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?
Scanlon's first Mists of Fate novel finds unexpected love for a modern-day professional matchmaker who's sent back in time. Brianagh O'Rourke runs Boston's premier matchmaking service, Celtic Connections. She reluctantly accepts a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, but then gets cold feet and travels to Ireland, where her cousin shocks her by transporting her to the 15th century so she can fulfill her destiny. Nioclas MacWilliam, laird of the clan MacWilliam, is literally the man of her dreams, but as seductive as he is, she longs to go home. She reluctantly agrees to become Nioclas's bride for three months, after which she will be allowed return to the present. Scanlon's novel is brimming with romance, but she takes the time to seriously consider how a very independent 21st-century woman would react to learning her entire life has been foretold. Readers who believe in the power of love and lust to overcome any obstacle will be riveted to this fast-paced read.