A Most Noble Heir

A Most Noble Heir

by Susan Anne Mason

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A Most Noble Heir by Susan Anne Mason

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764230875
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 262,155
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Susan Anne Mason's historical novel Irish Meadows won the Fiction from the Heartland contest from the Mid-American Romance Authors Chapter of RWA as well as the Christian Retailer's Choice Award for Debut Novel. 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.

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A Most Noble Heir 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Fitzysmom 9 months ago
I adore a good rags to riches story and that's exactly what I got with A Most Noble Heir. Nolan Price has been employed as a stable hand at Stainsby Hall in Derbyshire, England for years. He loves the work and fellow employees, especially the lovely kitchen maid Hannah Burnham. Nolan has dreams of a farm of his own and making Hannah his wife. He's been saving and planning for years and he's on the cusp of all that happening when his mother takes ill. Nolan's mom has been keeping something very important from him for his entire life and now that she's dying she must confess. The news is shocking and devastating and changes not only Nolan's life but the lives of all those around him. I enjoyed reading about the struggle of instant fortune. It's something we all dream about but rarely let ourselves think about the repercussions of what it would really be like. Every aspect of Nolan's life changed and he had to learn to navigate and balance what used to be with what is. The learning curve wasn't steep for Nolan alone. It was also hard for Hannah and Nolan's new family. It was equal parts blessing and curse. What I really enjoyed about the story was the suspense of the sinister plot that was going on during this time of transition. This is definitely a book for historical romance lovers. The rural manor house setting and all the British complexities make for a delightful read. I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
RobinWillson 9 months ago
Nolan goes from stable boy to aristocracy, and is determined to marry his sweetheart who is also a servant. This Christian Historical romance has twists and turns, frustration and danger. As you'd expect things are not at all smooth for them. Very entertaining with bouts of tension, lessons in love and forgiveness. Love that cover! #AmostNobleHeir #NetGalley Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher from the Baker Publishing Group, Bethany - Netgalley book review bloggers 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.”
BookwormMama2014 10 months ago
Such a fun and unique story! Tensions are high as we begin this story and don't release until the end. I just had to know how it was all going to work out. Hannah has severe insecurities, and although relatable, a couple times I thought I was going to have to purse whomp her. Nolan...while sweet and charming, was a bit pig-headed on a couple of occasions. Watching Hannah and Nolan work through their insecurities and fears was real and heartbreaking. But I love, LOVE, how the author infuses the situation with GOD! It is truly amazing what can happen when we let HIM lead us, heal us, and strengthen us. Set in the Victorian era, Susan Anne Mason brings to life the upstairs/downstairs aspects and the brilliance of them intertwining in an unexpected way. Conflicted between his heart and duty, will Nolan become the heir worthy of his father's praise and Hannah's heart? Can Hannah adjust to the changes in life now demanded of her? Filled with surprises, excitements, devastations, and romance...This is a perfect book for reading on vacation this year! So grab your copy from the library or bookstore now. I received a complimentary copy of A Most Noble Heir from the publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
Sarah Black 10 months ago
I have had this book on my TBR list ever since it came out, and for some reason I just kept putting it to the side and picking up other books. (It might have been the cover, because I don’t really think it’s the best cover for this book). This book has so many awesome elements in it. There are twists and turns that I didn’t see coming and it kept my attention throughout the entirety of the book. The storyline was intriguing and is reminiscent of a rags to riches romance. I really enjoyed the cast of characters and the secondary cast of characters were all well-formed. I really enjoyed Iris and how she was able to help Hannah through her times of need. Another cool aspect is that the author writes the story loosely based off of her own ancestors. There were a few parts of the story that I thought could have been written better, but overall, I thought that this was a great read and I really enjoyed it. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading historical christian fiction and historical romance. There is quite frankness in the way that the author talks about the honeymoon and birth, so I would recommend this to an older audience, but the topics are not graphic or discussed in detail. Thanks to Bethany House Publishers for sending me a copy of a Most Noble Heir. Thanks for reading this book review!
