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Christmas in the small village of Gandiegow brings holiday cheer—and a chance for love between two strangers…When her father is injured in an accident, Edinburgh engineer Pippa McDonnell comes home to Gandiegow to take over the family business, the North Sea Valve Company. Now she’s working overtime trying to fix NSV’s finances and find the cash to get her father proper meChristmas in the small village of Gandiegow brings holiday cheer—and a chance for love between two strangers…When her father is injured in an accident, Edinburgh engineer Pippa McDonnell comes home to Gandiegow to take over the family business, the North Sea Valve Company. Now she’s working overtime trying to fix NSV’s finances and find the cash to get her father proper medical care.One possibility is to accept a partnership with MTech, an American firm desperate to get their hands on her da’s innovative valve design. He was against bringing in outsiders, but Pippa is desperate enough to at least listen to MTech’s charming representative Max McKinley.As Christmas approaches and with the help of Gandiegow's meddling quilters, Pippa and Max slowly find themselves attracted to each other. Max seems honorable, but is he there to steal the valve design…or Pippa’s heart?...

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  • 1-Click Addict Support Group
    2019-05-15 09:58

    I want to love this series. It has the most amazing cast of secondary characters in the little village of Gandiegow. A rural Scottish village, with quaint homes, a local pub, biddy-body old women, and sexy men. The world building is amazing, I feel like I belong, and when I look up from my book I am genuinely shocked to still be in my own country and not one of the seaside cottages. I want to stroll down the path and join Deydie with a quilting party, I want a shot of whiskey from the pub. I do appreciate good Scotch. Pippa, our main heroine is a firecracker, with sassy red hair and a Scottish burr that I could hear in my head as I read. In so many ways, she is strong, independent, and so sure of her abilities. I couldn't help but love her at first sight. Watching her manipulate poor Max in the beginning was magic, and had me laughing out loud. Max is just an all around good guy. He plays the good sport to Pippa's manipulations, and before long he is participating in every Christmas tradition the town can throw at him, plus some. He's helping old ladies cross the road, he's winning the hearts of the children, helping build props for the Christmas Pageant, delivering food to the poor. How can you not love a man like that? He has come to town to close a deal between Pippa's company and his and he is even on her side, determined not to let his company swindle the town he's so growing to love. Their sparks came flying off the pages and threatened to light the night on fire as I read. They tried to deny it, but being such overall awesome characters, they just had so much to love about each other. And the chemistry between them was palpable. Loved it! Now that sad part. The actual romance was down right annoying. Constantly second guessing each other, refusing to trust each other. Believing in relationships that very obviously didn't exist, and continuously pushing each other away because of it. The jealousy these non-existent secondary relationships caused was so ridiculous it had me laughing as I read the arguments. I thought I was reading about adults. Not high-schoolers. The way the townspeople focused on these non existent relationships was distracting and rather annoying. Oh, they're going to marry. But they've never even kissed, dated, or loved each other. WHAT? Maybe it's a culture thing. I don't know. Even with the unbelievable conflict in the relationship, I still had to be pretty positive in my rating simply because it was just such a fun read. The writing is excellent, the characters are like part of the family, and Gandiegow. Oh, to be in Gandiegow. I didn't even need the romance. I could just read about these quirky characters and be completely content. ~ George, 3.5 stars

