Audiobook review of It Happened in Scotland

Posted January 3, 2017 by Stormi in Audiobook Reviews, Book Reviews / 16 Comments

Audiobook review of It Happened in Scotland

I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

It Happened in Scotland by Patience Griffin
Length: 10 hours and 30 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Berkley on 1/03/2017
Pages: 379
Format: Audiobook
Source: Tantor Audio

Narrator: Kirsten Potter
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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...

Also by this author: Meet Me In Scotland, Some Like It Scottish, The Accidental Scot, The Trouble With Scotland (Kilts and Quilts, #5)


Here is what I thought

If you don’t already know I absolutely love this series! Each one it just gives you those warm fuzzy feeling! I don’t read a lot of contemporary romances but there is just something about this small town in Scotland that gives me all the feels.

This one was perfect for this time of the year because it starts out at Christmas time. Bringing her daughter to meet her grandfather gives Rachel a chance to try and make things right between her and Brody, the man she really loves, but ended up marrying his cousin.  I really liked Rachel, but I didn’t blame Brody for really making it hard on her. To be jilted like he was and then have her come back and just think now that Joe is dead they can just start a nice life. Brody was burned bad by her and he distrust her. I really liked Brody.

One thing I really love about this series is that you get to follow the lives of characters from the past novels as well. Also in this one, there are a couple of side characters who find love as well which was sweet. I am sure you could probably read these as stand alone’s but I think you would get more out of them if you read them in order and get to know all the characters from beginning to end.

Read if you like

Contemporary Romances, Scottish setting, small towns, kilts and quilting. 😉

About the Author

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. She has a master’s degree in nuclear engineering but spends her days writing stories about hearth and home, and dreaming about the fictional small town of Gandiegow, Scotland.

The Narrator:

Kirsten is one of my favorite narrators and she does a great job with this series! 🙂

Stormi absolutely loves this series set in a quaint Scottish town! #audiobookreview @patiencegriffin Click To Tweet
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16 responses to “Audiobook review of It Happened in Scotland

  1. I have the first one – which is all your fault – and am really looking forward to reading it. For some reason I thought there was a mystery element to them but I love the sound of really getting to know the characters as the book goes along. This sounds nice and Christmas-y! Can’t wait to get started on the series!

    • Stormi

      This one isn’t a cozy, but a romance, but ahem….I have a lot of cozies on audio….lol. 🙂 I am trying to make my mission to catch up on all my audio series. 🙂 At least up to the audios I actually have. 🙂

  2. I haven’t been able to get into audio … but it does look like one I would enjoy reading! Of course, now that I’ve seen the Cloak & Dagger Challenge I really don’t need to add any more non-mysteries to my already crazy list for 2017! LOL!

    • Stormi

      Well, if you ever get a chance this is a great romance series! Though I am glad that you decided to join the Cloak and Dagger challenge! 🙂

  3. You had me at “Scotland”. 😉 I love the sound of this particular story but also the entire series. I love small town settings and getting to know the people who inhabit it. I’ll be sure to check out this series…in audio. Nice review, Stormi!

    • Stormi

      I think you would like this series, I know Scotland was a selling point with me when I decided to try this series…lol. 🙂

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