Author: Susan Anne Mason
Genre: Historical Romance
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.
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
A Most Noble Heir by Susan Anne Mason is a sweet historical romance on what can happen when history repeats itself.
When stable hand Noble Price unexpectedly finds out that the man he works for, the Earl of Stainsby, is his father, he quickly marries the love of his life, Hannah Burnham, fearing that his father will not allow him to marry beneath his class. What he finds out is that history repeated itself, for the Earl had done the same thing. And just like the Earl's father, Noble's father is determined to annul their marriage.
There was a great deal of miscommunication between the main characters in this book. In fact, most of the problems in their relationship came about because they didn't take the time to talk to each other. While the intrigue of who the threatening messages were from was somewhat obvious from the start, it did add a bit of suspense to the book.
I did like the growth in character of the Earl for he struck me as someone who would never pray and yet he seemed to change the most. Aunt Iris was a hoot and a very likeable character. Noble and Hannah took their time but eventually realized that God at the centre of a relationship would keep it intact.
A most noble book to read indeed!
Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.