  • OpenBookSociety.com
    2019-04-27 10:48

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/th...The Accidental ScotKilts and Quilts series, Book #4By Patience GriffinISBN13: 9780451476388Author’s Website: http://www.patiencegriffin.comReview brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra Synopsis: Christmas in the small village of Gandiegow brings holiday cheer—and a chance for love between two strangers…When her father is injured in an accident, Edinburgh engineer Pippa McDonnell comes home to Gandiegow to take over the family business, the North Sea Valve Company. Now she’s working overtime trying to fix NSV’s finances and find the cash to get her father proper medical care.One possibility is to accept a partnership with MTech, an American firm desperate to get their hands on her da’s innovative valve design. He was against bringing in outsiders, but Pippa is desperate enough to at least listen to MTech’s charming representative Max McKinley.As Christmas approaches and with the help of Gandiegow’s meddling quilters, Pippa and Max slowly find themselves attracted to each other. Max seems honorable, but is he there to steal the valve design…or Pippa’s heart?Review:The Accidental Scot, a continuation of the Kilts and Quilts series was a delightful read. I found I was quickly engaged and re-entrenched in the lives of the residents of Gandiegow; it was like I had not been away at all reading other books :) . In her writing way, Patience Griffin has created a cast of characters who are relatable, engaging and down right entertaining.The story begins with Pippa attending the funeral of Kenneth Campbell. Pippa comes to the realization that if things do not change, the next funeral the town might be attending will be her for her da. From here, one can surmise that Pippa was having none of that! She would do whatever was necessary to assist her da (referred to as ‘the McDonnell’) in his recovery from his accident as well as facilitating good financial health back into the North Sea Valve Company (NSV). Oh…and let’s not forget Pippa’s third challenge…keeping everyone from pressuring her into marrying Ross now that she was home. One of Pippa’s first steps would be to take a meeting with a representative from MTech (an American firm desperate for this valve design). She also brainstorms and comes up with the idea to auction the ruggedly handsome men (bachelors only of course) of the village off to raise funds. I loved how she spoke to the men of the town (the whole lot of them were like brothers to her) when discussing this plan:“Each of you will be shaved, showered, and kilted. And there better not be the stink of bluidy fish on any one of you. Do ye hear?”Enter Max McKinley, MTech’s representative. He is sent to Scotland to close the deal with the NSV Company. I got the sen se at that point in time, his boss Miranda Weymouth and Roger Gibbons (MTech’s president) are definitely keeping him in the dark about the specifics of their actual objectives…they just want a pretty face to go and close the deal. So, Max’s task is to meet with Lachlan and Alistair McDonnell and convince them to go into partnership for the subsea shutoff valve.Max’s first introduction to the local people of Gandiegow is when he walks into the local watering hole where he is served by Pippa. And they all know who he is and why he is in town…. And they certainly put him through the wringer. As with all small towns…the inhabitants are a close knit bunch. They are all so colorful and I quite enjoyed their comradery, scheming and all around caring for each other.As with any romance book…there has to be romance. Max was certainly in a quandary when he started falling for Pippa…especially since the deal with North Sea Valve Company (NSV) was not a done deal (and his job depended on securing this deal):“His career was on the line and he was letting a nice piece of lass get in the way of closing the deal. But he couldn’t text Miranda back. What could he tell her about the deal? That NSV’s chief engineer kissed like a veritable love goddess or that she hade him as hard as a concrete pier? How about that he’d spent his time making Christmas presents and drinking with the locals instead of discussing the subsea shutoff value?”There was a lot of development on many secondary storylines, which brought in characters from previous books in the series. However, there is enough back story provided so that if this is your first read in the series, it would not be difficult to catch on to the characters and how they all fit together.I would have to say that to date, this is by far my favorite of the Kilts and Quilts series. I loved how the romance played out. The auction of bachelors was a hoot. All in all – a great read. I cannot wait for the next book in the series: The Trouble With Scotland (Kilts and Quilts #5).*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*

  • SOS Aloha
    2019-05-10 10:54

    Tuig thus’ an t-eathar, 's tuigidh an t-eathar thu.Understand the boat and the boat will understand you.The Accidental Scot is Book 4 in Patience Griffin's contemporary series, Kilts and Quilts, set in Northeast Alba, overlooking the mighty North Sea. I loved the first book, To Scotland With Love - a double nominee for the 2015 Rita Award. I received Books 2 and 3 just before I moved across town; I hope they are tucked away in an unopened box. Griffin asked me to review Book 4 ... and I jumped at the opportunity. In the first three books, American women escaped to Gandiegow following failures in their lives. They soon discovered warmth and romance among the kilts and quilts. In The Accidental Scot, it is a handsome American engineer who arrives in Gandiegow to offer a partnership with "the McDonnell" who owns North Sea Valve Company. Max's boss believes his honest face and technical skills will win over "the McDonnell". Instead, Max meets Pippa McDonnell who is holding together the company after her father's accident. Pippa is skeptical of Max's intentions and sets out to show him the "human" side of the company. She integrates him into the village's Yuletide celebrations not realizing Max's only flaw is his humbug attitude of Christmas. But this is Scotland! Pippa, along with the colorful denizens of Gandiegow, warm Max's heart to the festive season and an unexpected romance. Pippa and Max seems like polar opposites - Scot versus Yank, village girl versus city boy, small business versus big corporation. Yet they are both engineers and realize they can retool their circumstances to find happiness. It was pure joy to read how Pippa and Max fell in love with a little help from old Scots magic. I also appreciated Griffin's vivid descriptions:The small village of Gandiegow hugged the coastline in an arc with a smattering of houses and buildings. The town looked as if an artist had painted it there to add visual interest to the snow dusted bluffs rising out of the North Sea. For a moment, he stood peering down the narrow walkway that expanded to the other end of town. this strip of concrete was the only thing that separated the ocean from the village. He really should go inside the pub - he was freezing his ass off - but he couldn't get over it. One strong wave and the town could be washed away, the sixty-three houses and various establishments pulled out to sea. Who in their right mind would live near such danger looming outside their door?The Yank learned the Scots lived by their love for the land, sea, and each other. I have visited Alba twice and wandered the coastline in search of crumbling castles. Go raibh maith agat (thank you), Patience, for taking me back to Alba.Now I need to find Books 2 and 3! Recommended read for fans of small town romance, an honorable hero, a capable heroine, and all things Scottish.

