THE DEVIL'S HEART by Cathy Maxwell


The Chattan Curse
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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.

Pub Date: April 30th, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-06-207024-1
Page count: 384pp
Publisher: Avon/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2013


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