Friday, September 9, 2022

Back to School! By Christine Bush


 I love September.  Cooler weather, colorful leaves and "pumpkin everything" are part of it.  But mostly, it’s time for “Back to School”.

I spent many, many years as a classroom teacher. September meant decorating bulletin boards, sorting and counting books, and sharpening pencils, in my day.  Today teachers include counting laptop chargers and uploading files. 

Every year was a new beginning.  There was a true excitement in the air.

Today my students are taller (I am an adjunct college professor), but the feeling is the same. A new school year is the start of new ideas, new opportunities, new students.  I love this.

With a lifetime in the classroom (or these days, on zoom), it’s no surprise that teaching is a very important profession to me.  It’s no surprise that several of my books have centered around a teaching heroine (and/or hero).  I love to write (and read) about teachers.

The kids are heading back to school, and it’s a great time to pick up an entertaining book to enjoy with a cup of coffee (or tea!)  Check out these titles and let me know what you think! A salute to teachers!

                                            Love, Julie

Love, Julie - Kindle edition by Bush, Christine. Romance Kindle eBooks @

Set in 1890 Montana, this romantic mystery follows Julietta Brightingham who forsakes her heiress life in NYC to avoid an arranged marriage and takes a post as a teacher in a one room schoolhouse in a small Montana time.  Then there’s the sheriff…..

                                           Christmas Daisy

Christmas Daisy - Kindle edition by Bush, Christine. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @

Set in current day Philadelphia, Daisy returns from mission work in Africa and takes a post at an unusual alternative school in downtown Philadelphia during the holiday season. The kids have issues, and everyone wants them to have a great Christmas.  But Daisy has issues, too.  Life has been a challenge and she really detests this time of year. But she loves her students, so she must open her heart.

                                            Lucy's Laugh

Lucy's Laugh - Kindle edition by Bush, Christine. Romance Kindle eBooks @

Also set in current day Philadelphia, Lucy LOVES her teaching job so much she’s become an absolute workaholic.  There’s plenty of work to do, of course, and she doesn’t mind. Between her job and her volunteering at the community center in her neighborhood, there’s practically nothing else in her life. The principal hires more staff, with the intention of giving her too dedicated teacher a break. Lucy is NOT happy about losing some of her responsibilities, especially since there’s something secretive about the new hire who seems to know nothing but lesson plans or classroom management.  But he’s tall, dark, and handsome and actually pretty nice.  But what is her doing here in her world?


I hope this September brings all good things!   What does Fall mean to you?  Keep in touch! I’d love to hear from you!

  Christine Bush is a USA Today Bestselling author of romance, romantic mystery, and suspense.  She can be found living in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania with her husband and 2 lazy cats, and spending time with her 14 grandchildren.   When she’s not writing, she’s teaching Psychology at a local college, and working with clients in her private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She loves to hear from readers and writers!






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