  • Kiersten
    2019-05-22 10:46

    NOTE: I received an advance copy in a contest in exchange for an honest and fair review.Max McKinley is a man on a mission: get the patents for North Sea Valve's revolutionary shut off valve for his company. Pippa McDonnell is on a mission of her own: save her father's company from drowning after his accident leaves him incapacitated. Sparks fly with a case of mistaken identity, a case of highland flu, and a bachelor auction Pippa has arranged to raise funds to help with her father's medical care. Throw in Max's scheming boss and the meddling community of Gandiegow, and you get a book filled with laughs, tears, and joy.I'll be honest; the plot ending was predictable. Ms. Griffin seems to have the same consequences for unprotected sex in all of her books, if you catch my drift. The night that led to that situation was well written, but the idea that just one night of passion automatically means conception gnaws at me. I'm not sure if that's personal preference, but it adds an element that smacks too much of hypermoralism.However, the book more than redeems itself with character development and momentum. Max's reluctance about the holiday season and all it entails in Gandiegow resonates with me for similar reasons to his, and Pippa's hope to save her father's company without sacrificing the one patent that could save thousands of lives is written well without being sappy. The characters are real, human, and not perfect, making it believable and not saccharine like similar authors have done lately. Meddling Deydie is up to her meddling ways again in this book with hilarious results, but you still often want to take her broom to her at some points. You can't help but feel for Pippa's situation; having to come home to help her father and his company when she was working her way up the ladder away from Gandiegow, the whole town assuming that she and another bloke are promised to each other when neither of them want to get married to each other because they are as close as siblings, and now trying to handle a very charming representative who has wormed his way into her heart.All in all, an entertaining return visit to a charming town in Scotland. I am looking forward to reading the next one, and will have a hard time waiting until April!

  • Pam
    2019-05-16 04:46

    This is an enjoyable sweet romance with delightful characters. Set in the beautiful Scottish small town of Gandiegow where the residents are like family and the hero fits in almost like he was born here.Pippa McDonnell moved away years ago to make her own way in life but came home when her father had an accident. She is running the company until he gets back on his feet, unfortunately her father needs more than just rest to heal and she needs to raise money for the therapy. To make matters worse, she has invited MTech back to revisit their proposal of investing in their valve.Max McKinley is an up and coming executive at MTech; they are interested in investing in the North Sea Valve Company and he has traveled from Texas during the holiday season much to the dismay of his family, to negotiate with NSV. He is taken by the area and the residents and immerses himself in the lives of these people, even participating in Christmas projects when he has sworn to stay away from anything Christmas.Pippa keeps him guessing on many fronts as she is not sure she trusts him. She is vague about the business venture, does not let him meet her father in the beginning and leaves him questioning how they feel about each other.Another good addition to the Kilts and Quilts series and although I have not read them all, it can easily be read as a standalone. Many of the characters have been featured in previous books but the author keeps a new reader informed.Pippa is very likeable, a strong woman who wants to help her father and the town, as the factory is very important to the area. I did have a few issues with her, mainly the way she acted with Max, she would kiss him and act like she wanted to be with him, then something would happen and she would be pissed, there is a lot of push and pulling and it got a little tiresome. Especially when Max’s boss Miranda came, Pippa never could believe that they were just employees and often accused him of wanting Miranda.I adored Max, loved the way he jumped right in and helped anyone he could. Even when the residents were waiting for Pippa to marry Ross, her childhood friend, the people still really liked Max as long as he stayed away from Pippa. His aversion to Christmas was rooted in several tragedies that happened to his family during the holiday, he was gracious enough to help the town with their festivities.There were several secondary stories going on at the same time and I liked how they fit in, her father and Freda have issues that need to be resolved as well as Father Andrew and Moira, these stories did not take away from the main story, more like a real town where many lives continue to live and grow. I did get tired of Miranda, she would not leave Max alone and often caused problems for both the residents as well as Max, she was a pain and I could have done with less of her.The pace worked well and all stories were satisfactorily resolved. I am intrigued by the next story as it will be with Ross; the hometown boy that everyone would love to see have a happy ending, but another American comes to town, fun! All in all a cute romance with heart and warmth.Review at: Ramblings from a Chaotic MindCopy from the publisher for an honest review

