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A Single Woman

4.81  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Isla Cameron. headmistress at an elite girl’s school in Glasgow, is determinedly single, adroitly avoiding all attempts at matchmaking by a close friend.

Widower Alasdair MacLeod is grieving for the wife he lost two years earlier, struggling as the single father of two teenagers, and frustrated by the well-meaning interference of his in-laws.

When a proposed school trip to F
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Published May 9th 2019 by Cala Publishing
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Alasdair MacLeod’s grief over the death of his wife two years earlier felt all encompassing. His two teenage children, Fiona and Robbie coped with the loss of their mother in their own way, while Alasdair’s father-in-law Matt and his wife Bel helped the best they could. Fi belonged to an all girl’s school in Glasgow and idolized the headmistress, Isla Cameron who’d been in that position for the past ten years. Isla was happily single, living in a small flat with her cat Sooty, catching up with h ...more
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Highly recommended!

Special thanks to Maggie Christensen for an ARC of her newest novel, A SINGLE WOMAN which enabled me to read it and write this unbiased review.

I have always been interested in Scotland, so was delighted to discover that Glasgow, Scotland is the setting for this well written modern novel.
The realistic characters, setting and storyline drew me in. When Bel and Matt Reid went for their morning walk along Loch Lomond, I felt that I was with the
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A Single Woman marks the eleventh novel from Australian author Maggie Christensen. A Single Woman is also the third issue in Maggie Christensen’s Scottish tales series. There are loose connections only to the previous two books in this series, so it is very easy to settle into this engaging new tale from the queen of mature age fiction, Maggie Christensen. With themes of overcoming grief and loss, opening up your heart to others and new starts, this
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
If you haven’t read the other books in this series, you’d have no problem whatsoever in making this one your first: it’s very much a stand-alone story featuring different main characters, with enough detail to understand what went before – but I hope it might introduce you to an author whose books you might enjoy as much as I do.

The author’s story-telling is just wonderful: she introduces you to her characters, sets the scene, and the story then unfolds around you – and her characters are always
Anne Rightler
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Single Woman is an entertaining love story by Maggie Christensen. Being connected to two other books from this author (The Good Sister and Isobel’s Promise) it was fun to see familiar characters who are in this book. While part of a series, one can read the books as stand alone as the author does a nice job of filling in back stories. In A Single Woman, set in the beautiful country of Scotland, readers are introduced to Isla and Alasdair who are both single and heading to middle age. Isla is w ...more
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
💞 Gentle romance with grown-up issues 👍

I find author Maggie Christensen's romances so sympathetic and easy to identify with. Her heroines are mature, with some bruises from life experience, but still somehow finding their way to love. Girls School Headmistress Isla and grieving single father Alasdair are both in their forties and leery of romantic entanglement. Their slowly budding relationship is not all roses. With an extended family still trying to cope with his wife's death, Alasda
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After reading and loving The Good Sister and Isobel's Promise, I was happy to read this follow-up and Maggie C. did not disappoint. Once again she beautifully constructs a love story of a mature couple who find each other in their forties. Isla, the headmistress of an all girls school and Alasdair, a widower with two teenage children slowly and carefully find their way toward each other. The cast of secondary characters are terrific and so varied, but Fiona will always be my favorite. Now that y ...more
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love reading Maggie's books because they make me feel good. They aren't about skinny young women, they are real. Women who aren't one size or age. They give hope that you can find love at any age. Her characters are strong and easy to relate too. The stories are ones that you can easily fall in love with and this book was no different. After losing his wife Alesdaire is raising his kids alone and he's lonely. Isla has always put herself last and threw herself into work. Finding their way to ea ...more
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
I received this book as an e copy to read and review and I loved it and read it on a wet autumn day . I love anything set in Scotland , and the author mentions streets and places which are familiar to anyone who has visited the country. The characters in this book are believeable, we first meet some of them in Maggie's earlier book Isobel's promise, but if the earlier book has not been read anyone can pick up the story in A Single Woman . I love that the author writes about older couples finding ...more
Meg Martin
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a delightful story about Isla and Alasdair, even the names are lovely. It's a story about life, so includes happy, sad, real life challenges and also many ways to meet those challenges with grace. This author has the ability to bring her characters to life and shortly into the book you feel you have known them a long time. All of a sudden you are rooting for their happiness and wishing for a 'happily ever after' ending. I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading more of ...more
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Maggie’s mature romances. Isla and Alasdair’s story shows how we can overcome tragedies to find love again. You won’t be able to put it down.
Ellen Gardner
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've read The Good Sister and Isobel's Promise so I was really looking forward to A Single Woman and it didn't disappoint. As the book is set in my home town of Glasgow I could relate to a lot of the street names and landmarks. The characters are so believable and easy to relate to. Thank you Maggie for another great story about love in the later years of life.
Dennis Johnson
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful story of second chance love and romance about an "older" couple (in their forties). I, too, found my second chance love at 40 and this was a delightful story to relate with. Sometimes the second chance around is the best there is after all - and I know many couples who would agree whole heartedly. A very good story that is beautiful with realities and love conquers all in the end. I am glad I had the opportunity to read and review this book.
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Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Romance at its best. Isla teaches at a private school. She’s definitely single and surprised when love comes her way. Loved it and shouldn’t be missed out once it’s released.
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the continuation of the Scottish series that began with The Good Sister & Isobel’s promise. It could be read as a standalone but you would enjoy it more if you read the previous two books.

Isla is the headmistress of a prestigious girl’s school and has devoted her life to her career. Alasdair McLeod is a widower with two children to care for – one of which is in a wheelchair and attends the school that Isla administers. His family feel that enough time has passed for him to seek the c
Julie Cobham
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Maggie has done it again! Believable characters with all their human frailties overcome life's obstacles to have a feel good happy ending. I've read all Maggie's books and thoroughly enjoyed them. If you're looking for a good read, look no further.
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After a career in education, Maggie Christensen began writing contemporary women’s fiction portraying mature women facing life-changing situations. Her travels inspire her writing, be it her frequent visits to family in Oregon, USA or her home on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. Maggie writes of mature heroines coming to terms with changes in their lives and the heroes worthy of them.
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