THE SCOTTISH WITCH
A curse, a daring charade, a delightful plot and Maxwell’s gift for storytelling combine in this enchanting love story. Readers will take pleasure in every aspect of the second in the Chattan Curse trilogy, as Maxwell skillfully brings her signature humor to a darker story to lighten the mood and demonstrate the power of love.
For centuries the Chattan Curse, which decrees that when a Chattan male falls in love he will die, has destroyed the family. Hoping to save his happily wedded brother’s life, Harry Chattan heads for Scotland to find a witch to break the curse. When she learns of the fortune Harry is offering for the witch, desperate Portia Maclean devises a scheme. With money in hand, she prays Harry won’t recognize her in the village after he discovers he’s been betrayed by a false witch. However, when Harry meets Portia he is enchanted by her and finds himself falling in love. (AVON, Nov., 380 pp., $7.99)