Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A Most Noble Heir by Susan Anne Mason [Review & Giveaway]

My thoughts:  This  story set in Victorian England runs the gamut of the genre with its tried and true storylines of nobility and  class struggle. The conflict between the wealthy, noble class and the poor, servant class and the chasm that divides them is clearly shown by the author in the characters Edward, Earl of Stainsby, father of Noland who is Edward's newly revealed son. And then you have the older, longserving man and his wife in the servants' quarters that comfort, advise, and care for both the noble Earl and the hurting servants.

There is a wealth of excitement and danger that surround the young couple. Noland Price, who newly discovered he is the son of the Earl, and his sweetheart Hannah marry in a quiet ceremony just as they planned prior to discovering that he was the son of the Earl. This is not acceptable to the haughty Earl so the conflict begins.

Throughout the book there is a steady ebb and flow of tension  as Noland grows into the noble heritage that is truly his and still keeps his heart melded to the sweet kitchen maid that is his wife. When the strain become too great, Hannah flees. She finds sanctuary with an aunt who proves to be a star character in this book.

I found the various characters interesting and well developed. The writing style of Susan Anne Mason is easy to follow and thoroughly well constructed. I enjoyed reading A Most Noble Heir,

Who is a good reading audience for this book? I would recommend this be kept for ages 18 the mature reader. I  base this recommendation on the fact that there is a strong romance between the lead characters; and while it is not sexually explicit, it is not something I would acquire for the younger reader. Then, too, there is the birthing scene which is pretty intense. Please note that this is a clean, Christian book and the characters are people of faith.

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 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 pleasing Hannah and living up to his father's demanding expectations.

At every turn, forces work to keep the couple apart, and a solution to remain together seems further and further away. With Nolan's new life pulling him irrevocably away from the woman he loves, it seems only a miracle will bring them back together.
Begins March 23
Ends April 10 at 12:01 a.m EDT
Open to USA addresses only.
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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and are freely given,


  1. I have not read any of her books yet. I would like to. My favorite genre is historical inspirational romance especially the west.
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  2. My favorite genre is Amish fiction, but am also a big fan of historical. Would love to read this one!

  3. Historical fiction is my very favorite genre! I read the first two books in Susan's previous series, but haven't gotten my hands on the third.

  4. I love mystery books - I have not Susan Anne Mason's work

  5. I have not read SAM's books but I would certainly love to. Historical fiction is pretty hard to beat.

  6. I like most genres of christian fiction and I have not read any of Susan Anne Mason's books yet.
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  7. This one looks really good! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!


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