When I saw this book up for review I was intrigued by the series name Kilts and Quitls. Who doesn't love Kilts? And I've always admired people who have the patience and dexterity to quilt. Add in a quirky Scottish village and I was ready to sign up. I decided that because this was the fifth book in the series and they appeared to be interwoven that I should download the first 4 books and read through them. I am so glad I did, while the Trouble with Scotland could be read alone, it was so much better for having read the first in the series and getting to know Gandiegow and it’s assorted characters. I love the world that Patience Griffin has built with this series. In fact, I love it so much I’d like to move to Gandiegow and learn to quilt! Her writing immerses you in the village so quickly that you feel a part of the town. The characters are smart, realistic, and fun. The books are much like a comedy drama, and you just can’t wait to see what happens next.
Ross Armstrong is a man that just barely escaped the parson’s noose and he’s in no hurry to get married now that he free after years of being somewhat engaged to the girl next door. Perhaps that’s why he recognizes a longing for freedom in Sadie’s eyes the first time he meets her. Somehow he ends up saving her and entangled in her life before he knows what’s happened. After winning a quilting contest Sadie and her grandmother had planned to travel to Scotland together. Her grandmother’s sudden death changed everything. Although her brother talks her into going ahead with the trip and joining her, the circle of quilters at Gandiegow remind her so much of her grandmother she can hardly bear to be in the same room as them at first. Luckily, local fisherman Ross Armstrong comes to her rescue and soon the entire town will be trying to help her heal and move forward with her life.
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. . . .