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The Minstrel Boy
     

The Minstrel Boy

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by Laura Vosika
 

On a misty night in the Scottish Highlands, Shawn Kleiner, a womanizing modern American musician, and Niall Campbell, devout medieval warrior, both fall asleep in the tower of Glenmirril Castle, seven centuries apart. They wake up in each other's time.

In The Minstrel Boy, Shawn's girlfriend Amy resigns her position with the orchestra and stays behind

Overview

On a misty night in the Scottish Highlands, Shawn Kleiner, a womanizing modern American musician, and Niall Campbell, devout medieval warrior, both fall asleep in the tower of Glenmirril Castle, seven centuries apart. They wake up in each other's time.

In The Minstrel Boy, Shawn's girlfriend Amy resigns her position with the orchestra and stays behind in Scotland to trace Niall’s fate through historical records. What she finds is not answers, but more questions. Niall Campbell, a man larger than life, who recovers miraculously from multiple injuries, walks through walls, and appears in two places at once—fact or myth? The thieving MacDougalls built a gallows to hang Niall—were they used? Why is the cop assigned to Shawn’s case pursuing her long after the files are closed?

And what can she tell the police and everyone in the orchestra? They want answers, and unlike Shawn, she’s not good at lying. But she can’t tell them the truth: they’ll never find him. Because Shawn Kleiner, the notorious twenty-first century musical phenomenon is dead.

And has been for seven hundred years.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044725249
Publisher:
Laura Vosika
Publication date:
07/04/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
270,097
File size:
1 MB

Meet 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, and living in climates ranging from Mississippi's heat to the subzero temperatures of Duluth, Minnesota.She earned a bachelor's degree in music, and worked for many years as a freelance musician, playing trombone for pit orchestras, ballets, big bands, and symphonies, and flute and harp for other venues.After earning a masters degree in education, she took a job as a music teacher and band director. She has also taught private lessons on wind instruments, piano, and harp, for twenty years.In her spare time, Laura likes to play piano, harp, and flute, do sudokus and kakuros, and learn Gaelic.In addition to the Trilogy, she is working on several other novels and a non-fiction book on raising a large family. She is the mother of nine children, and lives in Minnesota.

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The Minstrel Boy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished the first book of this trilogy in less than 4 days, and couldn't wait to get to this one. It did not disappoint! If you love Scotland, time travel, romance, suspense, these books have it all! Way to go Laura Vosika! You are in the league with Diana Gabaldon in MY book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sequel to Blue Bells, the story continues on both sides of the time line. My only critique is that the author has Amy spend alot of time in retrospection - I finally began to skip over those paragraphs, something I rarely do.
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Really enjoyed this book also. Thank the gods the 3rd book was out or the cliffhanger would have driven me crazy!
JLdeBrux More than 1 year ago
Read all three and I loved them!!!!
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ER_RN More than 1 year ago
Good follow on to first book. Brought in more characters. A Victorian-paced love affair.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic story that contains adventurous and captivating characters! Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed both books greatly. Does not have Diana Gabladon's detail, but still very good. There were times when I didn't know who i wanted to read more of... Shawn, Niall, or Angus or Amy. I just hope we don't have to wait too long, I hate when stories lose their appeal. I have to agree that there were points in the book where the character retrospectives became repetitive, and it made me want to skip whole sections. But this author does know how to make you care about these characters beyond the pages, which is an amazing skill. Please get the next one out soon!
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GracepointKS More than 1 year ago
...Of Laura Vosika! Can't wait to read the next book in the series. Bring on the redemption of Shawn!
ellen823 More than 1 year ago
I looked forward to reading the second installment of the Blue Bells Trilogy. I really enjoyed this book, however, I was getting a little cranky with Amy's self-pity (it seemed to me). Still, I am very much looking forward to the third book and hope that it will be out soon!
1-pageturner_ More than 1 year ago
The Minstrel Boy was an excellent read!  I enjoyed it as much as The Blue Bells of Scotland--and then some.  An entertaining read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like this book alot. Would read the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The setting in Scotland was interesting, the time travel was interesting, Would have expected more puzzlement  from the characters over the time travel . That said, i am going to read the next to see what happens.  Doesn't have the depth of  Gabaldon.
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