  • Julie
    2019-05-18 09:02

    The Accidental Scot by Patience Griffin is part of her Kilts and Quilts series, and it can easily be read as a stand alone novel. Some characters have undoubtedly been introduced in prior books, however, all the primary and secondary characters are fully developed.The main characters are Pippa McDonnell and Max McKinley are delightful together, it just takes them a while to see that! I loved that Pippa was an intelligent young woman who didn’t mind getting her hands dirty— at the family factory and around the town of Gandiegow. She is not only smart, but a strawberry-blonde beauty. Pippa is beloved in town because of her kind heart. She carries some relationship baggage, but keeps it to herself. Max is a southern gentleman who is originally from Texas. Although he avoids Christmas because it reminds him of past family tragedies, he good-naturedly helps out with all the small town Christmas activities while he is in Gandiegow on business. Miranda, Max’ boss, is a really nasty antagonist whose lack of dating success motivates her to prove herself by pursuing men whether they’re available or not.The Accidental Scot is well written, and steadily paced. The story is set during the Christmas holiday season, and while there are a lot of holiday activities in the town of Gandiegow, the novel does not have an overwhelming holiday feel to it. There are plenty of story lines that the book can be enjoyed throughout the year. Griffin paints an idyllic portrait of life in Northeast Scotland. You definitely experience all five senses while reading. Miranda’s periodic insertion into the story keeps the story conflict on a slow boil throughout the book. If it is not Miranda, then one of the nosy characters from the quaint town of Gandiegow is providing some sort of hurdle for Max or Pippa to overcome. Even though the townsfolk and Pippa’s father overstep their boundaries, all their misguided plans are made out of love.The Accidental Scot is a charming read. As with most romances, the plot is generally predictable, but there are sufficient twists and endearing characters to keep the story interesting. I’m looking forward to devouring the rest of the series.Visit the Book Junkie Reviews blog for more recommendations: https://abookjunkiereviews.wordpress.com

  • Ellie
    2019-04-25 12:34

    The Accidental Scot, Kilts and Quilts #4, by Patience GriffinGrade: B-Pippa McDonnell will do anything to keep the family business alive, including moving back to Gandiegow, Scotland and partnering with an American company on some projects. Pippa didn’t expect the company to be in such bad shape financially and the company and the town need her to make things right. The only way to get out of financial ruin is to work with American based MTech and it’s representative Max McKinley. Max is sexy, charming and Pippa doesn’t trust him one bit to not try and steal her father’s designs. No matter how much Pippa doesn’t trust max her body does and wants nothing more than a taste of the sexy American. Max McKinley knows there is a lot of pressure for him to close the deal with the North Sea Valve Company and nothing will stop him from doing so not even the owner’s daughter Pippa McDonnell. pippa is nothing like any woman max has ever met and no matter how hard he tries keep things between them professional he just can’t seem to keep his hands off her. Max knows he’s in Scotland to close a deal but he might have also lost his heart to a Scottish lass. I struggle so much with this series. I wasn’t a big fan of book three so I was apprehensive going into book four but was excited to get Pippa’s story. I found the first part of this book very slow and predictable. There were a few different times when I put it down and didn’t think I would be able to finish it. About halfway through things changed and the book seemed to come to life and I found that I now could not put it down. I really liked Pippa from start to finish but Max was a lot harder to enjoy. There was something about him that rubbed me the wrong way and so many times I was yelling at him to stop being stupid. I do feel that when my feelings for the book changed so did my feelings for Max. He seemed to turn into a different person, one I really liked. Add in all of the side stories and crazy quilting ladies and I couldn’t believe how much I liked this book. I actually think that the side stories we better than Pippa and Max’s to be honest. All in all this book was good. I am starting to really like this series and the people of Gandiegow are really starting to grow on me. If you can get through the first part of the book it will be worth it.

