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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Review: To Scotland with Love (Kilts and Quilts #1) by Patience Griffin

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 since she was a child. She’s hoping to heal and to reconnect with her gran. The last thing she expects to find in Gandiegow is the Sexiest Man Alive! She just may have stumbled on the ticket to reigniting her career—if her heart doesn’t get in the way.

Graham Buchanan is a movie star with many secrets. A Gandiegow native, he frequently hides out in his hometown between films. He also has a son he’ll do anything to protect. But Cait Macleod is too damn appealing—even if she is a journalist.

Quilting with her gran and the other women of the village brings Cait a peace she hasn’t known in years. But if she turns in the story about Graham, Gandiegow will never forgive her for betraying one of its own. Should she suffer the consequences to resurrect her career? Or listen to her battered and bruised heart and give love another chance?


*~*~*~*~* Review *~*~*~*~*

Absolutely charming is exactly how I’d describe To Scotland With Love. Set in a beautifully picturesque Scottish seaside town, this story is the perfect setting for a heartwarming romance. And heartwarming, it most certainly is.

The heroine, Cait, begins the story as a scorned, heartbroken and bitter woman. But after meeting Graham, she begins to open up, her walls slowly crumbling, and a sweeter, kinder and more loving Cait surfaces. Her passion for life is breathtaking, and to watch her character grow is a beautiful treat. Graham, our hero, is nothing like what you’d expect out of a big time “actor.” He’s very private and determined to keep his personal life out of the limelight. So when he drops his guard and lets Cait in close, his vulnerability is simply adorable. He’s a very sweet character with so much depth.

The chemistry that Cait and Graham have is divine. It’s evident from the beginning that these two are meant for one another, but it’s their emotional struggle that makes their romance so poignantly beautiful. They deal with issues of trust and honesty, and the lengths that these two go to fight the inevitable, makes the HEA so much sweeter.

With a setting like coastal Scotland, and wonderful characters that are easy to fall in love with, this debut book is a must read this summer for any fan of a real, raw and charming romance.

Rating:  5 stars

I received a paperback copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All conclusions reached are my own.  

2 comments:

holdenj said...

I love the cover, that is certainly charming all on its' own. Thanks for the info, just reserved it at the library!

Marie Haney said...

It's a great read! You'll be glad you did :)

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