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The Devil's Heart (The Chattan Curse #3)

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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell returns with her most unfortgettable novel about the Chattan family yet…

They call her the Unattainable. Lady Margaret Chattan spurned every suitor for her hand, vowing never to marry. The only way to break the curse plaguing her family for two centuries is this ultimate sacrifice. But now her brothers' lives are in danger. De
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Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 30th 2013 by Avon
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UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick

"Love well, love fully, love completely. Because in life, love is all that truly matters." ~ Margaret Chattan Macnachtan

Exciting, thrilling, passionate, and romantic, this final book is a brilliant, fitting end to Cathy Maxwell’s The Chattan Curse trilogy!
On the Cover: They call her the Unattainable. Lady Margaret Chattan spurned every suitor for her hand, vowing never to marry. The only way to break the curse plaguing her family for two centuries is this ultimate sacrifice. But now her brothe
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Mary Chen *Nulla in mundo pax sincera*
Posted on Buried Under Romance

This is a good conclusion to the Chattan Curse trilogy, and while it can be read as a stand alone, it's much better to read the trilogy in whole as there are recurring characters. I rarely read historical romance with fantasy elements, but this curse is rather interesting, and the characters are more than they seem.

As Lyon and Harry Chattan fall prey to the Chattan curse when they fell in love in the first two books, Lady Margaret Chattan is on a trip to Fenella's
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SOS Aloha
"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller

The Chattan family lives (and dies) by a 17th century curse:

When a Chattan male falls in love, strike his heart with fire from above...

THE DEVIL’S HEART is the third book in the Chattan Curse trilogy. It can be read as a standalone novel as Maxwell provides the backstory in the first chapter for those who have not read LYON’S BRIDE (Book 1) or THE SCOTTISH WITCH (Book 2). But I recommend read
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Lover of Romance
Margaret is on a most important mission...one that could mean life or death for both of her brothers. The Chattan Curse has been in their family for generations...whenever a male falls in love, he will die soon thereafter. With both of her brothers almost paralized, and close to death, she knows she must succeed on her mission, because they have never been so close to breaking it. With 'Fenella's ' book in her possession, she knows she has a real chance. Then her carriage crashes from a powerful ...more
My Book Addiction and More MBA
THE DEVIL'S HEART by Cathy Maxwell is an exciting Scottish Historical Romance with magical elements set in 1814 Scotland. #3 and final installment in "The Chattan Curse",but can be read as a stand alone. See,"Lyon's Bride",and "The Scottish Witch". What a wonderful conclusion for the English Chattan family and the Macnachtan Clan. Follow, Lady Margret Chattan,the most "Unattainable" lady in England Society,whose plaqued by the "Chattan Curse",her brothers Lyon, and Neil are dying due to this cen ...more
Amy
Excellent, thrilling end to a series!!

THE DEVIL’S HEART, book 3 of the Chattan Curse series by Cathy Maxwell is an excellent conclusion to a wonderful series. Cathy has conjured a mystery on top of a mystery, a battle of good against evil, and leaves us truly believing that love conquers all. I thoroughly enjoyed the buildup to the end and wasn’t disappointed. Margaret is headstrong yet yielding, and Heath is compassionate yet steadfast in his role as Laird, protector, lover, and conqueror. His
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Mary Gramlich
Can I trust you as much as I love you?

Lady Margaret Cattan went to find Heath Macnachtan looking for a grand fight. She was the last hope her brothers had to break the curse that was taking their lives away. The hope that the curse only affected the males in her family gave her confidence but the force that was set up to stop her was a powerful one reaching out from beyond the grave.

Heath came to Margaret’s rescue when the first disaster struck but her tales of a book of spells, revenge from a g
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Marian
LOVED IT!!!!! This book totally spoke to me! I haven't yet read the first 2 books in the series, not realizing there were 2 prior books, so now I HAVE to read them to round out the whole series. But as a stand alone, I was blown away by this story. I absolutely loved it.

Set in 1814, Lady Margaret Chattan, the Unattainable, as she is known in London society, embarks on a journey to Loch Awe, Scotland, to break the curse that is causing all of the men in her family to perish once they fall in love
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Booklover, Indianapolis
(July) While this could potentially be read as a stand alone, this is the 3rd and last of the series and reads better if you read the two that preceed it first. The Macnachtan clan's ancestor, a witch, placed a curse on the Chattan clan when Charles Chattan spurned Rose Macnachtan to follow his family's wishes and marry another. Rose jumped to her death, and her mother placed the curse before jumping to her own death on her daughter's funeral pyre. The curse states that when any male Chattan fal ...more
Jasmyn
The Devil's Heart was a fun quick read, but it did leave something a little lacking. I couldn't seem to connect to the main characters very well. Lady Margaret Chattan has earned the name Unattainable by snubbing her nose at all potential suitors. But she often complains about how alone she is. While I very much look up to her for decision to hunt down the sourse of the curse on her family, I wondered throughout the whole story why it took the family so long to try and fix it?