rkfall 11 months ago
A Most Noble Heir starts out at an intense moment and it just gets better and better. I really enjoyed this one. To take a storyline that seems predictable and then make it different was great!. And to be reading this when the Royal Wedding news is all over the place was excellent timing and an added bonus. I was drawn in by the title and not disappointed by this read. Check it out. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Bringingupbooks 11 months ago
Trust, forgiveness and a recognition of who and what God has called us to do seem to be the main themes apparent in this book. A few plot twists and a bit of mystery keep the story moving at a good pace. Fans of Historical Romance will enjoy this latest book from Susan Anne Mason.
jacksonmomLV 11 months ago
This book was an enjoyable distraction. I liked the "upstairs/downstairs" flavor to this story about a young man's transition from stable boy to the acknowledged heir of Lord Stainsby. How many times do people wish they could suddenly be numbered among the rich and famous? Yet when this happened to Nolan Price, it threatened everything he held dear - his love for Hannah, their plans for a quiet life on a small farm, his very name and identity and safety. This book took several unexpected turns, and left no character unchanged. The twist I liked best was the addition of Aunt Iris ~ what a bold and generous soul! She reminded me of Abigail in the Old Testament, whose discernment kept a king from making a disastrous mistake. Iris gently guides all the significant characters away from making heart-breaking choices. She is a voice of reason tempered with true emotion. And being independently wealthy and beautiful doesn't hurt, either. I also liked the way the author wove faith and prayer throughout this book. Often, the characters realized they hadn't depended on God's leading or even sought it in prayer, but through confession and commitment, they got back on the right track. Made it more realistic to see imperfect, broken people working toward happiness. In Nolan's words, "I thought my life would be complete once I knew my father, but I was wrong. My life is only complete with you there to share it...I am worthy...not because of who my father is, but because I'm the man my mother raised me to be. The man my heavenly Father shaped me to be." Susan Anne Mason is a new-to-me author, but I will look forward to reading more of her works.
Tara Runyan 12 months ago
I found this story was a good chance of pace to most romance stories, though I will try not to give anything away. Two servants fall in love and are about to start planning their future together before he finds out he is the heir to the estate and unable to marry beneath his station. He is determined to retain control of his life and makes an impetuous decision that may have long lasting consequences for more than just him. The characters were relatable and realistic, and the relationships between characters were key in this story. The plot and scenes really brought each of the main characters through their own powerful development arc. The interactions were often hilarious or intriguing, and I had a hard time putting it down because I wanted to find out how the story or next interaction would turn out. It was a beautiful romance and love story that left me satisfied with the storyline and conclusion. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and I will definitely be looking for other novels by Susan Anne Mason.
Digging4Pearls More than 1 year ago
Nolan Price is on the precipice of starting a new life, away from his duties as a stable hand for the Earl of Stanisby. He's ready to purchase a farm for his ailing mother and ask the woman he loves, kitchen maid, Hannah Burnham, to marry him. His life couldn't be any happier until.... This was my first time to read a story by Susan Anne Mason, and I wasn't disappointed in any way. I found her to be a very gifted author, and her story kept me turning the pages and wishing for more. I eagerly await her next book. This book was provided for free and I in no way was required to give a favorable review. - 2018.
