Successful matchmaker Brianagh O’Rourke believes in happily-ever-afters…just not her own. She’s convinced passion only exists in her dreams. When she reluctantly accepts a marriage proposal, Bri decides she needs a vacation—but she didn’t expect it to be in 15th century Ireland.
Laird Nioclas MacWilliam just wants peace for his clan. The time for him to marry has come, and after waiting years for his ally to present their daughter, he’s agreed to marry another. But on the eve of his nuptials, a daring rescue brings his missing betrothed right into his arms.
And she does not want to be there.
Brianagh has to return to the future. Nioclas has to marry. He offers a solution for the both of them: She marries him and stays for three months, and they work together to convince his clan they are a love match. In return, he vows to safely return her home. But as the days turn to weeks, they both begin to see what a happily-ever-after could be. And when the time comes, does Brianagh return to the life she’s built, or does she remain in the past for a chance at true love?
My Review: With The Winter Laird (Mists of Fate #1) Nancy Scanlon takes as on a whole new journey about Lairds and the woman who loves them. In The Winter Laird there was a prophecy told about a girl child that would have the ability to travel through time. Well The Winter Laird is the telling of Brianagh O’Rourke a happy matchmaker that finds happiness for others even though her love life is not so great. On the day that she reluctantly accepts her boyfriend marriage proposal, Brianagh decides to go on vacation with her cousin. Unbeknown to her it would be a vacation like no other.
Laird Nioclas MacWilliam time has come to marry, and the bride that he choose when he was no more than a child has yet to make an appearance, so he reluctantly offers to marry another. But on the eve of his wedding, Nioclas and his clan has to make a daring rescue that brings him the bride that he offer for, and with the discovery of who she was and her ability brings forth old enemies namely Nioclas father and his father’s allies.
The Winter Laird is a fantastic book that takes as on so many journeys to the past and back again. Nancy Scanlon wrote an excellent tale with characters and secondary characters that you hated to see the book end. I know that I hated to see the book end because now I have to wait to see what happened to Nioclas’ brother.