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To Scotland with Love

(Kilts and Quilts #1)

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Welcome to the charming Scottish seaside town of Gandiegow—where two people have returned home for different reasons, but to find the same thing.…

Caitriona Macleod gave up her career as an investigative reporter for the role of perfect wife. But after her husband is found dead in his mistress’s bed, a devastated Cait leaves Chicago for the birthplace she hasn’t seen sinc
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Mass Market Paperback, 362 pages
Published June 3rd 2014 by Signet
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Pam
Jun 19, 2014 rated it did not like it
When I read the blurb it sounded like the book had a lot of promise. I was deeply disappointed. In the opening chapters I couldn't get past Cait's deceitful attitude toward Graham. She was nice to his face but was still gathering information to betray him with a news story about his life, so she could benefit from it. It really turned me off on her character. I read on, because I liked Graham but I just couldn't get past how little I cared about the female lead and what happened to her. I put th ...more
Alisha
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
great, but have tissue handy
Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
To Scotland With Love was my first novel by this author. I must admit to not being as huge a fan of contemporary romance as I am of historicals, but now and then I find one I really like. This book was very sweet and very sad at the same time. I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to read the next one in the series.

Caitriona Macleod had gave up her career as an investigative reporter for what she thought was the perfect marriage. Then her husband ends up dead in his mistress bed and it turns her wo
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Sophia
A village romance set on the Scottish coast? Caledonia take me away! When I read this blurb just the setting and backdrop alone were enough to make me pick up the book. I had never read this author's stuff so I was crossing my fingers that she had a nice descriptive writing voice. And she did, village life, village characters and a tangled up romance was all sewn together well.

The story opens when Cait McLeod returns to her childhood home with tail tucked between her legs just needing to lick he
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Lea's Audiobooks Hensley
Just tried Patience Griffin's To Scotland with Love narrated by Kirsten Potter. The narration is great just as I thought it would be. But the heroine drove me a bit crazy and it was a DNF after an hour or two.

A woman returns to her hometown in Scotland - now a widow - and is certainly feeling down and, I must say, bitchy. A mega star - a former Sexiest Man Alive - is missing (as he often is) and she finds him there complete with a son he has attempted to keep away from the media. He's nice to he
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Jessica
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Looking at this cover, I thought I was picking up a historical romance from Scotland. Much to my surprise, and delight, To Scotland With Love is actually a contemporary romance that follows the story of Cait as she leaves America to go back to her hometown in Scotland, only to find something, or someone, she wasn't quite expecting…

When Cait's husband dies in his mistress's bed, she is more than ready to leave that life behind and find the only family she has left back in Scotland. When she arriv
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Ashley
May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: travel
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

"Watch your heart. It's a hard thing to take back once ye've given it away."
Deydie, Cait's grandma said this to her through the reading of this book. And it stuck with me. Deydie has been living on her own, since Cait's father uprooted her and her mother to America, where her mother ended up dying. After the death of her husband, Caitie decided to move back to home to Scotland. Hoping that her gran would allow her to be back in her lif
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Gretchen
May 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked this book. The characters had depth and grew through the story. The descriptions of the small coastal village and the ladies who live there drew me in. The conflict between the hero and heroine was realistic, and the internal struggles each dealt with were developed well. There is a very sad element, but even that was woven into the story in such a way that it not only made sense, it enhanced the theme. There were also several small details that I smiled at, and made me think the author ...more
Judie Dooley
May 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I won this book from a goodreads giveaway. Thank you for picking me as a winner. This story takes place in a Scottish seaside town. great story line and true to life characters.I didn't want to put it down--needed to know what was going to happen next. it's the story of family and friends- their ups and downs. Some of it will make you laugh, but a lot will leave you with tears. I don't want to tell you the story--just let me say I don't think you will be disappointed . If you like a good love st ...more
Michelle Mattenson
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Patience (my friend, Pewdie) as I know her from high school, wrote this novel which has a lot of characteristics of a book that I like to read. It was filled with romance, of course, but she also added human interests such as her defiant grandmother, dealing with an illness, and my favorite, quilting with friends. Her setting, a fictional town, Gandiegow, Scotland, depicted a wonderful seaside village that is a close-knitted community. Several days later, I would even ...more
Leann Harris
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book set on the Scottish shoreline. I loved how the author wove the quilting into the book and set up the series. The story moves you from a heroine who thinks she has no one in the world to finding her place in her hometown and putting to rest the hurts and ghosts of the past.

It was a touching story. Caitriona Macleod is a woman in search of her life and returns to the town of her birth and runs into Graham Buchanan, a famous movie star. Caitriona and Graham are wonderful charac
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Eileen
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, kindle
what a good beginning to a new series for a new author. I loved it! A woman has to make a big change and what better way than to go home to a small town on a coast in Scotland and start all over. The story was charming, heartfelt and engrossing. The whole town got involved and the quilting group was a force to reckon with. There were multiple storylines working throughout and relationships that had to be worked on from the ground up. I'm looking forward to more stories from the up and coming aut ...more
Beth
Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

This is the first book I have read by Patience Griffin and it was really quite beautiful. I generally read books that have some humour in or are a little dark or have some suspense in them but this I would say was a romance/drama. I loved the town setting and the quilting circle, I enjoyed the characters and the story, although I did get annoyed with Cait and her "story". I must say that part of this book made me want to sob, while I have read books that have made me cry before this one
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Cindy
Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Wow! Scotland and quilts are the perfect combination for this romance. (I am a little biased since I am a quilter). Catriona MacCloud is a thirty one year old journalist, who returns to her birthplace, after her husband is found dead in his mistress's bed. In Scotland, she meets a reclusive movie star, Graham Buchanan, who struggles with his less than perfect relationship to his son and grandson.

