A Most Noble Heir
When stable hand Nolan Price learns from his dying mother that he is actually the son of the Earl of Stainsby, his plans for a future with kitchen maid Hannah Burnham are shattered. Once he is officially acknowledged as the earl’s heir, Nolan will be forbidden to marry beneath his station.
Unwilling to give up the girl he loves, he devises a plan to elope–believing that once their marriage is sanctioned by God, Lord Stainsby will be forced to accept their union. However, as Nolan struggles to learn the ways of the aristocracy, he finds himself caught between pleasing Hannah and living up to his father’s demanding expectations.
At every turn, forces work to keep the couple apart, and a solution to remain together seems further and further away. With Nolan’s new life pulling him irrevocably away from the woman he loves, it seems only a miracle will bring them back together.
A Most Noble Heir
Susan Anne Mason
(Bethany House Publishers)
March 2018/368 pages/$15.99
I do love beautiful books. And this cover-oh my! Handsome young gentleman with a beautiful white horse, and that absolutely to-die-for stately home, in the background…a place I’d love to visit…
Yes, I knew I wanted to read this one, just by looking at it!
Side note here– I had big plans to make a lot of headway in this book last night. However, because of all the rains we’ve had, and the chance of our basement getting flooded the previous night, (which meant not too much sleep then) I found my eyes closing on me as I tried to read. And therefore, didn’t get as far in this beauty as I had hoped to before posting this review.
This promises to be quite the intriguing story. A humble young servant lad, Nolan is in love with a serving maid at the same estate, he thinks his life is pretty great. That’s when his dying mother informs him that his father is none other than the lord of the estate, the Earl! Now he will be required to ‘marry well’.
I had just gotten to the part where he finds out that he is the heir, and cannot choose to marry someone of lowly birth. Then my eyelids were just too heavy and I had to lay the book aside.
I can’t wait to keep reading and see how it will all work out. I mean, after all, it is a romance, and so I highly suspect that he will somehow be able to marry the girl of his dreams after all. It would make it all work out nicely if he could do that AND inherit the estate, but we shall see!
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What Others Are Saying
“Beautifully balancing sweet forbidden love with a father-son battle of wills, Mason proves to be a highest caliber author in historical inspirational romance. Set in England in 1884, this is a marvelously entertaining story of the search for identity and a struggle for acceptance for both Nolan and Hannah. The purity and tenacity of their love will leave readers tingling, and fans of Roseanne M. White will enjoy Mason’s web of nobility drama and breathlessly exciting conclusion.”—Booklist starred review
“This is a sweet story full of the historical details fans of Victorian fiction will appreciate. There is also plenty of faith and love leading this young couple to their happily ever after.”—RT Book Reviews
“An immersive narrative and sympathetic characters are highlights of this heartwarming novel from Mason about the importance of family, the power of love, and the faith to pursue your heart’s desire.”—Library Journal
About the Author
Susan lives in a suburb near Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she works part-time as a church secretary.
Her debut historical novel, Irish Meadows, won the Fiction from the Heartland contest from the Mid-American Romance Authors Chapter of RWA.
She is a wife and the mother of two amazing kids, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). In addition to writing, she likes to scrapbook and to research her family history on-line. You can connect with her on Facebook or on her website http://www.susanannemason.net.
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