The Minstrel Boy [NOOK Book]

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, ...

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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.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044725249
  • Publisher: Laura Vosika
  • Publication date: 7/4/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 110,651
  • File size: 2 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2015

    Fantastic!

    Really enjoyed this book also. Thank the gods the 3rd book was out or the cliffhanger would have driven me crazy!

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  • Posted May 31, 2014

    Read all three and I loved them!!!!

    Read all three and I loved them!!!!

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  • Posted July 13, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    got more interesting...where is third book?????????

    Good follow on to first book. Brought in more characters. A Victorian-paced love affair.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Fantastic story that contains adventurous and captivating charac

    Fantastic story that contains adventurous and captivating characters! Highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Great new read, but don't wanna wait!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Love these books!

    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!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Good read

    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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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Minstrel Boy makes me want more...

    ...Of Laura Vosika! Can't wait to read the next book in the series.
    Bring on the redemption of Shawn!

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  • Posted January 21, 2013

    I looked forward to reading the second installment of the Blue B

    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!

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    The Minstrel Boy was an excellent read!  I enjoyed it as much as

    The Minstrel Boy was an excellent read!  I enjoyed it as much as The Blue Bells of Scotland--and then some.  An entertaining read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Like this book alot. Would read the rest of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    The setting in Scotland was interesting, the time travel was int

    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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