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Friday, September 24, 2010

Blue Bells of Scotland by Laura Vosika - Book Blog Tour Stop!

I'm so very pleased today to host a book blog tour stop for the amazing book, "Blue Bells of Scotland" by Laura Vosika.

This fascinating book is filled with history, romance, mystery and humor as well as a bitof time traveling to boot! I literally could not put this book down and spent the entire night in Inverness, Scotland until the wee hours of the dawn with the fabulous cast of characters that author Laura Vosika has created.

I was especially impressed at the way Vosika wove into the story an underlying story of faith, and how important his relationship with God was to Naill, the Scottish Warrior who had been plunked down in the middle of today's world. It's not "in your face," but the message of hope is there, as comforting and warm as an inspirational message should be. Very well done.

"Blue Bells of Scotland" is the first book in Vosika's Blue Bells Trilogy, and I, for one, can't wait until the next installment!
Here is a little more 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. Visit her website at http://www.bluebellstrilogy.com/

 Check out this book trailer!

My thanks to Dorothy Thompson at Pump Up Your Book Promotions for inviting me to participate in this tour, and to Laura Vosika for the review copy.

 I was not compensated for my opinions. I am an Amazon Associate and any sales of this book connected to this review will result in a nominal compensation.


Teresa said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this one.

Jon said...

Just hopped on in to say "hi."

Laura Vosika said...

Hello, Sharon, and thank you so much for having me today. I can't tell you what a smile it brought to my face to hear you'd linked the wonderful trombone solo I love so much to your review of my book!

Teresa, and Jon, it's a pleasure to hear from you!


Margaret said...

Great review. Best of luck to you.

Margaret Lake

L.C. Evans said...

Great review. This looks like my kind of book. It's going on my list.