  • Lateia
    2019-05-22 10:34

    The Accidental Scot is the perfect holiday read! (Really, it's the perfect read period but I love seeing Gandiegow all decked out for Christmas.)Patience Griffin brings readers back to Gandiegow with the story of Pippa, an engineer who's struggling to save the family business after her father has an accident that leaves him unable to work. Desperate to save North Sea Valve and make enough money to provide for her dad's care, she may have to do the one thing her father never wanted to do: bring in outsiders. Max, an American engineer, is hard to resist but Pippa is concerned that he might be there to steal the innovative valve design of her father's. Is he honest and trustworthy or is he just pretending to be attracted to her for his own financial gain?Ms. Griffin does a wonderful job of bringing the reader into the charming town she's created, all while crafting fantastic, and real, romantic conflict. I love the way she lets characters from previous books in this series pop back into the books so we can reconnect with them. While it's hard to pick a favorite because I have LOVED every book in this series, The Accidental Scot may be my favorite. I love books that have strong, smart heroines in unexpected jobs. As a woman who's worked in a male-dominated industry, I really appreciated the way Ms Griffin drew the character of Pippa. Not only was she incredibly smart, she was also warm and feminine and adorable. She's a lady I'd like to introduce my daughter to and in romantic fiction, that's not always the case. Bravo, Ms Griffin, for taking a risk on an engineer. You killed it. If you're looking for the perfect series to gift this season, load up someone's Kindle or shelf with the Kilts and Quilts series. All of them are simply fantastic and your reader will be thrilled.

  • Eileen
    2019-05-20 05:33

    I love this little town of Gandiegow and how the Quilting retreats is one of the main industries for this small seaside Scottish town, and the group of people who inhabit it. The story is about a young woman, Pippa McDonnell, who's come home to help her father and his company, after a terrible accident. She finds that there is an American company that wants its business and she has to figure out what is the best thing for everyone. What she wasn't counting on is the man they sent to negotiate a contract being attractive, good-natured and accommodating. Max McKinley shows up hoping to make a deal with this engineering company but first has to get past the prickly chief engineer of Pippa and show the people of the town that they mean no harm. Easier said than done. I liked that these two were made for each other and had so much in common. I liked Pippa's independence and how she made something of herself. What I didn't care for is her manipulation in stringing Max along, putting Ross in the middle at times, and her jealousy when it really wasn't necessary.I have mixed feelings after I read this book because what was once endearing is now bothering me. I know they look out for their own but sometimes the interference of the two elderly women, Deydie and Bethia, got downright annoying when they didn't give Max and Pippa a chance to figure things out on their own. Enough already!Overall I liked it but there were times I got a bit frustrated with characters. The sidestory of Moira and Father Andrew and the little girl Glenna was heartbreaking but I'm glad that it worked out in the end. I will continue to see Ross get his story because I wonder how each of those Ramsey men are going to find their HEA in this small town.

