Fourteen year-old Amanda Rivers reflects on her trip of a lifetime long ago to the tiny sun-splashed islands of the Caribbean. She read everything she could get her hands on about these mysterious isles that beckoned her to come. Packing lightly, Mandy looked forward to island-hopping with Joyce, her spunky yet classy aunt. As a flight attendant, Joyce knew the islands well and had a wide circle of friends there. From the Bahamas in the north to Trinidad in the south, Mandy experienced the excitement, the charm and the reality of life in these lush island pearls atop the Caribbean Sea. What was it like to have nearly not survived the treacherous climb up slippery Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica? How did she handle being stranded in St. Thomas, due to unfortunate circumstances? After many more heart-thumping experiences, Mandy returned home at the end of her excursion a mature and insightful young woman. She was able to appreciate that many people that look like her, have cultures and lifestyles in stark contrast to her own. She captured and remained forever changed by the memories of wonderful people in delightful places.
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About the Author
Dr. Grace Allman Burke is a native New Yorker who has been living in Dallas, Texas for many years. She is a freelance writer and the author of three prior books, several health-related articles, and short stories for children. Her current book, CARIBBEAN ADVENTURE, is based on her personal experiences living in the West Indies, where she worked for fifteen years as an international health consultant. Dr. Burke is a Registered Nurse and Certified Nurse-Midwife. Her education includes a Doctorate degree in Theology, graduate and undergraduate degrees in Nursing, and Diplomas in Book Writing and Writing for Chlildren and Teenagers from the Institute of Children's Literature. Her published titles are COUPLES OF THE BIBLE, for young adults, THE STRANGER'S SON, a biblical historical novel for children, and DELIGHTS BY DAISY, a cookbook containing 50 of her mother's scrumptious recipes.