It was so refreshing to read a romance with complex characters, real life struggles, and relationshi
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Shannon
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic read! Aside from the excellent writing, the best part of this fictional work is the use of real life situations. This book is rooted on the concept of second chances. A second chance after death, divorce, career failure, etc- and through overcoming life struggles, individuals can still find hope, love, and acceptance. I love books that provide a common element, and then take the reader on an escapist adventure, with witty humor, true humanity, and a great ending. If you are look ...more
Simara
I got this book thinking it was a Highlander story but it is set in modern day Scotland. The things I learned by listening to this book are:
- Scottish men were amazing hundreds of years ago... and they still are!
- I absolutely love the Scottish accent
- Great narration makes the time go by quicker.
Yes I recommend this book! It's not only set in Scotland with that amazing accent and great narration but our hero is also a movie star... I'm in love!
BJ Rose
Jul 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Really closer to 3.5*, but just couldn't like it enough for 4*, mainly because I ran out of patience with Cait. (view spoiler) Eventually, she came around, but it just took too long.
Terrie
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Being Scot/Irish myself this book had extra appeal. I love the characters and can't wait for a continuation of the story. I cried as if I truly knew them and felt their pain.

I won this book from Goodreads Firstreads.
Michelle Miles
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC and loved this book. It was a wonderful story with fantastic characters who are so real and well crafted. I am totally in love with this small coastal town and want to move there straightaway. 'Twas a verra good story and I canna wait to read more from this author! :)
Missy Nelson
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Loved this book. Did not want to like this character. Such a poignant story. Really wanted a miracle. I cried and cried at the end. A wonderful story. So many wonderful characters. I won this book on Goodreads.
Cagney
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Griffin's book will take you on a journey, not just to another country, but also on a journey of love, death, reconciliation, and quilting. Her words pull you in and leaves you unable to put the book down even after the last page is turned. This book is not to be missed!
Micielle
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Always enjoy Mrs Patience Griffin books and what I've read so far this is going to be a smash also.
Saly
Jul 08, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a strictly okay book and lacking in details in places. h moves back to the Scottish village of her birth after her cheating husband dies. She allowed her friendship and career to lapse for said husband. In the village lives her grandmother who is to be honest a shrew. Then, we have the hero a famous actor, age not mentioned who has a secret 25/26 yr old son and 6-yr-old grandson. This read more like women's fiction tbh and I didn't like reading about death(view spoiler) ...more
Pamela
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads-gift
What a great debut effort! To Scotland with Love, by Patience Griffin, is a contemporary romance set in a quaint Scottish village. I usually read historical fiction, or historical romances, so I wasn't sure I would like reading about Scotland in the 21st century. Well, the author, really drew me in.
The characters are totally fleshed out. The heroine is sassy and sarcastic, with a LOT of emotional baggage. The sexy film star hero also has a ton of problems. How in the world will these two get t
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Brianne
Feb 01, 2015 added it
Shelves: did-not-finish
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Bonnie
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
A delightful read set in a fictional place called Gandiegow. The setting of a seaside town in Scotland appeals to me. The main character, Caitriona, returns to Gandiegow, leaving behind Chicago after her husband dies in his mistress' bed. She tries to reconcile with her grandmother which takes awhile as her grandmother is heartbroken over losing her daughter, Caitriona's mother, and her husband. Caitriona gets a second chance for love and also for family and friendship.
the-olivemoth
Feb 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
I cried several times. Anyone who's struggled with familial relationships and/or feeling like a fuck up will relate. Loved it.
Kathleen Baldwin
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've read an ARC copy. A delightful book, full of interesting dialog and great writing. I felt it was a well rounded story, more than just a romance, a rich commentary on life.
Jennifer
May 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
Caitriona Macleod has returned to the small town of Gandigow, Scotland after an 18 year absence. Recently widowed from a cheating husband, she doesn't really know who she is anymore. She used to be an investigative journalist in Chicago, but her husband made her give it up to be more of a housewife. He also didn't let her go back to visit her grandmother back in Scotland. When we meet her, she's very done with men. However, I would have liked to have read more about her relationship with her dec ...more
Lesley
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this!
I am not keen on Americans writing Scottish novels, and it does come through that it's written by an American - or maybe that's just me because I am Scottish. But Patience Griffin has written a lovely romance with this one, and I made the very bad mistake of reading this during lunch break at work, where I proceeded to read the saddest part of the book (no spoilers!), and actually sobbed at one point, with tears running down my face! Thank goodness I was on my own in my office :)
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Award-winning author Patience Griffin has been writing and sewing her whole life but didn’t discover her love of quilting until her late thirties. She decided the best way to acquire her first quilt was to make one for herself. At nearly the same time, she started commuting three and half hours a day for her dream engineering job. To pass the time on the long drive, she got hooked on audiobooks—es ...more

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Kilts and Quilts (7 books)
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  • The Accidental Scot (Kilts and Quilts, #4)
  • The Trouble With Scotland (Kilts and Quilts, #5)
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