  • Jenelle
    2019-05-13 05:32

    There is something about this book! I love a good Christmas romance and this one sure hit the spot! I think this was my favorite story so far from the Kilts and Quilts series! Not to mention, the cover for this book is absolutely gorgeous! Pippa has taken over the running of her father's company. She's fully trained and knows what she is doing, but scared for her father who needs medical care that they just can't afford.Max's job is on the line; he has to seal the deal with the North Sea Valve company or lose his job. Pippa certainly is not making it easy for him. Pippa's bright idea to introduce him to the town and make him love it as much as she does so that he doesn't close the company is really a good one, but Max's job is to seal the deal, not what happens to the town afterwards. What he doesn't expect is a fiesty, warm hearted woman that he encounters. It is easy to fall for her. But she has a fiance already and his boss is riding his rear end to get this deal done.But when his boss shows up to speed it along, things go terribly wrong. Max had a previous relationship with her and she is ruining all the good faith he has built within the town. I can't pin point the reason, but this story really drew me. It was, as always with Ms Griffin, absolutely hilarious. I love seeing the characters return from previous books and seeing where they are now, and how much trouble they are causing (Deidie!). I liked the characters. I could not put this book down. Oh, check out Ms Griffin's facebook page. She has lots of really neat giveaways. Now, its the anxious wait for the next book "The Trouble With Scotland"!

  • Krissys
    2019-05-13 13:00

    The Accidental Scot (Kilts and Quilts #4) by Patience Griffin When her father is injured in an accident, Edinburgh engineer Pippa McDonnell comes home to Gandiegow to take over the family business, the North Sea Valve Company. Now she’s working overtime trying to fix NSV’s finances and find the cash to get her father proper medical care.One possibility is to accept a partnership with MTech, an American firm desperate to get their hands on her da’s innovative valve design. He was against bringing in outsiders, but Pippa is desperate enough to at least listen to MTech’s charming representative Max McKinley.As Christmas approaches and with the help of Gandiegow's meddling quilters, Pippa and Max slowly find themselves attracted to each other. Max seems honorable, but is he there to steal the valve design…or Pippa’s heart?My Review: A great holiday book to read for Christmas. Pippa wasn't the type of heroine that really meshed with me as a reader. I liked Max but their relationship wasn't enough to convince me that they belonged together. However, I really liked the town feel and the great detail and the whole growing on me as they grew together. The Accidental Scot was a for sure slow cozy read for the couch cuddle days. My Rating:4 StarsReviewed By: Krissy's Bookshelf Reviewshttp://kkmalott.booklikes.com/Note: I received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley/NAL/Penguin

  • Georgette
    2019-04-27 08:45

    Although I have read all the books so far in this series Kilts N Quilts by Patience Griffin and come to know the format, it does not make the new additions any less enjoyable a read. Especially when it keeps me awake and reading until just past midnight and finishing with a sense of satisfaction. The northeastern town of Gandiegow . The cast so to speak has been set with the main characters of Deydie the Quilting Doyenne and her crew which expands with new additions with each installment. This one includes another returning 'child or sibling'who has fled the town but circumstances call for their return and an irresistible male/female who is part of the complexion of the town. The protagonists in this installment are Pippa McDonnell who is called back from Edinburgh when her Da, The McDonnell is injured in an accident and the family business is at risk which includes employment for many of the seafaring population. Add a handsome McKinley from Houston , Tx(and an ambitious predatory female boss) who is sent to propose a takeover of the vulnerable North Sea Valve Company and voila.you have the ingredients for an easy and engaging read. Looking forward to The Trouble with Scotland in 2016 and Ross, the single fisherman brother of Ramsey of and we are off for another adventure.

  • Reva Merchant
    2019-05-23 12:39

    Patience Griffin almost had me dancing a jig (or whatever they dance in Scotland—the Ceilidh!) This fourth book in the Kilts and Quilts series—The Accidental Scot--is bursting with surprising events, rapturous moments, and a plot that weaves more than a drunken Scottish fisherman. Max McKinley, the handsome Texas businessman, is sent by his boss to grab the small-town Gandiegow business, but soon finds his heart being captured—by the owner’s daughter, Pippa. She is a strong-willed, yet soft-hearted, beautiful woman who messes with Max’s mind and emotions. Pippa’s brain-child, the auction of the kilted bachelors, is one of the funniest scenes in the book—with the kooky and hilarious characters in their full glory.This is one of those must-reads for those who want to laugh a lot, cry a little, and smile long after the book is closed. “Tha gaol agam ort”, Patience Griffin! Keep these books coming!(This review is from a pre-released proof.)