Heath Macnachtan is
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Tabitha (Bows & Bullets Reviews)
The review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews

Lady Margaret Chattan is her family’s last hope. Both her brothers are on the cusp of succumbing to the Chattan curse and the is determined to break the curse and save them before it is too late. With this goal in mind, she sets off for Loch Awe, the ancient home of Fenella, the witch that cursed their family. Heath Macnachtan believes Margaret to be crazy, but she offers a fair amount of money for him to assist her and with thei
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Jennie
From Goodreads: New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell returns with her most unfortgettable novel about the Chattan family yet…

They call her the Unattainable. Lady Margaret Chattan spurned every suitor for her hand, vowing never to marry. The only way to break the curse plaguing her family for two centuries is this ultimate sacrifice. But now her brothers' lives are in danger. Determined to save them, she risks her very soul by traveling into the heart of the highlands to battle a force
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The Window Seat
Cathy Maxwell’s series The Chattan Curse has almost a serial style to it, with the two prior books heavily leaning on the final installment to answer all of our questions and show the final showdown between good and evil. In the greater sense The Devil’s Heart delivers on those promises and does give us a conclusion to the curse and shows the final Chattan sibling finding love. However, I question if the story was a true payoff for readers.

With the two male descendants of the Chattan line suffer
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Miranda
4 stars

She was the Unattainable, the glorious toast of London and he was the penniless Scottish chieftain.


Determined to help her brothers find a way to end a terrible curse, Lady Margaret Chattan sets out across the Highlands. A horrific carriage accident claims everyone's life except hers and Rowan's. Laird Heath Macnachtan happens upon them and saves them.

Heath's ancestor was the one that set the curse on Margaret's family.

Lady Margaret could be the key to breaking the Chattan curse. She is th
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Deborah

They call her the Unattainable. Lady Margaret Chattan spurned every suitor for her hand, vowing never to marry. The only way to break the curse plaguing her family for two centuries is this ultimate sacrifice. But now her brothers' lives are in danger. Determined to save them, she risks her very soul by traveling into the heart of the highlands to battle a force that has transcended time.
Heath Macnachton is not superstitious. Laird of the most independent, nonconforming, madly infuriating clan e
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Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
4.5 Stars
Review also posted at

“Ms. Maxwell did not disappoint. She delivered an amazing end to this series. I was simply entranced with this love story that triumphs hate, revenge and an evil curse.” ~Under the Covers Book Blog

I knew this will be the last of Chattan Curse trilogy, and I was expecting a good last hurrah. As expected, Ms. Maxwell did not disappoint. She delivered an amazing end to this series. I was simply entranced with this love story that triumphs hate, revenge and an evil cu
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Susan
Very good conclusion to the series. With her two brothers suffering from the effects of the curse Margaret heads to Scotland to try to find a way to break it. On the way her coach is involved in a horrific accident leaving most of her party dead or severely injured. She is found by Heath, the last of the line of Fenella, the witch who created the curse. As the first female Chattan since the curse happened Margaret tries to enlist Heath's help. He is not at all superstitious and thinks all the ta ...more
Elis Madison
Long ages ago, Rose Macnachtan committed suicide when her handfasted husband (a Chattan) married another woman. Devastated by her daughter's suicide, Rose's mother, Fenella, cursed the Chattan line, so that every male dies if he falls in love.



Nowadays, nobody really believes in curses anymore, except the Chattans, since all the men turn up their toes the minute the L-word enters their vocabulary. In the first two books of the Chattan Curse series, Margaret's brothers Neal and Harry went and did
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Jennifer
Let's think about this romance rationally (from Heath's perspective)
1) Crazy Lady Margaret (who happens to be filthy rich) is the only one who survives a very bad carriage wreck
2) She claims to see a cat that no one else does
3) She draws her pistol and shoots you
4) She steals a book from your library, claiming it is hers. It turns out to be yours
5) She talks about supernatural curses...
and on it goes. How in the world do you fall in love with her?

I kept waiting for the town folk to burn her as
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Zel Polev
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cookiemonger
Pros: Heath is pretty cool. DARA. And the ending is so kickass that I almost fell out of my chair.

Cons: Margaret is incredibly stupid. Heath's scepticism got old really, really fast. Just... not as good as the second book.

