A Most Noble Heir
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.
"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. The troubles facing Nolan and his father are realistic and heartrending, especially as the two struggle to reconcile the fallout from the earl's devastating and life-altering mistakes."
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. For readers seeking a well-written Victorian romance in the vein of Laura Frantz or Jocelyn Green."
"A Most Noble Heir was inspired by Mason's own family history, paired with a wonderful talent for 'what if.' Readers will find solace in Hannah's quiet strength, understanding in Nolan's struggle to find the right path, and hope in the Earl's newfound outlook on his life and the people in it. . . . A Most Noble Heir reminds readers of what is important in life - love, trust, and the courage to be kind."
Historical Novels Review
"In A Most Noble Heir, the author wrenches the hero and heroine apart near the beginning and invites the reader on a journey as the couple's love struggles to bridge a chasm of social and physical distance. Add a villain who has his own emotional issues to resolve, and the reader gets an intriguing story of three parallel, yet intersecting lives transformed through the power of love. . . . If you like a well-told story about people adapting and thriving under trying circumstances, paired with an engaging romance, pick up a copy of A Most Noble Heir for a most enjoyable read."
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