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Amanda in France: Fire in the Cathedral by Darlene Foster #bookreview #childrensbooks #travel #mystery

Posted on: October 7, 2022

Sorry for my absence but I have been travelling lately and will share all about my travels soon. I wanted to share this amazing review by Teri Polen, who is an excellent writer. This review had me dancing on the ceiling.

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Amanda explores the exciting streets of Paris, the fabulous Palace of Versailles and the gardens of the painter Claude Monet, while being drawn into the mystery surrounding the destructive fire of Notre Dame cathedral.

Amanda is in love! With Paris – the city of love. She’s in awe of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and Notre Dame Cathedral. While there, she gets to work as a volunteer and stay in a famous book store, along with her bestie, Leah, and Leah’s eccentric Aunt Jenny. A dream come true for a book lover like Amanda.

Except, while she’s at the Paris Opera House there is a bomb threat. Then the lights go out during their visit to the Louvre. Worst of all, a devastating fire blazes in Notre Dame. Why does a mysterious man, who claims to be a busker, writer and artist, show up every time…

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26 Responses to "Amanda in France: Fire in the Cathedral by Darlene Foster #bookreview #childrensbooks #travel #mystery"

A great review, and I like your Lionel Richie impression 😊

Thanks, Clive. LOL. Unfortunately, I can’t sing or dance like Lionel.

Heading over to read the rest!

An excellent review, Darlene. Teri writes wonderful recommendations. Looking forward to hearing about your travels too. 😀

Teri is a great book reviewer. Thanks so much.

I now have the entire series and a young 8 year old digging into them!

That is wonderful to hear, John. Glad she is enjoying them.

This is a wonderful review. Brilliantly done!

Thank you. I am so happy readers are enjoying this story!

Great review, Darlene. I always learn something from your books, too, and it’s also an excellent refresher for the places I visited 40 years ago 🙂

Thanks, Debra. Glad the story brought back some good memories.

I really enjoyed Amanda in France, Darlene. I haven’t put a review on Goodreads yet. Sorry. 😦 I will as soon as I have time.

Thanks, Norah. So pleased you enjoyed the story. xo

It was a pleasure to read, Darlene.

What a fabulous review! Safe travels.

Thanks. Back home now. Trying to catch up.

Thanks so much for the reblog and kind words, Darlene! I’m ready for the next adventure with Amanda. Please write faster, lol.

I’m writing as fast as I can!! Thanks for featuring Amanda on your blog.

Fantastic, Darlene – congratulations! Toni x

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