Author Chris Benjamin had nice things to say about Secrets of the Hotel Maisonneuve in Atlantic Books Today and I am so grateful!
Through complex and diverse characters, Levangie weaves a complex and revealing tale, fully satisfying to the young reader hungry for mystery and adventure, but equally rewarding for wisdom-seeking adults. Kudos to Levangie for not dumbing his story down in an ill-advised effort to pander to simplicity for simplicity’s sake. He gives his young readers the credit they deserve for being able to take in the contradictions of fully developed characters, and a story told in fully developed sentences. A story that reminds us that we all carry baggage, and that overcoming life’s challenges requires equal measures of courage and empathy.