The Devil's Heart (Chattan Curse Series #3)

The Devil's Heart (Chattan Curse Series #3)

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by Cathy Maxwell
     
 

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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell continues the her popular historical romance series, the Chattan Curse, with The Devil’s Heart.

Lady Margret Chattan, one of the most desirable women in all of England, has no interest  whatsoever in marriage. When her brother’s lives are put in danger, she travels to the Scottish Highlands,

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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell continues the her popular historical romance series, the Chattan Curse, with The Devil’s Heart.

Lady Margret Chattan, one of the most desirable women in all of England, has no interest  whatsoever in marriage. When her brother’s lives are put in danger, she travels to the Scottish Highlands, intent on saving them. There she meets Heath Macnachtan, who is trying to find out who murdered his own brother. Together, they team up to investigate the powerful curse that is behind the deaths, but instead find themselves falling in love.

Exceptionally entertaining and charming, The Devil’s Heart mixes a well-crafted love story with complex characters and pulse-pounding adventure.

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Library Journal
Margaret Chattan travels to Scotland in the hope of overturning a curse that has plagued her family for generations. According to lore, the male Chattans will die if they fall in love. Margaret is the first daughter born during this time, and her brothers, Harry and Neal, are both recently wed (Lyon’s Bride; The Devil’s Witch). But on the journey, Margaret’s carriage and all her outriders are blown off a Scottish mountainside. Margaret and Harry’s valet Rowan are the sole survivors, though she appears completely unharmed. Heath Macnachtan, the new laird of the clan following his brother’s murder a year earlier, has enough problems with debt, rambunctious crofters, and two high-spirited sisters to bother with curses and mysterious white cats. Yet the earnest Margaret intrigues him. When she declares they are betrothed following a night spent together while searching for a way to break the curse, Heath is fairly eager to go along.

Verdict The younger son who now must shoulder his clan’s responsibilities and the reserved yet intrepid Englishwoman who harbors a devastating secret find a love stronger than any superstition. A lovely conclusion to Maxwell’s trilogy; for all romance collections.—Bette-Lee Fox, Library Journal
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Kirkus Reviews
Lady Margaret Chattan journeys to the Scottish Highlands in the hopes of breaking a family curse and saving her brothers; along the way, she finds an angry witch, a helpful spirit and the love of her life. One of the most beautiful women in Regency England, and part of one of the most influential families, Lady Margaret is considered a spectacular catch, but the last thing on her mind is marriage. Since she secretly squandered her virtue years ago, she avoids romantic relationships, acquiring a reputation for being cold and distant and the nickname The Unattainable. More recently, her attention has been focused on breaking an ancient curse that kills the Chattan men once they fall in love, which her two beloved brothers have foolishly done. Margaret is the first female Chattan in generations, so everyone is looking to her for answers. Traveling to Scotland to follow up on her brothers' research, Margaret's party is accosted by a sudden, violent storm which blows them all off the road and over a cliff. Miraculously, Margaret alone survives and is found by Heath Macnachtan, laird of the descendants of the witch who set the curse. Convinced the storm was the supernatural work of the witch, and her survival was due to the gentle spirit of the witch's daughter, Margaret is met with derision by the Macnachtans. Still, there are dark events in the clan, too--including the murder of Heath's elder brother, the former laird--and the more the two explore that mystery, as well as the history of the curse, the more they are drawn together, despite Heath's skepticism. Concluding the Chattan Curse trilogy, popular historical romance author Maxwell has penned an intriguing, suspenseful story with supernatural elements that keeps the audience captivated and curious. The romantic and sexual tensions are fueled both by ancient familial enmity and a decadelong attraction on Heath's part to The Unattainable Lady Margaret, but love ultimately conquers all due to trust, respect and brave hearts. A fresh, unique storyline that encompasses mystery, an avenging witch and a high-stakes love affair makes this an intriguing, satisfying romance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062070241
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Chattan Curse Series, #3
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
394,221
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 6.62(h) x 1.06(d)

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