To capture not just the heart of a character but the soul of characters is not an easy task. To absorb the mystique that is romance in a character’s life even harder. Yet author Cathy Maxwell has done this throughout her career but never as brilliantly as with Lyon’s Bride. Cathy performed the task so well that at one point I literally wept with the passion of these characters.
My overall opinion if you have faith everything can and will be cured or resolved, you just have to believe. You cannot let the burden of life bear down on you to the point of not letting go of the past. You have to keep moving forward without the bitterness that can weigh you down.
I do believe with all everything I am that life is to be treasured and lived and that someone, somewhere is watching over me. It is not easy fulfilling your dreams but it can be done. I have said it before, it is not the baggage in your life that is the problem just make sure it has wheels and you can pull it along not be dragged down by it.
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~ REVIEW from The Reading Reviewer ~
LYON’S BRIDE by Cathy Maxwell
The Chattan Curse
When Thea Martin’s matchmaking skills reunite her with Neal Chattan, Lord Lyon the twists and turns were ones she never expected. Thea has been taking care of her two sons, surviving on the income from her business, and the icy rejection of his family. She may have made less than great decisions based on love but nothing could prepare her for Neal’s desire turn away from any type of love in his live no matter what he might say otherwise. Neal wanted a wife, someone to produce an heir, and nothing more than a woman he tolerated.
Thea tries to accommodate his needs but finds that the relationship and feelings they built as children apparently cannot be dismissed. Neal talks of saving her from him and the curse that plagues his family, yet Thea sees nothing but the man of her dreams and a future for her family. Neal believes he cannot fall in love without losing his life and does everything he can to prevent it. Staying away from Thea should help but it is not as she is more beautiful than any dream woman he could ever have imagined. The want of her kiss, need of her touch, and desire for her body consume him to the point of distraction. As much as he fights this pull, it is something that is taking on its own existence in his life, much like the witch that has cursed his family for almost two centuries. Neal may know what he should do but that is not what he wants to do.
Cathy Maxwell knows how to capture and write the romance of love. Ms. Maxwell has the brilliant ability to seize every moment in a story and develop it until the reader weeps with the joy that the characters share.