SavannaKaiser More than 1 year ago
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.
mackenzie_carol More than 1 year ago
A Most Noble Heir is a stand-alone novel, and is actually the second one of Susan Anne Mason’s books that I have ever read. I borrowed Irish Meadows from the library awhile back, and really enjoyed it, so I was looking forward to reading this story, especially once I learned I would get to be a part of its promotion. However, I was a little disappointed with what I found in this novel. While I thought it had a cute storyline, and was looking forward to seeing how everything would end, I unfortunately found the plot to be a little less developed than I would like. It was somewhat predictable, with seemingly underdeveloped characters and slightly stilted conversation. Although I absolutely hate having to say anything critical about something someone else has written, especially when I had such high hopes for it, I can’t be anything less than honest about my opinion. While the beginning of this story went by pretty quickly—there were so many events that happened throughout the first set of chapters—the rest of the plot seemed to be a little bit slow going. And, since the synopsis on the back already spilled the beans about the hasty marriage, I felt like I was robbed the chance to experience that aspect of the story as an unexpected twist, which would have been a better way to experience it, in my opinion. I would’ve enjoyed being able to find more unexpected twists and turns rather than the predictableness that this novel started to turn into. Enough of the negativity. Suffice it to say, this novel was not my favorite. However, it did have some amiable qualities; while it was somewhat predictable once I got into it, this story was different from any other I have ever read. Besides that, the climactic ending was a little bit surprising, while also slightly unbelievable, and I did enjoy getting to know all of the characters. All in all, I would give this novel 3 ½ out of five bookshelves, though since I typically don’t do halves (because what good is half of a bookshelf?) I would say I can somewhat comfortably round it up to four out of five, because I still do like to be positive. (This review is from my blog, spreadinghisgrace.blogspot.com)
lesacap1262 More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found it a fun and relaxing read, but not without it's tense twists and nerve-wracking turns. I enjoy a good historical fiction getting the history and the feel of the setting and era. This one, set in England in 1884, gives you the whole feel for the upstairs/downstairs, aristocracy versus servant. Nolan is an honorable stable boy who learns, on his mothers deathbed, that he is actually the son of the very Earl whose estate he works. He is not fond of this man, doesn't respect him and actually somewhat fears him. Nolan is in love with the lovely kitchen maid Hannah and as far as he is concerned he is buying a nearby farm and marrying Hannah despite this new-found knowledge. Once the bombshell is released by his mother things are about to change and although Hannah and Nolan are in love, it's not that simple anymore. Take this journey of faith with Nolan and Hannah will true love be enough? As soon as things seem ironed out and a plan is set along comes a reason or an event that changes that plan. You find yourself pulling for the Hannah and Nolan as they face the changes, their own doubts, as they try to figure out if there will ever be harmony and acceptance. I received a free copy of this book through the Bethany House Blogger program, review is my own.
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
I always love books by this author and this one definitely does not disappoint. How would you handle finding out one day that you are not a stable boy but the son of the manor. Both Nolan and Hannah must learn how they will handle coming up in the world. I love how the author treats each of the characters. I did not want to stop reading this story. I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
ASimplyEnchantedLife More than 1 year ago
I was so torn what to rate this book. On one hand, I liked the author’s writing style. On the other, this book fell prey to too many overused tropes and predictability. Not to mention that Nolan’s story mirrored his father’s story and the characters found themselves in the same situation multiple times. Servant turned prince/princess trope is so overdone. I mean, it’s a dime a dozen with at least 4-5 books a year using this storyline. I’m just tired of it. Find something new. Why is it that you never have a princess that finds out she’s actually a servant? I also found the story so repetitive. Nolan is in love with a maid. His father also loved a maid. Nolan marries the maid in secret. His father married a maid (Nolan’s mother) in secret. Nolan’s mother died in childbirth. Hannah nearly dies in childbirth. I don’t know, it just felt like I was reading a story within a story and both stories were nearly the same. Having said all of that, I do like the writing style. I know, I already mentioned that but I want to repeat it and here’s why. While I felt this book was mediocre, I would be very interested in other books by this author. I think I could really like her works, despite the fact this one just wasn’t the greatest fit for me. Last, of all, I do want to say that the innuendo and wedding night may be a little risqué for younger readers. I’m not as protective as some Christian parents when it comes to this kind of content. While I would let my 14-15 year old read this, I think some Christian parents would be put off a bit. So, I’m throwing that out there so you can proceed with caution. Overall, this cover is lovely, the writing is great. I just didn’t resonate with the story. If you’ve read this author and would like to suggest a different book of hers, please do so in the comments below. I’d love to check it out! This book was provided to me by Bethany House Bloggers. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.
