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To Scotland with Love

(Kilts and Quilts #1)

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3.82  ·  Rating details ·  1,095 ratings  ·  228 reviews
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 since she was a child. She's hoping to heal and reconnect with her gran. The last thing she expects to find in Gandiegow is the Sexiest Man Alive. She j ...more
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Published September 8th 2014 by Tantor Audio (first published June 3rd 2014)
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Pam
Jun 19, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
great, but have tissue handy
Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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Alba M.
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Olga
Oct 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un libro muy bonito ( y sencillo) que habla de amistad, el compañerismo, las segundas oportunidades ( con la familia, con uno mismo y con el amor) y de la muerte (siempre presente en nuestras vidas)...

Lo único que ha fallado ha sido la horrorosa traducción ( había capítulos que no sabia lo que estaba leyendo de la mala traducción que se ha hecho, parecía un corta y pega de un traductor de Google)...

Seguiré a esta autora ya que es el primero de una saga.
S a n d r a
Jul 08, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lo-tengo, read-2017
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A ver, la historia en sí tampoco es que sea mala, aunque tampoco diría que buena... Pero si estuviera bien traducida y sin tantas faltas y despropósitos de la mani del traductor, sería una lectura entretenida. Con cómo está escrita la edición española, no me cabe en la cabeza que alguien lo pueda disfrutar...
Lo mejor, sin duda, Mattie; lo peor, el traductor. Que paguen a alguien por algo tan horrible no entra en mi cabeza.
Myself
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2/5 No le pongo más porque es tan mala la traducción y tiene unas faltas de ortografía tan flagrantes que ya no he podido concentrarme en la historia. Ediciones Kiwi perpetra el crimen. Y eso que Graham prometía
Jessica
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Leann Harris
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Sharon
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Three tissues, an oh dear and an oh my...I read this in one gulp. A modern day quilting romance. Cait leaves Chicago after the death of her cheating husband to return to Scotland and her grandmother. Her Scottish hometown is also where heartthrob actor Graham lives when he isn't filming. A journalist by trade, Cait has the story of a lifetime in exposing Graham's real life. In trying to decide what to do Cait reconnects with her roots and learns what really matters in life. There were no real su ...more
Judie Dooley
May 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Eileen
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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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Shannon
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Cindy
Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Carmen
Jun 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, 1-estrella
La historia está bien, tiene muchas posibilidades pero le falla la traducción (tengo que suponer que es eso). Hay expresiones traducidas literalmente del inglés lo que carece de sentido narrativo. Esto hace que desmerezca una historia que como tal es entretenida, en algunos momentos incluso divertida, y tiene carga dramática. Amor, familia, amigos... la novela toca muchos puntos.
No puedo darle más puntuación por los errores gramaticales que tiene.
BJ Rose
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.
Simara
Sep 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
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!
Missy Nelson
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Michelle Miles
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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! :)
Terrie
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Cagney
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
Always enjoy Mrs Patience Griffin books and what I've read so far this is going to be a smash also.
Pamela
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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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  • Some Like It Scottish (Kilts and Quilts, #3)
  • The Accidental Scot (Kilts and Quilts, #4)
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