Lyon's Bride by Cathy Maxwell
The Chattan Curse

75%

11 Critic Reviews

Maxwell (A Seduction at Christmas) spins a pleasant, unchallenging tale perfect for new romance readers.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

"When a Chattan male falls in love, strike his heart with fire from above..."

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.

 

About Cathy Maxwell

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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 great mystery of life and the secret to happiness.She lives in beautiful Virginia with her children, horses, dogs, and cats. A retreat leader and writing teacher, Lynne Hinton is the author of numerous novels including Pie Town, Wedding Cake, Christmas Cake, Friendship Cake, Hope Springs, and Forever Friends. She also writes a mystery series under the name Jackie Lynn. She lives in New Mexico. With the publication of New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson's first book, readers discovered one of contemporary romance's freshest voices. Four of her novels were named among the Top Ten Favorite Books of the Year by Romance Writers of America. She has won numerous awards, including Borders Bestselling Romantic Comedy, National Reader's Choice, and two RITA® Awards for the Best Single Contemporary Romance Title of the Year.Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She's experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily-ever-after.Jennifer Bernard is a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to . . . well, any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She's no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings.
 
Published April 24, 2012 by Avon. 384 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Lyon's Bride
All: 11 | Positive: 9 | Negative: 2

Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Mar 12 2012

Maxwell (A Seduction at Christmas) spins a pleasant, unchallenging tale perfect for new romance readers.

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Night Owl Romance

Excellent
Reviewed by Yadkny on Jul 01 2012

Such a bewitching tale of love, loss, and the hope for redemption. The chemistry between the leads is fully engaging and creates wonderfully described scenes full of varying emotions.

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CK2S Kwips and Kritiques

Excellent
Reviewed by Marilyn on Mar 21 2012

It’s not a coincidence, for it happens every time, but I generally have a smile on my face from the very first pages of Ms. Maxwell’s books, from beginning until end, and LYON’S BRIDE will do that for you as well! Excellent and highly recommended!

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Romance Novel News

Good
Reviewed by Jennifer Porter on Apr 27 2012

I am definitely hooked and can’t wait to find out how this series plays out.

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Rakehell

Good
Reviewed by Jamie Heustess

Lyon's Bride: The Chattan Curse proves there are characters out there that are easy to identify with and face some of the same issues then as we do now. I am definitely looking forward to the rest of series!

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Bookworm 1858

Good
May 25 2012

An intriguing curse premise hangs the entire trilogy together and I can't wait to read the next section!

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The Reading Reviewer

Good
Reviewed by Mary Gramlich on Apr 27 2012

Cathy Maxwell knows how to capture and write the romance of love.

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La Deetda Reads

Good
Reviewed by Deet on Feb 23 2012

She is a gifted writer and the story moves along at a welcome, page turning pace.

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Love Saves the World

Below average
Reviewed by Tin on Jul 07 2012

But the story is Lyon's Bride: The Chattan Curse -- and the combination of the two parts results in a confusing reaction for me: I felt the book was interesting enough for me to keep reading it (and I finished this one very quickly) -- but, I could not help but notice the gaps in the story.

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Yankee Romance Reviewers

Good
Reviewed by Terra on May 15 2012

Ms. Maxwell's writing is as smooth and delicious and newly made chocolate. I love an author who can deliver a true romance without all the slam, bam, thank you mam.

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Happily Ever After

Below average
Reviewed by Jess on May 09 2012

I wish there would have been more closure of some kind for Neal and Thea, but then I guess the curse couldn’t continue to play a role in Harry and possibly Margaret’s life.

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