Just finished an excellent romance novel with a fascinating plot and fully fleshed out characters. A Scottish witch, a noble Lord, and a duke’s daughter are all intertwined in this tale of The Chattan Curse. LYON’S BRIDE by Cathy Maxwell.
The story begins in 1632 Scotland. Then it jumps to 1814 London. They call him Lord Lyon, proud, determined — and cursed. He is in need of a bride, but if he falls in love, he dies. His fervent hope is that by marrying — and having a son — without love, perhaps he can break the curse’s chains forever. Enter beautiful Thea Martin — a duke’s headstrong, errant daughter and society’s most brilliant matchmaker. Years ago, she and Lyon were inseparable, until he disappeared from her life without a word. Now she is charged with finding Lyon’s bride — a woman he cannot love for a man Thea could love too well.
Cathy Maxwell spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, “Why do people fall in love?” It remains for her the great mystery of life and the secret to happiness.
Paperback…372 pages. Published in 2012