  • MarQuintaMoore
    2019-05-26 10:52

    I hate to say it, especially as much as I love this series, but this might be my least favorite in the series. It was hilarious and a fun read but I just couldn't really make myself like Pippa. To me she seemed very childish. She has always known that she never wanted to marry Ross, but instead of telling everyone, most importantly her father, she moves to the city, or tells them to let her and Ross figure it out, that is when she decides to address the issue. The entire book would be a lot shorter if she would have just said that she didn't want to marry Ross. Also if she would have actually spent time trying to finalize the deal, the one that she needed so badly, instead of wasting time then the book would be a lot shorter and the ending wouldn't have felt rushed. I understand why she did it but it just seemed to drag a bit.

  • Kay (Brigidsmomma) Compton
    2019-05-21 04:55

    This is a really good romance, but not exactly a cozy one as there are a couple of sex scenes, although they are not really graphic, and the story does talk a lot about how badly the two main characters lust for each other. There is of course, a lot going on beside sex, which is why I like the book (sex for sex' sake is just not something I'm into reading about). Good overall plot and plenty of drama to move stuff along. I really liked this one and the entire series is one I enjoy as well. So ladies, if you are into good looking men in kilts, and some Scottish dialect, this one might just be your cuppa tea as well.

  • Sharon
    2019-05-15 13:02

    This was quick and fun. I liked the story more than the previous book. Max McKinley is sent to Scotland to seal the deal with NSV. Pippa is the chief engineer for NSV and trying to save the company from being taken over while her dad is recovering from a serious injury. She has also been promised to Ross Ramsey since childhood but sparks fly between her and Max. They spar while denying their feelings to the predictable conclusion with the usual bumps in the road. I enjoyed the Christmas time setting in this visit to Gandiegow where everyone got their happy ending.

  • Jan Baldocchi
    2019-05-15 09:56

    Pippa and MaxI love this series ! Three interconnecting stories is a marvelous form of writing with the right author. I loved the narration but most of all love the quilting ladies. I lent this series to a dear friend whose first reaction as a quilter was"i want to go" but then she paused and said." I want to live there and find a Ramsey".

  • Peggy Clayton
    2019-05-22 10:43

    I just loved reading this book it is part of the Kilts and Quilts series and this is the 2nd one I have read. I throughly enjoyed going back to the small village of Grandiegow and feeling like part of the town I had visited before. I remembered all the people and was happy to meet the new ones. This is a wonderful read and it is a true grand slam of a book.

  • Lidia
    2019-05-03 10:47

    I liked this story, especially Max character and the chemistry between him and Pippa, though some time the two might be a bit annoying because what was clear to we , wasn't at them. A good and enjoyable book to sparkle up the magic for the next christmas.

  • Vicki Mohr
    2019-05-13 08:56

    Really enjoyed the series.

  • Tammy
    2019-04-29 07:58

    I love this series. The people in these books are wonderful how they take of each other. It makes me want to go to Scottland even more now. I can't wait for the next book.

  • Alice
    2019-04-26 09:02

    First time reading Patience Griffin. Simple story, based the quilters living Gandiegow and how they meddle in everyone's life.

  • Andra Weis
    2019-04-26 04:39

    Review outstanding

  • Rosa Cline
    2019-05-06 12:36

    I received this as a Good Reads First Reads Book Winner and was very appreciative to receive it. Although this is book 4 of this series you do not have to read in order to understand what is going on. This is my first book to read of this series (and this author), although it won't be my last. I didn't feel lost within the story at all. The author gave us what information we needed when or if we needed it for the past of the home town characters. There were a few places were the story line kind of was repeatative and slow and I felt some of it could have been cut out as it didn't add to the story but then it picked back up on the story and moved on. There were a few different storylines going on but instead of that many different characters the author had one character doing several storylines; like she would have the character have her personal live AND her business live be a storyline. Making for an interesting story. Was an added plus that it was set in a town in Scotland where all the citizens know one another and stick up for one another. Christmas time at that. At one point the author has one of the characters describe the scene as a Norman Rockwell painting. So combining the two with the text made for a nice read before I shut my eyes for the night. As for recommending it for my pre-teen/teen readers. I would have to say no on this one. (And again remember I haven't read all this series so don't judge the other books in the series on this one review this just applies to book #4 as it's the only one I've read.) It does have some sexual content in it. More so than I would feel comfortable to allow my own daughters to read at a young age. But reading as an adult this was a very nice read; and am looking forward to picking up the others in this series. So thank you Ms Griffin and Good Reads for putting the book up for the Book Giveaway it opened up my world to a new series of books for me.

