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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 ~ BlithelyBookish

"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 brother
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Mary - Buried Under Romance
Oct 19, 2012 Mary - Buried Under Romance rated it really liked it
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
Apr 28, 2013 SOS Aloha rated it it was amazing
"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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BookLover
Apr 30, 2015 BookLover rated it really liked it
The Devil’s Heart was an exciting conclusion to this series. Margaret Chattan takes up where her brother Henry left off in the second book searching for a cure to the curse. I didn’t like Margaret in the first book, but she really won me over in this story. Heath was her perfect match.

Margaret’s journey takes her to the family that started the curse and Heath Macnachtan. He does not believe in curses and Margaret has an uphill battle in getting him to believe and in trying to fend off growing f
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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
Susan
Jul 03, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it
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
Marian
Apr 30, 2013 Marian rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cathy-maxwell
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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Amy
Dec 12, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 13, 2013 Mary Gramlich rated it it was amazing
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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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
Debra Taylor
Jan 31, 2013 Debra Taylor rated it really liked it

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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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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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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Jennie
Jan 19, 2013 Jennie rated it liked it
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
Apr 27, 2013 The Window Seat rated it really liked it
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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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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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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Jennifer
Sep 11, 2013 Jennifer rated it did not like it
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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Mandy
Jul 01, 2013 Mandy rated it really liked it
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.
Elaine
May 08, 2013 Elaine rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cathy-maxwell
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.
Paranormal Romance
The heroine's mission to Scotland is a matter of life or death. As the first female Chattan born and the last of her siblings not to be afflicted with the curse, she knows that if she doesn't find a way to break it, her brothers will die. On the road to the castle that started it all, the place a forlorn woman killed herself in grief and he witch mother doomed the heroine's family, the carriage wrecks. The unnatural winds and the spirit of the witch are to blame but she doesn't understand how sh ...more
Zel Polev
Feb 17, 2015 Zel Polev rated it liked it
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cookiemonger
Sep 27, 2014 cookiemonger rated it liked it
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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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Amanda
Mar 11, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars
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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Marcy
Feb 19, 2017 Marcy rated it really liked it
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 Macnachtan is not superstitious. Laird of the most independent, nonconforming, madly infuriating clan e
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Kimberly
Oct 03, 2012 Kimberly rated it really liked it
My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/new-r...

In the seventeenth century, a Macnachtan witch cursed the Chattan family. When a Chattan male falls in love, he dies. Now all that’s left of the Chattan line are siblings Neal, Harry, and Margaret. Unlike her brothers, Margaret is determined not to fall in love. But fate has other plans for Margaret and in the midst of her quest to break the curse and save her brothers’ lives, Margaret is thrown into the path
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Becky
Feb 22, 2017 Becky rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It was a great way to end the series
Lia Mcintosh
Oct 13, 2013 Lia Mcintosh rated it really liked it
A WONDERFUL CONCLUSION TO A SCOTTISH CURSE!"


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 brot
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 02, 2015 05:44AM  
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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)

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