AngieArndt More than 1 year ago
If you've read or seen of Mason's other books, you'll know that her covers are beautiful and her stories are just as lovely. A Most Noble Heir is no different. Set in Victorian Derbyshire England, this historical highlights the frisson between those who live "upstairs" and those who work "downstairs" and I believe it may be my favorite of all her novels. Nolan Price, a lowly stablehand, finds out that the lord of the manor is his father. Sounds great, right? Well, Lord Stainsby isn't very happy about the prospect, even if he does need a male heir. Nor is Nolan because the Earl has forbidden him to fraternize with the servants, and Nolan's beautiful fianceé works in the kitchen.  First of all, I loved that the story came from the author's own genealogy research. (Be sure to read the dedication and the Letter to Readers for more about her family's story.) Second, there are no cookie-cutter characters here. Mason has drawn rich personalities and placed them in a beautiful setting with a lovely storyline. Who could ask for more? If you love uplifting stories, especially those set in Victorian England, you'll love A Most Noble Heir. I received a copy of this book for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Kathae More than 1 year ago
After having read and enjoyed Mason's previous series of books, it was refreshing to read a stand-alone with a different setting. This book is set in 1880s England, where there are definite boundaries between the classes. I found the unique premise of this book, that a stable hand was truly the earl's son, to be intriguing. The characters were very real-lovable, yet flawed. Most were willing to be changed and grown by their circumstances, which made them even more endearing. The plot kept moving, and just when I thought everything was about to be wrapped up, there was more action. Two takeaways that I had from this book- 1. Everyone should have an Aunt Iris. Read this book so you can meet her! 2. Susan Anne Mason is the Queen of the Double Romance! I enjoyed this book and recommend it to fans of historical fiction. I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House, for review purposes. The thoughts expressed here are my own.
Phyllis_H More than 1 year ago
My review is 3.5 Stars A Most Noble Heir had an interesting twist to the “found out he is really nobility” plot. Nolan had been in love with Hannah, a kitchen maid, since they were both barely teenagers. As a stable boy, there was nothing inappropriate with their relationship. When he was ready to propose to her, he discovered that he was actually the legitimate son of the vain Earl who, despite his own past experiences, would never approve of their union. Both Hannah and Nolan had to learn to overcome their assumptions and learn to communicate. Each one had allowed fear to keep them from expressing their feelings to the other. My favorite character in the story was Hannah’s Aunt Iris. She was confident, kind and not afraid to speak her mind. Her love for her nieces had her intervening on their behalf in a big way. This review was originally posted on AmongTheReads.net I would like to thank LitFuse Publicity Group for giving me this item. My opinion and review were not influenced by this gift.
Mylittlebirdie More than 1 year ago
This novel had a unique start in that the main couple was already in love. However, their story was far from simple! I really felt for Nolan as he tried to navigate his new position in life. I could see both his and Hannah's viewpoints on their marriage, but their inability to openly communicate was driving me a little crazy. Both of them really had to learn how to be a couple, how to put each other's needs before their own, and how to overcome their fears and have faith in each other and the Lord. Nolan's father was not my favorite person at all until I got to see his more humane side and learn about his past. My favorite character in this story was one of Hannah's relatives. She was full of wisdom, spunk, and independence, and she paid no mind to the ridiculous rules of society. I'm hoping that this is a series, and we get to learn more about Hannah's younger sister, Molly, as she grows up! ***I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and am under no obligation to post a positive review. All opinions are my own.
