“A Most Noble Heir” by Susan Anne Mason is set in the late 1800’s in Derbyshire, England. The hero and heroine are servants in the home of the Earl of Stainsby, who is not a very nice man. Servants are not permitted to be familiar with each other, so it is with stealth and determination that Nolan Price and Hannah Burnham have found each other and plan a life together.
Nolan’s mother is also a servant in this house and has come to the end of her life. Before she breathes her last, she tells Nolan that he is actually the legitimate son of the Earl. After the Earl is made aware of this fact and has accepted it, he decides to educate Nolan into the world of the aristocracy. Of course, this puts a whole new outlook on the wedding plans with Hannah.
After a series of misinformation, the demands of his father and expectations for his future, Nolan and Hannah are separated. What comes to pass later and how that happened is the rest of the story.
I enjoyed the characters in the book. I also thought that the author did a great job of leading the reader through the happiness and then the sadness that befalls the two beloveds.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity.com in order to be able to post a review.