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 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 further and further away. With Nolan’s new life pulling him irrevocably away from Hannah, it seems only a miracle will bring them back together.
I received this book from the author/publisher via Litfuse for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
A beautiful story that showcase two fine characters on their walk with God, each other, and their families.
A Most Noble Heir is sure to sweep its readers away bring them into a story so full of trials and triumphs. Though Nolan and Hannah have a rough start to their marriage, their journey and reliance on their faith is inspiring.
I did find the plot itself to be very predictable, however there were a few side plots that kept things moving and interesting. The content is clean, with no cursing, graphic action, or sexually explicit scenes. Though there are some detailed kissing scenes and implications before and after our happy couple’s wedding night.
Overall, I was pleased to read Nolan and Hannah’s story and recommend it to fans of historical fiction. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.