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Smorgasbord Children’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Reviews – #YAAdventure Darlene Foster, #Children’s #Kindness Dawn Doig – #Horses Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Posted on: August 9, 2020

Amanda in Spain: The Girl in the Painting is getting some international attention recently. The book is being featured on Sally Cronin’s (from Ireland) Smorgasbord Children’s Cafe and Bookstore today with a superb review by Balroop Singh from the USA. Read the article and review here

A Spanish participant in an English speaking program I recently volunteered for, (more on that later) ordered a copy to help him with his English reading skills. He was delighted to receive it from amazon.es in two days.

A happy Amanda fan.

I am delighted to see that this book is still very popular. I wrote it before I moved to Spain!

31 Responses to "Smorgasbord Children’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Reviews – #YAAdventure Darlene Foster, #Children’s #Kindness Dawn Doig – #Horses Deanie Humphrys-Dunne"

That is so wonderful! Love the picture and his excitement.

I know. To see someone enthusiastic about getting a copy of your book is so rewarding.

What a nice review on your book…they must make writing a real pleasure.

A review like this one certainly makes all the work of writing a book worth it. Thanks, Karen.

As you know, I purchased all of these for my granddaughter so she could see the world as a fascinating place to explore – to learn about other cultures and diversity – and fun storytelling as well – bravo!

Thank you so much, John, not just for buying my books, but for promoting reading and traveling!

The world is a magical place, even when there are dangers and conflicts…the more we embrace the positive, the more likely we are to minimize the negative…hopefully!

I completely agree. xo

I read this lovely post of Sally’s, Darlene. Congratulations on this great review.

Thanks, Robbie. It made my day.

How wonderful Darlene. I used children’s books when I was learning Spanish and David read Harry Potter… xx

Kids’ books can be an effective way to learn a new language. I’m delighted when I hear someone is using mine!

I am delighted that you are still making waves internationally. It also is encouraging that you wrote Amanda in Spain before you moved to Spain! I think that’s a good example of “If you can imagine it, you can LIVE it!”

Great reviews are an author’s best gift. Way to go, Darlene!

Thanks, Marian. You are so right about reviews being an amazing gift. xo

Congratulations on these wonderful reviews, Darlene. The excitement on your Spanish fan’s face is absolutely priceless!

Thanks so much. Seeing him so happy made my day!!

How cool for one of the students you worked with! As happy as he was to get your book, I’m sure it made you feel great to see his priceless reaction.

It certainly made my day to see him so happy to receive the book. It was also great to know it came so quickly.

I love that keen Amanda enthusiast. Toni x

Me too!! Thanks, Toni.

I like the sound of The Girl in The Painting, and your student is clearly looking forward to reading it. What a great way to get to grips with a foreign language.

Thanks, Cath. It was a fun book to write. xo

How exciting that someone is using your book to improve his English skills!

Fabulous, Darlene!

Thanks, Jennie.

You’re welcome! 😀

You’re welcome, Darlene.

So many positive things in this post! I am clapping for you and for Amanda and for 🇪🇸!!

Thanks so much. All feel-good stuff. xo

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