#BookReview- Amanda in Alberta by Darlene Foster #ChildrensMystery @SuperMegaWoman


Amanda is delighted to show Leah aaround Alberta during her visit from England. They take in the Calgary Stampede, go on a cattle drive, visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, spend time with the dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum and explore the crazy Hoodoos.When Amanda finds a stone with a unique mark on it, she doesn’t think it’s important until everyone seems to want it – including a very ornery cowboy. Is this stone worth ruining Leah’s holiday and placing them both in danger?Spend time with Amanda as she explores her own country while attempting to decipher the mysterious writing on the stone and keep it from those determined to take it from her.

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My Review

Amanda is excited to show her friend, Leah (visiting from England), the sites in southern Alberta.

While at the Calgary Stampede Parade, a clown drops a stone with strange markings. Amanda rescues the stone from the road and tries to get the clown’s attention, but he’s gone. She decides to hang onto the rock to see if her Great-Aunt Mary, a famous paleontologist, might know what the markings mean.

Strange and frightening encounters occur while the girls are sightseeing the Stampede, a working cattle ranch, Drumheller with its world-famous dinosaur museum, and Writing on Stone Park- a Unesco World Heritage site. Someone wants the stone back and they aren’t above hurting the girls to get it!

Amanda in Alberta is a fun, page-turning mystery with interesting tidbits of indigenous history along with Alberta landmarks thrown in.

While geared toward the pre-teen age group, this book has something for every reader to enjoy.

I give Amanda in Alberta four lovely kisses- Traveling with Amanda is an adventure!

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39 thoughts on “#BookReview- Amanda in Alberta by Darlene Foster #ChildrensMystery @SuperMegaWoman

  1. Thank you so much for this great review of Amanda in Alberta. I love the pictures you included. They are just perfect!!

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    1. I’ve never climbed that dinosaur, but now I want to!

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  2. Jacquie, a wonderful review of Darlene’s book … her Amanda has the most exciting adventures and I love how the books appeal to all ages, although aimed for the younger market. The sign of a great book. The whole series is inspired!😀

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    1. Thanks, Annika. Armchair travel can be fun!

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    2. I’m interested in reading more of her adventures soon!

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  3. This sounds like a great Amanda story, Jacquie. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Robbie. It was fun to write about my home province.

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      1. I am sure it was. I am enjoying writing about South Africa in my new book.

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  4. Beware Of The Reader February 24, 2020 — 3:19 am

    What a fallen stone can do Jacquie 😉

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    1. It can often be the little things that spark an adventure!

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  5. Sounds fun, Darlene! Thanks for sharing your review with us, Jacquie.

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    1. Thanks, Mary. I was delighted with Jacquie’s review.

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    2. It made me want to visit the area again!

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  6. Amanda has so many adventures! This sounds like a wonderful book and wonderful series. Congratulations to Darlene on the great review!

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    1. I love how Darlene incorporates the local culture into the story- well worth the read!

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    2. Thanks so much, Mae!

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  7. D.L. Finn, Author February 24, 2020 — 8:06 am

    Sounds like a fun read, Jacquie. My grandma was born in Alberta and I’ve always wanted to visit there.

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    1. Was she? That’s cool; so was I! Do you know the area she was born in, Denise?

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author February 24, 2020 — 10:04 am

        Alliance in 1921. They left soon after and headed in WA.

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        1. Farming country 🙂 I was born further north, near Jasper.

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    2. You would love it, Alberta is a very interesting province.

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  8. This is just a great series, Darlene and Jacquie. I’ve only read a few so have more fascinating–travelogue-mysteries ahead for me!

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    1. They’re wonderful for giving an insight into the region, and I enjoyed the mystery of the writings on the stone.
      I’ll definitely be reading more from this series!

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    2. Thanks, Jacqui! You have become a great Amanda fan.

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  9. It is amazing how Darlene’s books take us around the world! Lovely review Jacquie.

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    1. If I can’t travel, this is certainly a lovely way to ‘see’ the sights 🙂
      Thanks for dropping by, Balroop!

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    2. Thanks so much, Balroop.

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  10. petespringerauthor February 24, 2020 — 11:43 am

    I recently read this book as well, Jacquie. Darlene subtly gives a great history lesson of Alberta amid Amanda’s adventures.

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    1. That was my favorite part, too, Pete. It brought back fond memories of our visits to Drumheller and the Hoodoos 🙂

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    2. Thank you for your wonderful review as well Pete! This book is close to my heart as it is where I grew up. I also used some of my father’s sayings in it.

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      1. petespringerauthor February 24, 2020 — 2:22 pm

        I laugh at myself when I find things that my parents said coming out of my mouth.

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  11. Thanks for a wonderful review Jacquie!

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    1. The Amanda books are perfect for your grandkids, Diane 🙂

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      1. That’s what I was thinking too!!!

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    2. Thanks. Jacquie did a super job of reviewing this book.

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