Nolan and Hannah’s young love meets many obstacles in this story, but the characters grow beautifully and learn life lessons never to be forgotten. Their strength and determination is tested by strangers and family members alike as they discover that their only security lies in God.
If you enjoy historical romance, with sweeping settings, family heritage, and a nice dose of conflict, this book is a great fit. The author strikes a good balance of sweetness and tension, pushing every scene forward at a good pace. Although slightly predictable at a few moments, the story remained very entertaining throughout.
It’s impossible not to like Nolan and Hannah. They’re relatable, kind, and yes, noble characters that will win your heart. Their unique love story kept me turning the pages and cheering them on as if they were my friends.
I received a free copy from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.
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 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.
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. A member of ACFW, as well, she lives outside of Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children. She can be found online at www.susanannemason.com