steelergirl83 More than 1 year ago
A Most Noble Heir is my first book by this author and I have to say, I'm not too sure how I feel about it. I'll have to let this one stew in my mind for a bit, but my review is due and I must continue to write it. Maybe the cover model is too cute and is responsible for skewering my brain before I even opened the book. Ha! On one hand, I loved that this wasn't a trope I've read in Christian romance, but on the other hand, the secondary characters turned out to be more interesting than Nolan and Hannah. When reading this book, I didn't connect with either of them. They both seemed so good and...well...noble. It was a little boring to read one dimensional hero and heroine. I much preferred the scandalous, flawed Lord Stainsby and the brash, loyal Lady Iris Hartford. To be honest, I wish that their story could have been the main focus of this book and Nolan's and Hannah's the secondary. I suppose I get a bit more attached to characters like Edward who I can love and hate in the space of a chapter than predictable, staid characters. I wanted so much to love this book and I think I could have if there were more conflict, sparkle, or just oomph in at least Nolan. I love a good hero, but there's gotta be fire under the surface (yes, even in Christian fiction ;-)) and sadly I didn't really get that from him. The ending of this book was frustrating for me too. The sedate pacing of the story (which I thought was fine) was suddenly knocked off kilter by a kidnapping thrown in near the very end. It seemed so random! That said, each of Ms. Mason's characters got a turn on the page. I think she did an awesome job at making this story complete so to speak. It wasn't just about the h/H as so many romances can be, but even the "lowly" cook and blacksmith played an important role in the story. I'll definitely be looking up her past and future books to see how she handles different heroines and heroes! ~ My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars ~ *I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
The premise of this book made me smile, from rags to riches, or from stable boy to nobility, a Cinderella type of a story, picked my interest. A boy whom we soon find out was raised by his aunt and did not know whom his father was, and wow when the facts unfold, a déjà vu moment is about to unfold. The author has placed us in England at a manor estate back in the 1880s’s, and we see the separation of the classes, one is superior to the other, but we also see compassion and love. Will a father accept a commoner for his son, and if he doesn’t the consequences look to be horrendous, and will the son bend to the will of the father? There is also a lot of greed going on and we wonder if all will survive to the end of the book. On a happier note, there is some good clean romance, and a sweet baby that may be the answer for this family. I received this book through Lit Fuse Publicity Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.
SeasonsofGrace More than 1 year ago
Look out! Just the cover itself is intriguing, never mind the story- Handsome young stable hand, innocent beautiful kitchen maid, past secrets, danger, and much more. I was caught up in the story before the end of the first few chapters. Nolan, one of the main characters has always wondered who his father is. Yet, the only way he will find out is through heartache, and will he be happy in the knowing? I admire his faith, how he seeks God's guidance in his decisions, and yet he is not just the "hero", but also human as he second guesses himself and isn't sure what to do. Hannah also has an admirable side, and her faith is well grounded. She is courageous and patient when her life is rocked, and just as any young girl, she is also vulnerable and emotional. As in any book, there's the one you love to "hate", Lord Stainsby, who wears his title with arrogance and pride, and yet somewhere deep within, there may just be a better man. Tie all these, along with many other characters together, and you'll have a great read you won't want to put down. Though not as suspenseful as some, the author keeps you wondering and wanting to turn the pages until the very end. I would certainly recommend this book , and hope to read others by Susan in the future. I was blessed with my copy of this book by Bethany House and the Litfuse Publicity Team. I was not asked or required to review it in a positive manner.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed A Most Noble Heir. Poor Nolan and Hannah! They were so in love and so unprepared for the dramatic change that became a reality for both of them. There were times that I was frustrated with both of these main characters, as they did not communicate their feelings clearly. This lead to some pain and heartache, but did work to remind me that Nolan and Hannah were still very young. There were some very hard feelings toward Nolan from the family that he suddenly found himself a part of. Emotionally he struggled with finding his place among them, building a relationship with a father who was difficult to deal with, and wanting with all of his heart to have a loving marriage with Hannah. I really liked both Nolan and Hannah and although their journey was difficult at times, I felt for these two young people in love. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
Becky J Miller More than 1 year ago
Meet Nolan Price, a stable hand who discovers his employer is actually his father, a man of nobility. Nolan is a likable, hard-working young man with a deep loyalty to the aunt who raised him. His sole desire is to bring honor to her. Susan Anne Mason’s, A Most Noble Heir is a story I did not want to put down. Nolan’s relationship with kitchen maid Hannah Burnham is a story within the story. Readers will appreciate the struggles Nolan faces as he endeavors to develop a relationship with his difficult, narrow-minded father while remaining true to himself and the people he cares for most. As the story begins Nolan’s faith is a bit unstable, but as he navigates each obstacle, he realizes his chances for success greatly increase when he follows the subtle guidance provided by his heavenly father. A Most Noble Heir also provides a bit of unexpected mystery and intrigue; a delightful read. ***A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher. This review contains my own thoughts and opinions.
