A Most Noble Heir by Susan Anne Mason (Review & #Giveaway) @saMason @Bethany_House

Welcome to my tour stop! You can read my review of Mason's first book, Irish
Meadows, here. I'm happy to be spreading the word about her newest release, another 
historical romance. Make sure you check out my review and the giveaway below...

A Most Noble Heir
by Susan Anne Mason
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
March 6th 2018 by Bethany House Publishers


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 asolution 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.

Praise for the Book

“Beautifully balancing sweet forbidden love with a father-son battle of wills, Mason proves to be a highest caliberauthor 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.”—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.”—Library Journal

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My Review

A MOST NOBLE HEIR is a sweet story about a man who is torn between the desire to finally know his father and his original plans, which includes the one he loves. Moments of faith are woven through the story as he struggles to come to terms with his future and what exactly that future will hold. The characters are easily likable and the setting makes for a perfect backdrop for this story. An overall enjoyable read!

This story took a little bit of time to grow on me. I liked the beginning, but it didn't necessarily pull me in or make me want to find out how these characters' story would unfold. The characters were all likable and the plot worked, there just was something missing. However, the story did improve and the characters grew on me. I especially adored Hannah's aunt. I enjoyed seeing such a strong clash between the upper and lower classes and how Nolan had to navigate between the two as he moves from a lowly stable hand to a titled aristocrat. Even stronger was his struggle with his faith and with finding a way to hold on to the love he desired against all that opposed it. For those who love drama and danger, there is plenty of that in the second half of the book with a climatic ending that resolves sweetly. All the loose ends were tied up nicely, maybe a little too nicely for my taste.

In the end, was it what I wished for? A story that started slow, but finished well with plenty of twists and a sweet romance, making for a satisfying and uplifting story overall.

Content: Some adult subject matter and situations, but clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through Litfuse Publicity, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.

About the Author

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. Also a member of ACFW, Susan lives outside of Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children.

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