Magnus Ericsson is one depressed Viking. He's raising ten children by himself, and his surprise eleventh child has been delivered to him without benefit of the mother. So Magnus does what is, in his opinion, the only sane thing for an overly virile man to do. He takes a vow of celibacy, gathers his children, leaves the Norselands, and heads for Vinland. Rose Abruzzi wants lots of great-grandchildren, enough to fill her vineyard estate. Granddaughter Angela, a Hollywood real estate agent, isn't interested in obliging her, but Grandma won't take no for an answer and says a novena every night to make her dream come true. As Magnus sails to Vinland, he has a vision of an old lady praying over her beads, and the next thing he knows, he and his brood are in twentieth-century California, and culture shock has never been funnier. This is the third in a trilogy about the time-traveling Ericsson brothers
I don't agree with the 'detail' review here. I read this book when it came out and thought it was really a good story. The hero was wonderful. Yes, it was different than the other books in the series but felt where Hill placed the story could throw the reader. Other than that it was a fun read.
Nice read. Characters are real and likable. I like that this Viking and his family, though thrust into this day and age, do not act scared or unable to cope with it all. They adjust and do well. I like that.
I've enjoyed other Sandra Hill time travel books and decided to read the Viking II series. All 10 books in under 2 weeks.
I gave this book 5 stars.
This is the 3rd book in the Viking II series, and it was Magnus Ericsson and his passel of kids. This book has to be the best of the whole lot in the series. It didn't have fluff, it didn't have the repetitive plot-line like the others. It had laugh-out-loud moments! I was highly entertained with his whole family and Angela with hers. Loved it!
Magnus Ericsson and ten of his eleven children board a longboat in 10th century Norselands to search for a new life in Iceland and time travel to 21st century Hollywood. I laughed so much. This is a charming book.