The Chattan Curse
Avon Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780062070227, 372pp.
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Maxwell mixes humor with meticulous characterization to create memorable stories. Publishers Weekly
With Lyon's Bride, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathy Maxwell kicks off a wonderful historical romance series, The Chattan Curse concerning a generational bane that ominously portends, When a Chattan male falls in love, strike his heart with fire from above. In this sensational marriage of convenience tale with a delightful twist, the so-called Lord Lyon is the latest family member cursed to eschew love or die. So he seeks a bride he does not love, only to be smitten by an English duke's headstrong daughter, who compels him to dangerously tempt fate. Lyon's Bride is the kind of lush and sensuous love story that will appeal not only to RITA Award nominee Cathy Maxwell's legion of fans, but to the many devoted readers of Christina Dodd and Victoria Alexander as well.
“His Christmas Pleasure may become one of my favorite [marriage of conveniece] stories”
-Lindlee, Smart Bitches Trashy Books
For a fun, well-written novel with a unique plot and endearing lead players, A SEDUCTION AT CHRISTMAS shouldn’t be missed.
-Romance Reviews Today
“... spirited and tender...a joyride that careens from adventure to adventure...”
“The first of the Chattan Curse series explores the power of love and second chances with deft prose and strong emotions. A consummate storyteller, Maxwell creates living, breathing characters who fight for love, freedom and independence with a passion modern readers can understand.”
-RT Book Reviews--4 stars