changes when a simple lunch with his college friend and Mentor, Darren, leads him to buying a slave. Brianna knows only one thing, she is a slave. She has nothing. She is nothing. Can Stephan help Brianna realize that she is much more than just a Slave?

Guns of Seneca 6

Westerns > Science Fiction
Author: Bernard Schaffer
Guns of Seneca 6 (Chamber 1 of the Guns of Seneca 6 Saga)

It is a wide, flat land, made of rock and dust, where wild animals howl from far out in the waste. It is a rough place, where outlaws wait in the canyons on unsuspecting travelers, and gamblers fill the saloons in mining towns like Seneca 6. It is an old place, with old traditions, and hard-won ways.

Above the valleys and canyons, out past the mountain ranges, hang two moons. Their silvery, full light reveals the occasional transport, taking those who can afford it far away, but for men like Jem Clayton, this is all he knows. This is all there is.
And now, a gruff and old intergalactic marshal has crash landed in Jem’s hometown, and brought the galaxy’s most sadistic criminal with him. It is only a matter of time before the rest of the Harpe gang arrives, and they are bringing a weapon of sinister alien power.

Until the End (Quarantined)

Romantic Comedy
Author: Tracey Ward
Until the End (Quarantined)

An outbreak of The Fever has taken hold of Portland, Oregon, bringing the population to its knees. The Fever spreads and kills quickly, but the dead aren’t staying dead.

When her neighbor, Jordan, saves her from an infected, Alissa joins him in his plan to escape the city, the zombies and the threat of a quarantine that will lock the living in with the undead.

What she doesn’t tell him is that she has an illness of her own, one that plays tricks with her mind and makes her a dangerous companion. But Jordan has a secret as well, one that compels him to keep Alissa, a veritable stranger, safe at all costs.

As they fight for their lives and race for their freedom, they’ll discover that what they truly need in order to survive is to stay together until the end.

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

The Midwife of Hope River: A Novel of an American Midwife

Women’s Fiction > Domestic Life
Author: Patricia Harman
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
The Midwife of Hope River: A Novel of an American Midwife

A remarkable new voice in American fiction enchants readers with a moving and uplifting novel that celebrates the miracle of life. In The Midwife of Hope River, first-time novelist Patricia Harmon transports us to poverty stricken Appalachia during the Great Depression years of the 1930s and introduces us to a truly unforgettable heroine.

Patience Murphy, a midwife struggling against disease, poverty, and prejudice—and her own haunting past—is a strong and endearing character that fans of the books of Ami McKay and Diane Chamberlain will take into their hearts, as she courageously attempts to bring new light, and life, into an otherwise cruel world.

How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, Book 1)

Romance > Vampires
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, Book 1)

So what if he’s a bit older and usually regards a human female as dinner, not a dinner date? Yes, Roman Draganesti is a vampire, but a vampire who lost one of his fangs sinking his teeth into something he shouldn’t have. Now he has one night to find a dentist before his natural healing abilities close the wound, leaving him a lop–sided eater for all eternity.

Things aren’t going well for Shanna Whelan either…After witnessing a gruesome murder by the Russian mafia, she’s next on their hit list. And her career as a dentist appears to be on a downward spiral because she’s afraid of blood. When Roman rescues her from an assassination attempt, she wonders if she’s found the one man who can keep her alive. Though the attraction between them is immediate and hot, can Shanna conquer her fear of blood to fix Roman’s fang? And if she does, what will prevent Roman from using his fangs on her…

A Year by the Sea

Biographies & Memoirs
Author: Joan Anderson
Regularly $9.99, Today $3.99
A Year by the Sea

Now available in paperback, the entrancing story of how one woman’s journey of self-discovery gave her the courage to persevere in re-creating her life.

Life is a work in progress, as ever-changing as a sandy shoreline along the beach. During the years Joan Anderson was a loving wife and supportive mother, she had slowly and unconsciously replaced her own dreams with the needs of her family. With her sons grown, however, she realized that the family no longer centered on the home she provided, and her relationship with her husband had become stagnant. Like many women in her situation, Joan realized that she had neglected to nurture herself and, worse, to envision fulfilling goals for her future. As her husband received a wonderful job opportunity out-of-state, it seemed that the best part of her own life was finished. Shocking both of them, she refused to follow him to his new job and decided to retreat to a family cottage on Cape Cod.

At first casting about for direction, Joan soon began to take plea-sure in her surroundings and call on resources she didn’t realize she had. Over the course of a year, she gradually discovered that her life as an “unfinished woman” was full of possibilities. Out of that magical, difficult, transformative year came A Year by the Sea, a record of her experiences and a treasury of wisdom for readers.

Come Home

Author: Lisa Scottoline
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
Come Home

Lisa Scottoline has delivered taut thrillers with a powerful emotional wallop in her New York Timesbestsellers Save Me, Think Twice, and Look Again. Now, with her new novel, Come Home, she ratchets up the suspense with the riveting story of a mother who sacrifices her future for a child from her past.

Jill Farrow is a typical suburban mom who has finally gotten her and her daughter’s lives back on track after a divorce. She is about to remarry, her job as a pediatrician fulfills her—though it is stressful—and her daughter, Megan, is a happily over-scheduled thirteen-year-old juggling homework and the swim team.

But Jill’s life is turned upside down when her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up on her doorstep late one night and delivers shocking news: Jill’s ex-husband is dead. Abby insists that he was murdered and pleads with Jill to help find his killer. Jill reluctantly agrees to make a few inquiries and discovers that things don’t add up. As she digs deeper, her actions threaten to rip apart her new family, destroy their hard-earned happiness, and even endanger her own life. Yet Jill can’t turn her back on a child she loves and once called her own.

Rusty Nail – A Thriller (Jack Daniels Mysteries)

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: J.A. Konrath, Jack Kilborn
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
Rusty Nail - A Thriller (Jack Daniels Mysteries)

Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels of the Chicago Police Department is back, and once again she’s up to her Armani in murder.

Someone is sending Jack snuff videos. The victims are people she knows, and they share a common trait — each was involved in one of Jack’s previous cases. With her stalwart partner hospitalized and unable to help, Jack follows a trail of death throughout the Midwest, on a collision course with the smartest and deadliest adversary she’s ever known.

During the chase, Jack jeopardizes her career, her love life, and her closest friends. She also comes to a startling realization — serial killers have families, and blood runs thick.

Rusty Nail features more of the laugh-out-loud humor and crazy characters that saturated Whiskey Sour and Bloody Mary, without sacrificing the nail-biting thrills. This is Jack Daniels’s third, and most exciting, adventure yet.

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