Sunday, August 4, 2013


The Chattan Curse Series, Book Two
Avon Books
October 30th, 2012
Historical Romance/Paranormal
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Publisher

A curse is placed on all the Chattan men that if they fall in love, he will have his heart struck down with fire from above. Harry Chattan is fighting for his family and a way to break the curse that has destroyed his family for over two hundred years. When he spies Portia Maclean, he finds himself bewitched by her beauty. But Portia is determined to not fall for Harry’s charms but she can’t help herself for falling for him. But danger looms as Harry tries to keep his heart away from the woman who has grown on him. But secrets surround Portia and once they come out, will Harry find a way to forgive the beauty and fall for the woman that has become so important to him in such a short time?

I loved meeting Harry Chattan in The Lyon’s Bride and couldn’t wait to see his story. Ms. Maxwell delivers one wild ride from start to finish. Though I have to caution you that this book leaves the ending pretty open and readers may not enjoy that aspect of it. But otherwise, I felt THE SCOTTISH WITCH was pure fun from start to finish. The author does a good job in creating some wonderful characters that you can’t help but enjoy even as you flipped the pages quickly to see what happens next for them. The writing is a delight as it is pure Cathy Maxwell that I have grown to know and love and honestly, the story was a fun filled romp in the Scottish highlands that left me eager for book three. If you want a story that has an ending all tied up and in a bow, this isn’t it. The ending leaves open for the next book and gives you a few questions to ponder but I found it all good fun and look forward to reading the final book in the series.

Meet Harry Chattan. He is a man on a mission. For over two hundred years a curse has plagued his family, particularly the Chattan Men, and he is determined to find a way to end it so his family can live in peace, fall in love without anything coming back at them and raise their families. What he finds is a mysterious beauty that just knocks any and all defenses Harry has in place. Portia is strong willed, determined to save her family and if she has to deceive Harry to do it, she will. She just never anticipated falling in love with the man or finding herself hoping to help him and his family out of a curse that caused such havoc on his family. I really love Harry and Portia together. They struck sparks the minute they stepped onto the pages together and I was rooting for them to have a happy for now ending. Ms. Maxwell does a great job in showing that the road to love is not all hearts and flowers but can be a bit bumpy as well. The characters are well written, wonderfully intriguing and I was enthralled with the entire book on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

If you enjoyed the first book, Lyon’s Bride, you will definitely enjoy THE SCOTTISH WITCH. I can’t wait to see how this author ends her interesting triology and hope that the Chattan men I have met in the first two books find they broken the curse and can live their lives to the fullest. If you like fast paced storylines, a diverse cast of characters and a romance that has hints of the paranormal in it, then you might enjoy The Chattan Curse trilogy by Cathy Maxwell. I do recommend reading the first book, Lyon’s Bride, first in order to understand the curse part as well as meet the Chattan males eager to end the curse.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement


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