Deana0326 More than 1 year ago
Welcome to an exciting adventure that takes you back in time to 1884 in prestigious Derbyshire, England. Stainsby Hall is a magnificent place where the elite live. I liked Nolan and found him to be a very determined young man. I was heartbroken when a tragedy happens in his life that will change everything for him. Secrets always have a way of coming out and tend to cause destruction and hurt to people. What would it feel like to learn that suddenly you are an heir to an Earl? Nolan has many decisions to make that will affect his future. Will he make the right ones, or fall for power and greed? I have never been so angry at a character before I met the Earl of Stainsby. He is such an arrogant, controlling, mean person. When we learn of his past and what he gave up, I was appalled at the way he treated his son. He did just find out that he had a son, but the ridiculous rules he expects Nolan to abide by are nothing short of controlling his every thought. Why is this man so hard on Nolan? Will he ever find compassion and love his son unconditionally? Hannah is my favorite character in the book. Her innocence is refreshing and I loved how she was willing to make sacrifices to be with Nolan. Hannah's patience and faith help her through many difficult times. There were times I wanted to tell her to run, but her love for Nolan outshines any struggles she faces. I admire her for believing in good and pure things. What a refreshing character she is. I can picture her as she walks in a room with elegance and a sweet spirit that surrounds her. Get ready for deception, jealousy and danger in this action packed story that will have you believing that God is in control and people can change. I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. I was under no obligation to write a favorable review. The review is my own opinion.
Deana0326 More than 1 year ago
Welcome to an exciting adventure that takes you back in time to 1884 in prestigious Derbyshire, England. Stainsby Hall is a magnificent place where the elite live. I liked Nolan and found him to be a very determined young man. I was heartbroken when a tragedy happens in his life that will change everything for him. Secrets always have a way of coming out and tend to cause destruction and hurt to people. What would it feel like to learn that suddenly you are an heir to an Earl? Nolan has many decisions to make that will affect his future. Will he make the right ones, or fall for power and greed? I have never been so angry at a character before I met the Earl of Stainsby. He is such an arrogant, controlling, mean person. When we learn of his past and what he gave up, I was appalled at the way he treated his son. He did just find out that he had a son, but the ridiculous rules he expects Nolan to abide by are nothing short of controlling his every thought. Why is this man so hard on Nolan? Will he ever find compassion and love his son unconditionally? Hannah is my favorite character in the book. Her innocence is refreshing and I loved how she was willing to make sacrifices to be with Nolan. Hannah's patience and faith help her through many difficult times. There were times I wanted to tell her to run, but her love for Nolan outshines any struggles she faces. I admire her for believing in good and pure things. What a refreshing character she is. I can picture her as she walks in a room with elegance and a sweet spirit that surrounds her. Get ready for deception, jealousy and danger in this action packed story that will have you believing that God is in control and people can change. I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. I was under no obligation to write a favorable review. The review is my own opinion.