Author: Patience Griffin

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—especially books with love stories. Within a couple of years, she was writing stories of her own. It was no surprise to her family and friends when she combined her love of quilting, her small town roots, and her obsession with Scottish romances into novels. She has gained some recognition with her September 11th Story Quilt which has toured the country as the property of the Pentagon. Her first book, To Scotland with Love, received a Publishers Weekly *starred reviewed, won the New England Readers’ Choice award and Golden Quill for best first book and was also a double RITA® finalist. Patience’s Kilts and Quilts series takes place in small town Scotland and set around a group of quilters. She loves to write about home, heart, and community.

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Blame It on Scotland - Kilts and Quilts Book 7

Blame It on Scotland
  • Number: B07B881PXQ
  • Release: 2018-04-09
  • Author: Patience Griffin
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Kilts and Quilts Publishing
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From the author of It Happened in Scotland—a charming new romance set in the magical Scottish Highlands.

The quilters of Gandiegow expand more than their quilting enterprise into the village of Whussendale. They bring along a heavy dose of good-hearted meddling, too. What’s the outcome? Love will never be the same…

When Tuck MacBride, Gandiegow’s favorite scapegoat, is blamed for a fisherman’s tragic accident, Tuck takes on extra work to secretly funnel his earnings to the maimed fisherman’s family. Haunted by the mistaken turn of events, Tuck is working night and day. Even so he can’t stop thinking about the new lass who has just arrived in town.

Ryn Breckenridge has no one left in the world. To fulfill her mother’s last request, Ryn travels to Scotland to return a quilt to her long lost cousin. Hoping to rebuild family ties, Ryn volunteers to help her cousin at the upcoming quilt retreat. But there is more than quilting on Ryn’s mind. The irresistible Tuck MacBride is proving to be a dangerous distraction.

Ryn’s past is riddled with bad boys like Tuck, who have left her alone and broken. She vows to stay away, but can’t help taking a closer look when she realizes there is more to Tuck than meets the eye. Both of their pasts contain shattered promises, but Scotland is known to bring reluctant hearts together. Will the two of them be willing to cross the deep chasm between them and find love? If they do, they will only have Scotland to blame…


It Happened in Scotland - Kilts and Quilts, #6

It Happened in Scotland
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780451476401
  • Release: 2017-01-03
  • Author: Patience Griffin
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Berkley
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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...


The Trouble With Scotland - A Kilts and Quilts Novel, #5

The Trouble With Scotland
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780451476395
  • Release: 2016-04-05
  • Author: Patience Griffin
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Signet
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Return to the Scottish Highlands in the latest Kilts and Quilts novel from the author of The Accidental Scot—

The quilting ladies of the Scottish village of Gandiegow are known to piece together more than just fabric . . .

Life isn’t going as planned and Sadie Middleton is rethinking her whole future. Thankfully one thing is staying the same: She’s able to share her love of quilting with her grandmother Gigi. The two of them enter a contest and win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Kilts and Quilts retreat in the Scottish Highlands. But their victory turns hollow when Gigi passes away before they can go. Sadie is grief-stricken, but her brother convinces her to take the trip to Gandiegow anyway.

There she meets a charming circle of quilters who remind her of her grandmother—and Ross Armstrong, a handsome fisherman who brings a smile to her face. Newly single, Ross intends to enjoy his freedom. That plan goes awry as he comes to know Sadie—and a surprising spark is lit. Too bad some well-meaning folks want to protect Ross from getting hurt again and are determined to keep him and the American lass apart. . . .


The Accidental Scot - A Kilts and Quilts Novel, #4

The Accidental Scot
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780451476388
  • Release: 2015-12-01
  • Author: Patience Griffin
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Signet
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The newest romance in the charming Kilts and Quilts series from Patience Griffin, author of Meet Me in Scotland.

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?


