Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Most Noble Heir by Susan Anne Mason

Posted March 23, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, giveaway, historical, romance, Susan Anne Mason / 37 Comments


about the book

GENRE:  Inspirational Historical Romance
PUBLISHER: Bethany House
RELEASE DATE: March 6, 2018
PAGES: 368

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 a solution 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.

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“… your heavenly Father loves you unconditionally and without limit.”

A Most Noble Heir starts out with a yummy cover (hello, Henry Cavill-ish hero!) and hits you in all the feels before all is said and done.

I loved the character growth in this book – from Nolan to Hannah to Edward and even Evelyn. There are so many nuances and layers to this story overall, and then to each character in turn, that I can’t get more specific without spoiling a lot of things for you. Suffice it to say – 1) they will take your heart through the wringer, 2) it is all worth it, and 3) I love Aunt Iris!

Nolan and Hannah are so in love but – as anyone who gets married will soon tell you – the swoony ‘in love’ experience is not necessarily the making of a good marriage. It certainly helps, but in the end it’s the choice to love someone – and show love to that someone – even through the hard stuff. When life throws you a curveball, one that hits you right in all your insecurities and worst fears, all the swoons and stomach-flutters and toe-curling kisses won’t provide enough of an anchor. This is what Nolan and Hannah have to work through in A Most Noble Heir, and Mason has done a wonderful job of pointing readers to the real Anchor – our relationship with God.

Bottom Line: Susan Anne Mason continues to give us unique and layered plot lines, and she does so again in A Most Noble Heir. This is perhaps her most emotional story to date, but there is also a delightful subplot or two that lightens the spirit when needed. Nolan and Hannah are vivid and authentic characters in an impossible situation made even more difficult by their choices early on in the crisis. However, Mason reminds us all that our Savior can redeem any person and any poor decisions and any situation if we let Him. A beautiful ending to a tumultuous journey, and one I highly recommend adding to your TBR lists!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4.5 stars / Love it!

KissingBook Level: 4 / Keep a fan and fainting couch close by!

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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. She can be found online at www.susanannemason.com.

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TWO Giveaways up for grabs today!

Giveaway #1:

If you’d like to enter for a chance to win Susan Anne Mason’s Courage to Dream series, plus A Most Noble Heir, here’s your chance! Click the graphic below to enter!

Giveaway #2:

Head over to my Q&A with Sue for a chance to win A Most Noble Heir! Click on the graphic to enter. (But first comment on this post, too, just because I love to chat with y’all)

What about you? What interests you most about this story?

 

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37 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Most Noble Heir by Susan Anne Mason

  1. Andrea Stephens

    A book I don’t have to add to my TBR ’cause I’ve read it! Happy Dance!
    Oh, the feels, my heart ached for Nolan and Hannah. I love Aunt Iris too!
    Love this book!

  2. Carrie Turansky

    This sounds like a wonderful story! Moving from one class to another would be a challenge, especially when it would prevent the hero from marrying the woman he loves. I’ll look forward to reading Most Nobel Heir and seeing how it all works out.

  3. Dana Michael

    I love historical romances. This sounds really good
    I haven’t read a book by this author. I need to remedy that. Thank you for offering the giveaway

  4. Jeanne Bishop

    The cover just kind of draws you in, doesn’t it? Yes, I am judging this book by its cover! ?

  5. Winnie Thomas

    Yay! I’ve already read this book and loved it! It intrigued me that it was loosely based on her ancestors. Susan’s books are wonderful! Thanks for the review, Carrie, and thanks for writing this book, Susan!

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  7. Dianne Casey

    Sounds like an interesting read. I like reading historical because there is always something new to be learned.

  8. Janet Estridge

    I enjoy reading historical fiction from the Civil War to the Present Day.
    Susan’s book captured me from the very first paragraph.

  9. Jan Hall

    I love that it goes into what it takes to make a marriage last. More books need to reveal of teach this truth.

  10. Perrianne Askew

    I like the idea that a simple stable ha d suddenly find sout he’s royalty. That ought to bring some interesting plot twists.

  11. Mallori

    I love being able to travel to different time periods and places through historical novels and experience them vicariously through the characters.

  12. MJSH

    I love historicals because I learn something new about some aspect of US or other history that I did not know previously.

  13. Connie Scruggs

    I’m interested in this book because it’s historical Christian Fiction!! And the cover is nice. And Carrie recommends it!! What other reasons do you need ?

  14. Jordann

    I have always felt I was born in the wrong time period and reading historical fiction gives me the opportunity to experience many different lives. Love Susan’s books! Looking forward to this one!

  15. Alison Boss

    First of all, I LOVE the cover of ‘A Most Noble Heir’….swoonworthy! And the storyline of a stable boy who finds out he is nobility, having to leave everything he knows and the woman he loves to start a whole new life…well that just spells….YES! MUST READ!! I LOVE historical fiction! I so enjoy being wept away into another time period and living out whole new adventures, investing in new character friends, and learning history in a fun way. Thanks for the GREAT review, Carrie and the opportunity of this fabulous giveaway!!!

  16. Brenda Murphree

    I love Historical Fiction and I know I would enjoy these books. I love learning the history and learning how they lived.

  17. Grace

    Well, I kind of like the cover, plus I really enjoyed the first book of Susan Mason’s that I read, so I am very much looking forward to this one.

  18. Gina Johnson

    I like historical stories where different classes overcome the odds to be with the one they love.

  19. Deanne Patterson

    I love reading historical fiction because it’s fascinating it transports me back to a time period I am interested in learning more and more about.

  20. Amanda T

    I love historical fiction because then I learn a little something about history while reading a fun book!

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