I am so excited to have Lacey once again stop by to visit BLH, she is continuing her guided tour through Vanceland(nice place to be if you ask me ). Once again please give a warm welcome to Lacey.
Touring Through “Vanceland,” Part 5
Hello again everyone! Thanks for joining me for part 5 of our tour through Vanceland. Ihope you’ve been enjoying the trip so far.
Near the end of the book we venture into a new area of Scotland in the story. Aberdeenshire, and specifically into the township of Inverurie. Vance and Portia find themselves briefly staying at the Kintore Arms Hotel as they try to relocate a certain signal they had been tracking. Emotions are high in this part of the story as things arecoming to a head, and I often found myself typing very quickly as my fingers tried to keep up with the pace of the story.
I did a lot of research when choosing the particular stone circle the group would eventual end up at. Easter Auquhorthies fit the bill quite nicely. Its stones are larger than people and it had a large recumbent stone as well which could serve as an altar. It’s amazing how many of these circles exist in the area, everything from very small rocks laid out in the traditional pattern to larger ones too. I find it all very interesting and I would love to go see them in person someday. I keep promising all of my Scotland gals that I will come do a book signing over there. Hopefully it will happen someday soon!
I can’t reveal a lot with the excerpt from this part of the story, without it being spoilerish. Just know that the writing of this part of the book was INTENSE! I’m glad I survived it! LOL
(Can I add here that I am not sure I survived it :) )
Grandma stepped in between the two of them. “Sean, did you tell him what we found out while they were gone?” she asked, trying to redirect their attention.
Dad let out a big sigh. “We got online and looked up stone circles in the area,” he said with a hard expression.
“And?” Vance and I both asked at the same time.
“There are ninety such circles in Aberdeenshire.”
“That’s just great,” Vance said lifting his hands before dropping them to his side in defeat. “Is anything going to work in our favor?”
He spun around and walked down the hall into our room, closing the door behind him with a slam. Dad just looked at me, shaking his head, his face reddening. “He’s really getting out of control, Portia.”
“He’s just nervous, Dad. We all are. That’s why everyone is fighting. I’ll go talk to him.” I left Dad standing there in the hall staring after me. I went into the room, opening the door softly and closing it the same way behind me.
Vance was lying on the bed watching the news.
I walked into the bathroom to splash a little cold water on my face, trying to calm myself down.
Things were coming to a head. I could feel it.
“What the heck?” I heard Vance say from the other room. “Portia! Come here quick!”
I walked to the doorway to see what he was talking about.
He was standing at the foot of the bed looking at the television. A news reporter was talking about a breaking news story on the screen. She was standing next to Douglas and Fiona.
“What happened then?” the reporter was asking Fiona who looked very distraught, but leaned in to speak into the microphone.
“It’s just been so horrible,” Fiona said, clasping her hands together and wringing them in a frustrated fashion. “We’ve been touring this part of the country with our daughter-in-law for the last two days. She went out to see the Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle outside Inverurie yesterday.”
Vance was instantly on his laptop, looking up directions.
“She never came home last night,” Fiona continued.
“She’s a diabetic, and we’re afraid she’s sick somewhere.”
A picture of Krista popped up on the screen.
The reporter spoke up again. “This woman was last reportedly seen on High Street in Inverurie. If you have seen her, please call our hotline number at the bottom of the screen. We need your help to return this woman to her family.”
“What is this?” I asked, confused, and I stared at the screen.
“This doesn’t make any sense!”
“It’s a message for us,” Vance said while he began to write something down on a piece of paper.
“Portia, go get your dad.”
“All right,” I said, hurrying out the door and down the narrow hallway to my parents’ room.
I knocked briskly on the door, and my mom answered.
“Did you see it?” I asked and pointed at the T.V.
“See what?” she replied.
“Douglas and Fiona were just on the news saying Krista got lost here yesterday after visiting Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle. Vance said it’s a message and to come get Dad,” I replied.
Everyone jumped up in a flurry all at once and hurried down to our room.
“Dad’s here, Vance!” I called out when I entered, but I didn’t see him. “Vance?” I called out, and I went into the bathroom. “He isn’t here!” I ran to the window.
“The car is gone!” I yelled, and tears began to fill my eyes.
I turned to see Dad looking at Vance’s open laptop.
“Get in the car! I have the directions!” Dad hollered, and we all ran downstairs to pile into the other vehicle.
So there you have it...I know it’s not much, but it’s what I can reveal! If you want to know more you will have to read the book! LOL
I hope you will enjoy it!
Lacey Weatherford has always had a love of books. She wanted to become a writer after reading her first Nancy Drew novel at the age of eight.
Lacey resides in the White Mountains of Arizona , where she lives with her wonderful husband,six beautiful children, one son-in-law, and their energetic schnauzer, Sophie. When she's not out
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