Monday, October 25, 2010

Book "Blue Bells of Scotland" by Laura Vosika

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About the Book: Shawn Kleiner has it all: money, fame, a skyrocketing career as an international musical phenomenon, his beautiful girlfriend Amy, and all the women he wants—until the night Amy has enough and leaves him stranded in a Scottish castle tower. He wakes up to find himself mistaken for Niall Campbell, medieval Highland warrior. Soon after, he is sent shimmying down a wind-torn castle wall into a dangerous cross country trek with Niall’s tempting, but knife-wielding fiancee. They are pursued by English soldiers and a Scottish traitor who want Niall dead. Thrown forward in time, Niall learns history’s horrifying account of his own death, and of the Scots’ slaughter at Bannockburn. Undaunted, he navigates the roiled waters of Shawn’s life—pregnant girlfriend, amorous fans, enemies, and gambling debts—seeking a way to leap back across time to save his people, especially his beloved Allene. His growing fondness for Shawn’s life brings him face to face with his own weakness and teaches him the true meaning of faith.
Blue Bells of Scotland is both a historical adventure and a tale of redemption that will be remembered long after the last page has been turned.

About the Author: Laura Vosika grew up in the military, visiting castles in England, pig fests in Germany, and the historic sites of America’s east coast.
She earned a degree in music, and worked for many years as a freelance musician, music teacher, band director, and instructor in private music lessons on harp, piano, winds, and brass.
Laura is the mother of 7 boys and 2 girls, and lives in Minnesota.
Her latest book is Blue Bells of Scotland: The Trilogy.
You can visit her website at

My Review:  This book is amazing. It grabs your attention from the beginning and you get so involved with its characters that when it ends you wish there was more... and fortunately there will be!
The plot goes around a famous musician (that has everything in life, but has a questionable morale) and a medieval warrior. When the musician got stranded in a Scottish castle tower, magic begins and he switches places with the warrior, that some hundred years before him was exactly at that same place. And the story goes on and Laura Vosika was amazing on the development of the plot and the switch to and from the medieval world to the modern world is done very properly and does not disturb at all the smooth of the reading.
The author did a magnificent job on the creation of the atmosphere of both worlds.
There is this feeling that your are in the Mists of Avalon, where magical things happen. If you like movies like Timeline, you will simply love this book. And the subtle message about redemption in my opinion is what makes this book one of the best three books I read the whole year. It is magic. It is powerful. It is a must have in any library of a serious reader.

This book was written by Laura Vosika and it was published in 2009 by Gabriel's Horn Publishing. Pump Up Your Book was kind enough to provide me a copy for reviewing through their Virtual Book Tour Program. The book was kindly sent directly to me by the author. Thanks, Mrs. Laura Vosika! I am anxiously waiting for your next book in this wonderful trilogy!
If you read this review, feel free to leave a comment!

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Blue Bells of Scotland Tour Schedule

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Tuesday, September 7
Book spotlighted at Examiner

Wednesday, September 8
Guest blogging at The Book Boost

Thursday, September 9
Interviewed at Literarily Speaking

Monday, September 13
Interviewed at Blogcritics

Tuesday, September 14
Interviewed at Working Writers

Wednesday, September 15
Guest blogging at Fictionary

Thursday, September 16
Interviewed LIVE on A Book and a Chat Radio Show

Friday, September 17
Interviewed at The Writer’s Life

Monday, September 20
Guest blogging and book giveaway at The Burton Review

Tuesday, September 21
Interviewed at Beyond the Books

Wednesday, September 22
Book reviewed at Must Read Faster

Thursday, September 23
Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking

Friday, September 24
Book reviewed at Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Monday, September 27
Book reviewed at Teresa’s Reading Corner

Tuesday, September 28
Guest blogging at Blog O’ the Irish

Wednesday, September 29
Interviewed at As the Pages Turn

Thursday, September 30
Guest blogging at Blogging Authors

Monday, October 4
Book reviewed at DK’s Everything Romance Blog

Tuesday, October 5
Guest blogging at Beyond the Books

Wednesday, October 6
Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking

Thursday, October 7
Book reviewed at Marta’s Meanderings

Friday, October 8
Book reviewed at Blog O’ the Irish

Monday, October 11
Guest blogging at As the Pages Turn

Tuesday, October 12
Guest blogging at Night Owl Reviews

Wednesday, October 13
Interviewed at The Hot Author Report

Thursday, October 14
Interviewed at Book Marketing Buzz

Friday, October 15
Guest blogging at As the Pages Turn

Monday, October 18
Book reviewed by Rundpinne

Tuesday, October 19
Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking

Wednesday, October 20
Guest blogging and book giveaway at Acting Balanced

Thursday, October 21
Book reviewed and book giveaway at Acting Balanced

Friday, October 22
Book reviewed and book giveaway at Mandy’s Escape

Monday, October 25
Book reviewed at Books and Movies Reviews

Tuesday, October 26

Wednesday, October 27
Interviewed at Review From Here

Thursday, October 28
Book reviewed at My Favorite Things

Friday, October 29
Interviewed at Broowaha

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