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The Devil's Heart: The Chattan Curse Mass Market Paperback – April 30, 2013
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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell returns with her most unforgettable novel about the Chattan family yet . . .
They call her the Unattainable. Lady Margaret Chattanspurned every suitor for her hand, vowing never to marry.The only way to break the curse plaguing her family for twocenturies is this ultimate sacrifice. But now her brothers' livesare in danger. Determined to save them, she risks her verysoul by traveling into the heart of the Highlands to battlea force that has transcended time.
Heath Macnachtan is not superstitious. Laird of the mostindependent, nonconforming, madly infuriating clan ever tograce Scotland, he believes he has his hands full. And then awoman lauded as one of the most beautiful in England arriveson his doorstep with wild accusations and a mystical quest . . . onethat just might help him discover who murdered his own brother.
But the real danger for Heath and Margaret is not asupernatural foe, but a very real love that could destroy them both.
About the Author
Cathy Maxwell spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, “Why do people fall in love?” It remains for her the great mystery of life and the secret to happiness. Fans can contact Cathy at www.cathymaxwell.com or P.O. Box 484, Buda, TX 78610.
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Aside from their absurd willingness to believe in ghost stories, I quite liked the hero and heroine, and I would have been interested in reading about their relationship. But there were so many silly curse-driven shenanigans, they didn't really have space enough to breathe. To my mind, it seems that Maxwell couldn't decide whether she wanted to write a ghost-story or a romance, and thus she managed to neither very successfully.
This problem becomes especially pronounced at the end of the book, when the author has to find some way to resolve the 'curse'. Multiple events occur out-of-the-blue, with minimal connection to earlier events (because Maxwell seems to have decided that in a supernatural story, plots don't need to "make sense"), and the hero saves the day in a very unsatisfying, and incomprehensible, manner. And unfortunately, Maxwell didn't quite have the romance and the ghost-story synched together. The hero and heroine had already fallen fully and explicitly in love and committed themselves together before all the curse-stuff came to a head. And so the author had to have them fall EVEN MORE in love (although she had already described them as totally, fully, etc., etc. in love), and EVEN MORE committed (although they were already entirely, infinitely, etc. etc. committed). The last passages were a real slog. But never let it be said that I would write a review for a book I didn't read in its entirety!
This is the first time in a long time I've read a story based in Scotland with a Laird in the 1800's. I gave up regency romance in the 1980's. With that said, the time frame was different for a paranormal. I was interested enough to follow through and see what was up with Margaret and Heath, resolving this curse that affects two families. After all Margaret has to find the cure, her two brothers are now affected and at different stages of dying. Everything depends on her. She can't fail.
The paranormal aspects of this story weren't enough page space to make this a true paranormal romance for me. It was more superstition and believing in whether what was happening was real. Weather patterns which could harm. . . A long dead witch still controlling the curse. A ghostly cat.
The epilog was fine but I would have liked a bit more on how Heath's people fared after the Chattan money poured in. So much of the story is about Heath and his choice of remaining Laird or selling the land. Because that got so much page space I thought there's be more besides a marriage ceremony but more about the land and it's people when prosperity is suddenly reached. - Dan's Wife
However, I found the story boring and spent the entire book waiting for them to get into figuring out how to stop the curse.
If it wasn't Book 3 of the series, I would tell you not to buy it.