This is the first installment of the Chattan Curse series by Cathy Maxwell, and I must say, what a marvelous start! This book is *sigh* inducing and o..Show More »h, so romantic. A great story of second chances and true love conquering all .
Neal Chattan aka Lord Lyon and his family are cursed. The Chattan Curse is to punish and prevent any of them from falling in love. For generations, his ancestors have been attempting to avoid or stop the curse only to wind up with the same fate, death. Lyon's brother and sister have made a pact that the curse will end with them, not continuing with their blood line. But Lyon has other plans.
Widowed with two young sons, Thea Martin has become the town's successful match maker. Lord Lyon requested for her services but with specific requirements. Although Thea was against them, Thea accepts the job as her financial status has gone to a dwindle. The problem is Thea and Neal shared a past that will complicate their business arrangements.
I love second chances at love. Ms. Maxwell has given this couple a chance at a well deserved happiness despite their life struggles.
The world building was great and Ms Maxwell's writing flowed. The character buildup was also good even for the secondary characters. Thea was a great heroine, a kick ass single mom who knew her priorities. And Neal the honorable hero who makes the right decision in the end. I love that their romance was done in good timing and being acquainted in the past, their love only needed to grow. Some parts of this book were totally cliche but every bit as heart warming.
With that, I leave you with a quote:
"No woman had ever completely over powered him with desire. She was quicksilver and light. She was the stars, the moon, the sun. In this moment, she owned his entire being."
At twenty-seven, Portia Maclean has accepted the fact that she's a spinster. Never having fallen in love, and having grown up witness to her parents' ..Show More »strained relationship, she doesn't really feel she's missing out. But she's determined that her sister will be able to marry for love. In spite of their precarious position, they've been able to make it work... until now. When Harry Chattan arrives in their small village, Portia comes up with a plan. Chattan is searching for a witch he thinks may finally relieve his family of the curse that was set upon them generations ago. And Portia just happens to have recently discovered a book of spells. If she plays the situation right, she may be able to take Chattan's reward money and get her family set -- for a little while. But Chattan is not some silly man suffering from crazy superstition, nor is he one to be played for a fool.
THE SCOTTISH WITCH was a perfect sort of pick me up, light read. This is an adorable story and one that I want to see through to the end. I've not yet read book one, though it's not totally necessary to read it prior to SCOTTISH WITCH as LYON'S BRIDE concerns Harry's brother. Their story will come to a conclusion in book three, THE DEVIL'S HEART, which concerns Harry's sister, Margaret.
The Scottish moors, a curse, witches, and all set in the 1800s, this was bound to be fun. And it most definitely was! Throw in a headstrong and stubborn pair of leads and some steamy scenes, and THE SCOTTISH WITCH turns into the perfect read for a cold and dreary evening. As always Rosalyn Landor was outstanding with the delivery of the story and really brought the story to life.
Oh no it's finished - last of the Regency trilogy about the Chattan curse and what an enjoyable finish it was.
The beautiful Margaret seeks a..Show More »n end to the curse which is believed to be destroying her brothers which takes her to the Highlands and into the arms of Laird Heath (a kind and thoughtful Highland hunk). A passionate tale of curses, the paranormal, romance, double crossings, murder, mystery, danger, healing, forgiveness, memorable characters and a magic white cat called Owl.
Worth a credit? Yes, and it could be a stand alone listen but book 1 Lyon's Bride and 2 The Scottish Witch are enjoyable too.