Review: It Happened in Scotland by Patience Griffin

Author: Patience Griffin
Series: Kilts & Quilts #6
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Publisher
Pages: 379
Reviewer: Marie
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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From the author of The Trouble With Scotland—a charming new romance set in the beautiful Scottish Highlands.

Christmas in the sleepy Scottish fishing village of Gandiegow this year is a time for quilting, patching up broken hearts, and rekindling an old flame...

After pulling herself out of a three-year fog of grief over the loss of her husband, Joe, Rachel is bringing their five-year-old daughter to see his hometown of Gandiegow and visit with his grandfather. But Rachel wasn’t planning on running into Joe’s cousin, the man who made her have second thoughts at the altar...

Brodie has come home to help his grandfather’s fishing business, but he’d prefer not to see Rachel. Although she did break his heart six years ago, the grip she has on him hasn’t faltered. If they can stop butting heads long enough and learn to overcome the past, they may find new love in the new year...

Marie's Thoughts
The Kilts and Quilts series has been one that I feel is an underrated collection of stories that are well written, sweet and heart-warming. I picked up the first one when it was first released, and I instantly fell in love with Ms. Griffin’s writing style, her characters, and her love of Scotland.

It Happened in Scotland is the sixth book of this charming series, and while it isn’t the best of the bunch, it certainly doesn’t disappoint. It’s a wonderful story about second chances that warms your heart and might even squeeze out a few tears, especially if you become emotionally invested in to Rachel and Brodie as they rekindle their old, and still very much alive, romance.

Ms. Griffin does a fantastic job at developing her characters as she goes, and the evolution of Rachel throughout the course of the story adds to the grandiose romanticism of the story. Add in the sometimes-quirky supporting cast of characters, and you have quite the well-rounded, deeply layered story, complete with a wonderful backdrop in the Scottish Highlands.

If you haven’t picked up this series yet, I highly recommend that you do. And while reading the whole series is beneficial, it isn’t one-hundred percent necessary. So, do yourself a favor, and give It Happened in Scotland a try. I guarantee you’ll be hooked.

I read and reviewed a paperback copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Loved "It Happened In Scotland". Patience did an amazing job of connecting you with the townspeople! As with all of her books, you feel like you are part of the family! Great job!