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The Winter Laird Audiobook

The Winter Laird: Mists of Fate, Book One

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Successful matchmaker Brianagh O'Rourke believes in happily ever afters...just not her own. She's convinced passion exists only in her dreams. When she reluctantly accepts a marriage proposal, Bri decides she needs a vacation - but she doesn'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?

©2015 Nancy Scanlon (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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    Susynne hartland, VT, United States 02-18-17
    Susynne hartland, VT, United States 02-18-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Years worth of wonderful...."

    Ireland instead of Scotland and leine instead of kilt.... Still the perfect medieval romance a time travel legacy that makes it truly unique.

    Excellent performance by Jane Jacobs.
    No sex but true chemistry.
    Definitely creditworthy!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leona 11-25-15
    Leona 11-25-15 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it"

    the story moved at a quick pace and I loved the humor found through out TV he telling. I can't wait to listen to the next book!

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    Suzy 08-02-17
    Suzy 08-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "wow..... Oh wow"

    absolutely loved this book, I do enjoy a good steamy scene once in awhile. this book has none, but you still feel the romance, live and connection without all the steamy scenes. great story! can't wait to get the next!

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    Stella Concord, MA, United States 06-22-17
    Stella Concord, MA, United States 06-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Lack of details like watching black n white tv"

    Which 21st Century person time travels and doesn't marvel at all difference in the 15th century? A mother sees her daughter for the first time in more than 2 decades and no reaction or even visits or keeps in touch. If u have not read authors who can transform u then u will love this book series but if u like details that help u visualizes Ireland in in the 15 th century this author missed the mark.

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    Katty 10-19-16
    Katty 10-19-16 Member Since 2015

    "A Book is a Dream that you hold in your hand"

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    "A True Highlander Romance with a twist"

    This was a good time travel romance. It was what I would call a true romance with only one situation that had "relations". Saying that, the book was well written with an interesting plot with different twist and turns. This was well worth a credit.

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    Nancy Kearns Houston, Texas USA 05-20-16
    Nancy Kearns Houston, Texas USA 05-20-16 Member Since 2017

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    "Good story, bad narrator"

    I liked the story, but the narrator didn't do so well. Her voice was want more mature than the character, her inflections sounded like reading to a clean and I couldn't believe what she was saying.

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    Maria 05-02-16
    Maria 05-02-16
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    "kept my interest "

    it kept me interested and I'd read another story like or from the same author.

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    Johannaber's 04-21-16

    We sell Vintage and Retro items on line. We teach children urban gardening and robotics. Traveling around the USA is our favorite hobby.

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    Where does The Winter Laird rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Within the top 30 ( I have listened to quite a lot of these books). It is nice to have a time travel romance in IRELAND instead of Scotland. The market is swamped with Scotland. This was a great story and I will definately listen to it again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Reily.....I love this tough man that raised Brianagh. I especially like it when Reily makes her change her clothes and Brianagh thinks he is a reenactment GEEK. I love the method Brianagh arrives in the past. Once she arrives in the past she wants to return to the future, Reily scoots away leaving the castle to make Brianagh stay. Of course, Nicholas is jealous of Reily and Reily does his best to irritate Nicholas.


    Any additional comments?

    I really kept expecting them to declare Brianagh a witch. I like the way this was avoided. Everyone in the Castle and township just loves her so much. Nicholas' father goes beyond being an an enemy. I just love the fate in store for him....he really got what he deserved.

    When Brianagh returns to the future, she sees what happens in the past. She goes back and re-changes history. There is no long drawn out reason for the history changes, which is a relief.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

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    Edwina "I Love books" USA 04-04-17 Member Since 2013

    Edwina "I Love Books'

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    "OKAY STORY NEED MORE ROMANCE AND SEXUAL HEAT!!"
    Would you try another book from Nancy Scanlon and/or Jane Jacobs?

    Yes


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The storyline need more depth and development. Brianagh meets her birth parents but that's it. Her mother Kathryn explains to her about the O'Rourke Time travel Legacy and then her mother father and brothers leave with not further communications. This part of the story feel very short. Who wouldn't want to spend more then a few minutes with there Parents.


    What does Jane Jacobs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The Narration was good and expectable.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    If you like time travel stories I am sure you will like The Winter Laird by Nancy Scanlon. I really enjoyed this light hearted fast pace no nonsense story. This is a "Very Clean Romance" story. Sex between husband and wife is implied but not described in any way. I would have liked a bit of sexual heat and interaction between Laird Nicolas MacWilliam's and Brianagh O'Rourke. After all he was her dream lover. The story follows all the same story patterns as most time travel. There was nothing in this one I haven't read in other similar genre stories. But it still was a good enough story to hold my interest!! I like all the characters well enough. I didn't like the Villain of the story Burke always getting the upper hand and winning over Nicolas and the MacWilliams Clan. I also would have like more interaction with Brianagh birth parents of the medieval times she was sent back too. There was just nothing there when she is sent back in the past and meets her mother Kathryn, her father Kierman and brother Brody and Reeves. Her mother did speak to her and explain why she was sent in the future with Reilly O'Malley has her protector. But then her family just ups and leaves.

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    Julie Blair 08-21-16
    Julie Blair 08-21-16
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    "Meh.....I I'm on the fence with this one."

    the storyline was fairly weak. The narrator was entertaining. I just did not do to me what the other books do

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