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Blue Bells of Scotland: Book One of the Blue Bells Trilogy by [Vosika, Laura]
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Book 1 of 4 in The Blue Bells Trilogy (4 Book Series)
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Being a retired minister and of Scottish decent, I began Blue Bells of Scotland with hesitation. Soon I couldn't wait to turn pages.  This is the most interesting book I've read in a long time. The charcters and story are so real. Amazing research turned into a wonderful, imaginative story. I can't wait for the next book. ~Sue Alger, Walker, MN

About the Author

Laura spent many years as a freelance musician on trombone, harp, and flute, and as a music teacher, before returning to writing. She is the mother of nine children, currently living in Minnesota.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1084 KB
  • Print Length: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Gabriel's Horn Publishing; 2 edition (September 11, 2009)
  • Publication Date: September 11, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002T460DG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,343 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Jarrel R. Jackson on September 20, 2009
Format: Paperback
Blue Bells Of Scotland is some of the best writing it has been my pleasure to read in some time. At first I was beginning to wonder where it was going. The more I read the less I cared where it was going because Ms Vosika kept me wrapped up in what was happening every moment. Each switch from medieval to modern times was so smooth and integrated that places and characters all felt perfectly natural and plausible. To meld two individuals diametrically opposite in morals and attitudes, alike only in personal appearance into each others cultures and customs separated by seven centurys is a daunting challenge. The author handled it skillfully enough that the reader feels involved and apprehensive. A throughly enjoyable read.
J.R.Jackson author of The ancient Mariner Tells All, Reilley's Sting and Reilley's War
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What if you could swap your life with someone in years long past? It's one of those questions I ask myself a lot. This book explores the possibilities of time travel and changing personalities.

Shawn Kleiner has it all, including a shallow, self serving personality to boot. Niall Campbell is Shawn's twin from the past - everything that makes a man a man - the complete opposite of Shawn. When circumstances cause them to trade places in time and history - we see one man remain loyal to himself and one man change dramatically.

This book puts you right there, next to both men. Whether at the symphony or in battle, Ms. Vosika spins the web so well you are a part of all the action. If you love history, if you love romance, if you love music and if you like the believable unbelievable...this book is for you. I started it and couldn't put it down until I closed the cover on an ending I never expected.

Three cheers for Blue Bells of Scotland. Cannot wait to read the next volume of this trilogy.
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But truthfully, it's a lot more than that. It is a complex love story, with bits of faith wound throughout but not preachy. The character development shows how people become the way they are, and how it is possible to change. Thankfully it is the first of a trilogy, so we'll get to read more about Shawn, Niall, Amy and Allene in the future. Laura Vosika is an excellent writer, and obviously a dedicated researcher. The moves between eras are smooth, the pacing is exciting, the descriptions thorough without getting bogged down. I'm looking forward to the next installments.
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One of the most intriguing stories of Scottish history I have ever read. The characters came alive and through their experiences of love, loss, hope and redemption, I learned there is a bit of good in everyone. The time travel adventures combined with the historical perspective were riveting. I eagerly anticipate the sequels that are to come!
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Definitely a 5 star book. Wonderfully well-developed characters with intersecting story lines. Could hardly put the book down to do what regular day to day life requires and then rushed to get back to continue reading the story. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series in this trilogy which is now 5 books instead of three. Blue Bells Of Scotland is definitely one of the best writing it has been my fun read. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romance, excellent character development, time traveling in Scotland past and present, music and more...
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Very hard to put down. I can't wait for the next book. My only complaint was the ending...I didn't want it to end! I thought it would end differently, too. Would recommend it to my friends. Good moral lessons. Liked how the characters changed for the better. Funny in places, too.
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By M on October 20, 2012
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This book had an interesting enough premise-- and coming fresh from reading several Susanna Kearsley books I was hoping to keep the historical time travel ball rolling. Unfortunately, this book feels as though it needed a serious round of editing. Not so much proof reading or line editing-- but someone to say that repeating the same ideas over and over again is tedious, redundant, and insulting to the reader. I don't need a character's personality explained to me 10 times-- in fact its better to not explain it at all. Show me what he's like through his actions and dialogue. And while it is believable that a person would show a certain level of incredulity upon discovering that they have traveled through time, having, not one, but two characters, incessantly thinking about how impossible it is and refusing to believe it despite abundant evidence is not enjoyable to read and not helpful to the story. I found the characters unlikable and their constant state of emotional overdrive annoying. I rather wish I had spent my $2.99 elsewhere.
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I love historical fiction and I was having a difficult time finding books that would hold my interest past the first chapter. I admit, I was hesitant to download this book to my Kindle, but for the price ($2.99) I felt it was worth the risk....and I am so happy I made that decision! What a great read! This book is nothing like the series "Outlander". Yes, it does deal with time travel, but very different from anything I have read before. I am so anxious for the second part of the story to be published (from what I have learned, it will be released in Sept. 2011...I hope). THe only thing that I found slightly annoying in this book and it's a small matter, is the religious overtures... it just seemed like God and Jesus was mentioned on every other page.... but I can deal with that because the story line is pretty great!
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