  • Molly Cline
    2019-04-29 08:52

    4 starI received this as a Good Reads First Reads Book Winner and was very appreciative to receive it. Although this is book 4 of this series you do not have to read in order to understand what is going on. This is my first book to read of this series (and this author), although it won't be my last. I didn't feel lost within the story at all. The author gave us what information we needed when or if we needed it for the past of the home town characters. There were a few places werethe story line kind of was repeatative and slow and I felt some of it could have been cut out as it didn't add to the story but then it picked back up on the story and moved on. There were a few different storylines going on but instead of that many different characters the author had one character doing several storylines; like she would have the character have her personal live AND her business live be a storyline. Making for an interesting story. Was an added plus that it was set in a town in Scotland where all the citizens know one another and stick up for one another. Christmas time at that. At one point the author has one of the characters describe the scene as a Norman Rockwell painting. So combining the two with the text made for a nice read before I shut my eyes for the night. As for recommending it for my pre-teen/teen readers. I would have to say no on this one. (And again remember I haven't read all this series so don't judge the other books in the series on this one review this just applies to book #4 as it's the only one I've read.) It does have some sexual content in it. More so than I would feel comfortable to allow my own daughters to read at a young age. But reading as an adult this was a very nice read; and am looking forward to picking up the others in this series. So thank you Ms Griffin and Good Reads for putting the book up for the Book Giveaway it opened up my world to a new series of books for me.

  • Rosa Cline
    2019-05-19 09:52

    4 starI received this as a Good Reads First Reads Book Winner and was very appreciative to receive it. Although this is book 4 of this series you do not have to read in order to understand what is going on. This is my first book to read of this series (and this author), although it won't be my last. I didn't feel lost within the story at all. The author gave us what information we needed when or if we needed it for the past of the home town characters. There were a few places werethe story line kind of was repeatative and slow and I felt some of it could have been cut out as it didn't add to the story but then it picked back up on the story and moved on. There were a few different storylines going on but instead of that many different characters the author had one character doing several storylines; like she would have the character have her personal live AND her business live be a storyline. Making for an interesting story. Was an added plus that it was set in a town in Scotland where all the citizens know one another and stick up for one another. Christmas time at that. At one point the author has one of the characters describe the scene as a Norman Rockwell painting. So combining the two with the text made for a nice read before I shut my eyes for the night. As for recommending it for my pre-teen/teen readers. I would have to say no on this one. (And again remember I haven't read all this series so don't judge the other books in the series on this one review this just applies to book #4 as it's the only one I've read.) It does have some sexual content in it. More so than I would feel comfortable to allow my own daughters to read at a young age. But reading as an adult this was a very nice read; and am looking forward to picking up the others in this series. So thank you Ms Griffin and Good Reads for putting the book up for the Book Giveaway it opened up my world to a new series of books for me.

  • CeciliaChristine
    2019-05-25 06:32

    L'ho scelto solo perché ambientato in Scozia, senza sapere che mi sarei ritrovata a leggere un harmony in kilt.Tipica storia d'amore, passione rovente, m'ama non m'ama, gravidanza immediata, tutto è bene quel che finisce bene. Poco tempo per 3000 cose da fare, ma sempre abbastanza per sesso travolgente.La gente del paesino forse un po' troppo esagerata nella sua gentilezza e voglia di organizzare tutto sempre insieme, ma effettivamente forse in un piccolo paese sperduto le cose vanno così. Verrebbe voglia di andarci a fare un giro.Irreale, ma divertente, soprattutto la parte degli uomini in kilt messi all'asta.Da leggere per rilassarsi, senza troppe pretese.

  • Bree
    2019-05-03 06:37

    What is it about these books that makes them so addicting? I think it has something to do with the vulnerabilities Patience Griffin gives her characters and the strength that is gained by that small little scottish town where the people make everthing their own business and consequently their home. 4 stars.

  • Elyse Mcnulty
    2019-04-30 05:37

    Another great story to take you away in your imagination. Pips and Max were a fun a interesting match. The story was more predictable, but a fun read. I love the village characters and love thinking what it would be like to live in a village with a supportive and loving community.

  • Jodi
    2019-05-06 09:38

    Fun. Wonderful series.