"The Mystery of the Chattan Curse Contiues..."
Reviewed by Jessica Dunn
Posted November 24, 2012
In Scotland 1632 Charles Chattan was a young man and did as
so many are want to do and succumbed to young love. Charles
took his sweet love and hand fasted Rose of Lach Awe.
Unfortunately Charles' life wasn't his alone, as common in
the times his father arranged an advantageous marriage for
Charles and Rose was abandoned. Rose was heartbroken and
pregnant and on the day of Charles' wedding Rose killed
herself. Rose's mother Fenella having a "gift" placed a
curse on Charles and all the Chattan men , any who falls
in love will die, then she threw herself on her daughter's
pyre sealing the curse for all times.
Almost two hundred years later Harry Chattan arrives in
Scotland searching for information about Fenella. Harry is
on a serious mission to save his brother Neil who is dying
as a result of the Chattan Curse. Harry travels to the
small town where it all started to find a witch to help
break the curse before it's too late and his newly wed
brother dies. Harry searches the town frantically and is
shocked to receive a note telling him when and where to
meet and its signed Fenella.
Portia Maclean is used to caring for her family and
herself. Portia's father was gone most of her life and even
when he was home he wasn't much of a father. Portia's
mother may be living with her but she tends to live for
herself and expects everything to be given to and done for
her, which explains why Portia now finds herself in a
dreary rundown home in a small town in Scotland. Portia is
struggling to keep a roof over their heads and even if the
roof they have is currently leaking it is all they have and
she will do whatever needs to be done to keep them from
losing it. Portia performs most of the household tasks and
now finds herself in the leaking attic placing
buckets about to prevent further damage. Suddenly a
mysterious cat appears and knocks a fascinating book into
Portia's grasp. Portia explores the strange book that has
unusual recipes and odd poems. Portia is unsure about the
book but she begins to think it contains spells; maybe
there is something that will help her save her family
within those pages.
THE SCOTTISH WITCH is the second book in Cathy Maxwell's
Chattan Curset Series. The story picks up right where
last book, Lyon's Bride left off. Neil and Thea are
married, expecting a child and Neil is slowly dying. I
enjoyed this book even more than the first. THE SCOTTISH
WITCH is a much faster paced story than Lyon's Bride. I was
glued to the page and couldn't wait to find out if Harry
would find the much needed witch and where Portia would
fall into the picture. Maxwell does a great job of not
revealing too much at once, this is one mystery that isn't
so easy to solve in fact I don't think we will have the
complete mystery and Chattan Curse solved/broken until the
end of the series.. I recommend that this series be read as
a whole as I'm sure it was intended from beginning to end.
Even though the mystery isn't over THE SCOTTISH WITCH
brings us much needed information about the backstory and
of course we get Harry's story. Now we just have to wait
for the third and final book to bring it all together for
what I'm sure will be an amazing finale.
Every woman has her dreams
Portia Maclean believes she is beyond love and marriage.
Then one moonlit night, while attempting a daring
masquerade in a desperate bid to protect her family, she
finds herself swept off her feet by a powerful stranger.
His very touch makes her long for much more. But what will
he do when once he discovers she has betrayed him?
Every man has his demons
Harry Chattan is fighting for his family-their honor and
their lives. For two hundred years the Chattan men have
been destroyed by love.and now he's come to Scotland on the
hunt for a witch who can break the legend's curse. Instead
he finds himself bewitched by the tantalizing Portia.
Determined to right legendary wrongs, Harry has vowed to
fight the demons that torture him.
But will that battle destroy her as well?
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