A Most Noble Heir
by Susan Anne Mason
Published by Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date March 6, 2018
Genres: Historical Fiction
Setting: England Victorian Era – UK – 1837 – 1901
Main Character Ages: 18-24
Written for: Adults
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.
I would like to thank LitFuse Publicity Group for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
A Most Noble Heir had an interesting twist to the “found out he is really nobility” plot. Nolan had been in love with Hannah, a kitchen maid, since they were both barely teenagers. As a stable boy, there was nothing inappropriate with their relationship. When he was ready to propose to her, he discovered that he was actually the legitimate son of the vain Earl who, despite his own past experiences, would never approve of their union.
Both Hannah and Nolan had to learn to overcome their assumptions and learn to communicate. Each one had allowed fear to keep them from expressing their feelings to the other.
My favorite character in the story was Hannah’s Aunt Iris. She was confident, kind and not afraid to speak her mind. Her love for her nieces had her intervening on their behalf in a big way.
Susan is giving away her Courage to Dream series, plus A Most Noble Heir to two lucky winners!
The giveaway ends April 18, 2018