I'd like to say that was the end of the troubled vehicle. No. It was repaired, and the loaner from a nearby school district was sent home. All went well until I received a call from a neighbor half a mile away. Her daughter and mine were the last ones on the route. Well, she said there was a problem and to come to her house quick. Then she hung up. I drove straight there.
I spotted her, our daughters, and Clemmie standing on the dirt shoulder. My daughter ran up to me and told me Old Yellar was on fire. I shot a gaze down the road and spotted the flames. Clemmie approached and said she'd seen smoke coming from the engine and pulled to the side. Then she opened the doors and told the two girls still on board to run. All three of them raced off and ran down the road screaming. As we talked the firefighters arrived. I prayed the bus was irreparable. Thankfully it was.
That summer, Clemmie took a job in an office. We moved north, and the yellow buses kept on rolling.
Still rolling out is my newest book Trail of Secrets. Below are some of the latest reviews from a few readers. And I'll be at the Fall in Love with New England Conference in Nashua, NH at a FREE Book Signing on Sat. Oct 19, 2 to 5 at the Holiday Inn & Suites on 9 Northeastern Blvd, Nashua, NH. If you're in the area, stop in and say hi.
"Trail of Secrets is a well written suspense with romance and an unexpected ending. Hoping to regroup and get her life back on track, Mia McGuire returns to her hometown to live with her grandmother. When she discover her sister's body not far from their home, she becomes determined to find answers. When the police seem slow to investigate, she hires the chief's son, local heartthrob and former police officer, Lucas Davis." Judith
"I absolutely loved this book. It has romance, suspense, and wonderful characters. This is the first book I've read by this author and it won't be my last. A definite read." BeckyB
"This is a great read. The storyline is entertaining. The characters are very well developed. It is a great psychological thriller with romance also. The ending was unexpected. I thoroughly enjoyed it." Sammey