Just what the doctor ordered! "A Most Noble Heir" by Susan Anne Mason

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about the book....

Will Gaining the World Cost Him Everything He Holds Most Dear?

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 once their marriage is sanctioned by God that 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 his dreams for tomorrow and his father's demanding expectations.

Forces work to keep the couple apart at every turn, and a solution to remain together seems farther and farther away. With Nolan's new life pulling him irrevocably away from Hannah, it seems only a miracle will bring them back together.

my review....

You know how sometimes you just need to pick up a good book where you can be assured that the final few pages will leave you lighter of heart, with a smile on your face? If that resonates with you, then "A Most Noble Heir" is exactly what you've been looking for! The story has an almost fairy-tale type feel to it at times as Nolan learns that he actually has noble blood coursing through his veins, and so is destined for far more than he dreamed of. But along the way, he learns some valuable lessons, and it is here that Mason adds some depth to what otherwise could be a familiar story to readers. I greatly enjoyed the whole cast of characters that grace this novel, not only Nolan and Hannah but also that of Nolan's father, Edward, and the unexpected love interest that comes his way. The story flows smoothly, with some surprising additions to the plot that make for an engaging novel from start to finish. The author has also offered up several gems of spiritual truths in the story, particularly as Hannah's aunt Iris enters the picture, and the result makes for characters with even more depth to them. The last few chapters fairly fly by as secrets - and the truth - are revealed. And as mentioned, as I turned the final pages of the book, I couldn't help but feel like I had been thoroughly entertained, as evidenced by the smile on my face. My teenage daughter has also devoured this book, and assures me that female readers in particular will love the romance that flourishes between the pages!

Susan Anne Mason has crafted a well-written historical novel that will sweep you back in time to the Victorian era, keeping you glued to the pages with the drama, intrigue and romance that you will find between the pages. I give this book a solid rating and award it 4 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

about the author....

Susan Anne Mason
Susan Anne Mason's debut historical novel, Irish Meadows, won the Fiction from the Heartland contest from the Mid-American Romance Authors Chapter of RWA. Also a member of ACFW, Susan lives outside of Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children. She can be found online at www.susanannemason.com.

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