That's my opinion of this series in a nutshell. The second book is the one that I will probably buy and keep permanently on a coffee table. (As soon as I get one.) That is when the fantasy elements are strongest and the scepticism is at an all-time low. It's also the point when
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Mandy
There are aspects of these that drive me nutty but then I realized that books I can read in a day or less will certainly help me get to my reading goal this year. For the first time ever. So there's that.
Stephanie
I'm not sure what made this book so compelling, but I listened almost constantly from when I started to when I finished. It was a good story of a woman trying to break a curse that struck her family.

There were many typical love story elements that generally annoy me, but here I found them not so bad. There was a typical love story with silly misunderstandings keeping the man and woman apart. There was the wealthy beautiful woman and the poor handsome, titled man. But there was a murder mystery
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Elaine Mcdonald
I liked this book, but if you are not able to enjoy a totally unbelievable story don't read this one. Personally, I like the unbelievable.
Caitlyn
Well done! Perfect blend of Regency intricately woven with paranormal splendence.
Amanda
OH DEAR GOD THE FINAL BOOK IS COMING OUT AND I WAS SENT AN ARC COPY!!!!

What I’m a little excited about this? Ok so I’m a little bias, as I’m very, very, very much in love with this series and this author. I was so excited that this last book is finally coming out I almost didn’t want to read it.

Why would I not want to read it you ask? If I didn’t read it, then the series wouldn’t ever have to be over. Not reading it is the equivalent of putting your fingers in your ears.

La la la la, I can’t hear
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Jessica
I am happy that we finally got a conclusion to this series. The previous books ended without the couples getting their "happily ever after"

This last book starts out with Margaret Chattan, the first female born in her line since Fenella Macnachtan cursed the Chattans. The curse states that when a male Chattan falls in love, he will die. Every member of the Chattan line has succumbed to love and died from it, but not before he get's his lady pregnant, thus ensuring that the curse continues.

Margare
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Jaclyn
This wasn’t my favourite Cathy Maxwell book; I think the curse aspect went a little too far into the fantastic for my taste. I don’t think I would have been as thrown for the loop had I read the previous books in the Chattan Curse trilogy. The curse, presumably, had been explained in the previous two books, so getting to this one, I felt that I really missed out on what had been going on to this point.

I also wasn’t crazy about the characters in this one. Margaret and Heath both seemed to fall a
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Pam
Lady Margaret Chattan is on a mission, traveling to Scotland and accompanied by her new abigail, Smith who keeps looking at her strangely, but it might be because Smith thinks Margaret is a little crazy. Margaret is on her way to see if she can break the Chattan curse and save her brothers before they die. The curse was put on the Chattan's two hundred years ago by a vengeful witch and has caused panic and death for years as every Chattan male that falls in love, dies. Margaret's brother Harry b ...more
V
I just learned that I will be receiving a copying of this through a First Reads giveaway and am eagerly awaiting my book's arrival per mail!


A compelling read, this romance novel strikes just the right tone. Easily likeable, but imperfect, the characters inspire the raider to root for them the whole time -- their relationship develops at a believable (given the genre) rate. As the plot develops and the supernatural takes on a greater role, suspension of disbelief is not thwarted, rather, everythi
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 02, 2015 05:44AM  
  • The Devil of Clan Sinclair (Clan Sinclair, #1)
  • One Hot Scot (Scandalous Highlanders, #0.5)
  • In Love with a Wicked Man
  • Ten Reasons to Stay (School For Heiresses, #2.5)
  • Say Yes to the Duke (House of Brady, #3)
  • The Scandal Before Christmas (The Reckless Brides, #3.5)
  • The Border Laird's Bride
  • The Dissolute Duke (Wellinghams, #4)
  • How to Entice an Enchantress (The Duchess Diaries, #3)
  • It Happened Under The Mistletoe (Secret Brides, #3.5)
  • Once Upon a Tartan (MacGregors, #2)
  • The Importance of Being Wicked (Millworth Manor, #2)
  • I Married the Duke (The Prince Catchers, #1)
  • To Sin with a Viking (Forbidden Vikings, #1)
  • My Notorious Gentleman (The Inferno Club, #6)
  • Captive Heart (The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch #2)
  • Caleb (Circle Eight, #3)
  • The Highlander's Lady (Stolen Bride, #3)
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CATHY MAXWELL spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, "Why do people fall in love?" It remains for her the mystery of life and the secret to happiness.

She lives in beautiful Virginia with her children, horses, dogs, and cats.
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Other Books in the Series

The Chattan Curse (3 books)
  • Lyon's Bride (The Chattan Curse, #1)
  • The Scottish Witch (The Chattan Curse, #2)
Four Dukes and a Devil In the Bed of a Duke (Cameron Sisters, #3) Married in Haste (Marriage, #1) A Seduction at Christmas (Scandals and Seductions, #1) In the Highlander's Bed (Cameron Sisters, #5)

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