Some Like It Scottish - A Kilts and Quilts Novel, #3

Some Like It Scottish
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  • Number: 9780451468314
  • Release: 2015-07-07
  • Author: Patience Griffin
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Signet
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In the delightful new Kilts and Quilts novel by the author of To Scotland with Love and Meet Me in Scotland, the Real Men of Scotland are waiting. And it’s a match made in Gandiegow…

Kit Woodhouse’s matchmaking business is such a success, she’s expanding to the Highlands of Scotland where the hot, prosperous, and kilted are anxious to connect. Now, looking to fill her stable with eligible bachelors, Kit’s arrived in Gandiegow to recruit potential Real Men of Scotland. It’s not until she meets her tour guide that she discovers just how real they can be.

With his sexy grin, jeans, and black wellies, Ramsay Armstrong is an unpolished hulk of a Scottish fisherman—and a skeptic when it comes to romance. Not exactly a man of “pairing attributes” when talking marriageable matches, but he does make Kit’s heart beat a little faster. Maybe it’s the scent of the sea in his hair. Maybe it’s the challenge. Maybe it’s the thrill of the unexpected. Then again, maybe it’s love.


Must Love Highlanders

Must Love Highlanders
  • Number: 9781507632260
  • Release: 2015-01-22
  • Authors: Grace Burrowes, Patience Griffin
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Dunroamin Holiday by Grace Burrowes

Art history professor Liam Cromarty agrees to show American attorney Louise Cameron around the Scottish sights as a favor to a cousin. He doesn't expect that his guest will challenge and charm him, until all he can see is the possibility of a shared future with Louise.

She's at a professional crossroad, between the courtroom and the creative career she was robbed of as a younger woman. Liam is the perfect partner for exploring the wonders of Scotland, and he also inspires Louise to renew her artistic ambitions. When Liam realizes his actions were responsible for cheating Louise out of her dream years ago, he knows that whether he keeps silent about the past or reveals the truth, he could lose Louise forever.

The Laird and I by Patience Griffin

Last summer in the Scottish village of Gandiegow, Hugh McGillivray caught Sophie Munro’s eye, but the dashing Laird behaved as if she didn’t exist. Now Sophie is set to spend a week at his home, Kilheath Castle, housesitting and learning the art of kiltmaking. She’s been assured the Laird is out of the country. When he shows up unexpectedly, embarrassment has Sophie wanting to flee back to her own village. She’s not sure how she’s going to unravel herself from this mess—being in his home, under what appear to be false pretenses.

Hugh allows Sophie to stay…for now. He’s impressed that, from the start, she’s become indispensable at his wool mill as the kiltmaker’s apprentice, and in his home, helping him to unconventionally heal from his sister’s death.

Will the Laird let Sophie leave without telling her how much she’s come to mean to him? Or will he take a risk and ask her to tie the knot when her time at Kilheath Castle is up?


Meet Me In Scotland - A Kilts and Quilts Novel, #2

Meet Me In Scotland
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  • Number: 9780451468307
  • Release: 2015-01-06
  • Author: Patience Griffin
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Signet
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You can run from your problems, but you can’t hide from love in the Scottish seaside town of Gandiegow....

When a video of her calling happily ever after ?a foolish fantasy” goes viral, marriage therapist Emma Castle is out of a job?and off to Scotland. The tiny town of Gandiegow is the perfect place to ride out the media storm and to catch up with her childhood friend Claire. But also in Gandiegow is the one man she hoped never to see again.

She’s successfully avoided Gabriel MacGregor since Claire and Dominic’s wedding, only to find he’s now the village doctor?and just as tall, dark, and devilish as ever. Claire and Dominic’s blissful marriage, however, is not what it used to be. Soon Emma and Gabriel find themselves taking sides even as the sparks begin to fly between them. Can Emma help her friends?or regain her career?as she struggles with her own happily ever after?


To Scotland With Love - A Kilts and Quilts Novel, #1

To Scotland With Love
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  • Number: 9780451468291
  • Release: 2014-06-03
  • Author: Patience Griffin
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Signet
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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?