About the Book:
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: Set in historic England Nolan proves to be a formidable opponent to his father’s underhanded plans. With several shocking happenings in his life days apart, he later proves he has what it takes to carry on the family title. Along the way, he must keep his father from trying to control his wife and convince Hannah, that despite the new status, he still loves her truly.
I love Victorian era fiction and this was a nice read to relax to. Frustrating moments were Nolan’s father’s manipulations, Heather’s impatience, and a rushed romance (not Nolan and Heather’s but I won’t tell you who’s because then I would be telling you too much of the story).
I did enjoy the bit of intrigue, and the friends who stuck by through thick and thin.
If you like clean, Christian, Victorian era fiction you will enjoy this book.
About the Author: 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.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Group as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”