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Amanda In France: Fire in the Cathedral by Darlene Foster

Posted on: October 21, 2022

Another awesome review of Amanda in France: Fire in the Cathedral by Patricia Tilton, a long-time Amanda fan. This review means a lot to me as Patricia reviews meaningful books, many topical, depicting diversity as well as modern issues that confront children today. Check out her blog for gift ideas for the young readers on your list.

Foster knows her audience and doesn’t talk down to her young readers. The dialogue is as realistic as are the characters. Patricia Tilton

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Amanda in France: Fire in the Cathedral

Darlene Foster, Author

Central Avenue Publishing, Sep. 13, 2022

Suitable for ages: 9-12

Themes: France, Travel, Adventure, Mystery, Fire, Cathedral, Friendship

Publisher’s Synopsis:

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…

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20 Responses to "Amanda In France: Fire in the Cathedral by Darlene Foster"

How to make a perfect day.

I know. I’ve had a few of them too. All is well. xo

What a surprise! Thanks for sharing my review. I am a fan of Amanda and her travels! It’s a big world and she has many more places to share with readers.

Thank you Patricia for reading and reviewing the Amanda Travels books. I am so pleased you enjoy them.

Wonderful, Darlene, congrats!

This is a very true and astute review. I wholeheartedly agree that you know your audience and never talk down to them. Two things that I love about your books!

Thanks, Donna. This is something I’m happy to hear as I try hard not to talk down to my readers.

A wonderful review, Darlene. Congratulations!

What a lovely review. I completely agree about how your books are a great way for teens to broaden their perspective and get a sense of different cultures and places. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Linda

Thanks so much, Linda. I appreciate your kind words.

Congratulations, Darlene – so well-deserved! Toni x

Thanks so much, Toni!

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