by Frances Housden
Published by Escape Publishing Genres: Adult Historical Romance
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Euan McArthur is a chieftain in need of an heir.
While still a young a warrior, Euan incites the fury of a witch. She retaliates with a curse that no wife will ever bear him an heir. As he buries his third wife and yet another bonnie stillborn son, Euan can no longer cast her words aside.
Morag Farquhar is a woman in need of sanctuary. With a young relative in tow, Morag flees the only home she has ever known to escape her brother, Baron of Wolfsdale, and find sanctuary in the MacArthur stronghold. Pronounced barren by a midwife, Morag is of little value to her family, but a Godsend to Euan, a lover he can’t kill by getting with child.
Years ago, chance drew them together, and tangled their lives in ways they could never have imagined. This time their destiny lies in their own hands, but it will take courage and strong hearts to see it through to the end.
The Chieftain’s Curse has all the elements I love in historical romances – the beautiful highland setting, mystery, action, and steamy romance. This is my first time reading from this author so I was really impressed with her writing. Her attention to detail made me feel as if I was in the ancient highlands. My only disappointment was with the pace of the story. Just when something exciting was about to happen it was interrupted by a sex scene. I love highland romances because of the passion and devotion of highland men so I expect steamy scenes. But The Chieftain’s Curse had too many sex scenes. They were an irritating distraction from the storyline and made the story drag. The Chieftain’s Curse has a great love story and mystery so it was a shame that the sex scenes ruined my excitement.
But despite my dislikes I still enjoyed this story. The story was predictable but I really liked the characters, Euan and Morag. I look forward to reading more books in this series.