With its memorable characters and well-written plotline brimming over with supernatural elements, this last of the Chattan Curse trilogy is a fitting conclusion to the series. Maxwell always makes readers believe love conquers all, and here she demonstrates that love overcomes evil witches and a heartless curse. Fans of the series may feel that everything isn’t as neatly wrapped up as they might hope, or that the many subplots draw readers away from the primary love story, but Maxwell creates a romance for the ages for readers to cherish.

Though her brothers have succumbed to love, Lady Margret Chattan believes the only way to break the curse that has plagued her family for 200 years is to never marry. However, if she is to save her siblings’ lives, she must travel to the far reaches of Scotland and confront the laird of clan Macnachton. Heath Macnachton has his life’s work ahead: keeping his clansmen in line. He certainly doesn’t need a stubborn Englishwoman interfering and insisting he help on a quest for a supernatural enemy. However, the possibility that Margret’s search will lead to his brother’s killer piques Heath’s interest. Their journey leads to more than breaking a curse; it ends in an unexpected love. (AVON, May, 380 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin