Back Cover: 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.
Review: This is the perfect summer romance to bring along to the beach or on your vacation this summer. Former stable-hand, Nolan Price becomes the center of an irresistible story when he is told that he is the long lost heir of the Earl of Stainsby and is fated to inherit a massive and wealthy estate.
The news comes with mixed feelings as Nolan is forced to confront the knowledge that the feared nobleman whom he has worked under since he was a child is actually his father. Coming from two entirely different worlds yet matched in stubbornness, the Earl and Nolan butt heads as Nolan brings his 'poor-man's perspective' into the wealthy and elite circles of upper society. In addition to caring too much about the staff and loathing the frippery of the elite, Nolan refuses to abandon his child-hood sweetheart in exchange for a societal debutante - much to his father's fury.
A straight forward and honest man, Nolan is not prepared for the cunning of his father nor of the other socialites and finds himself struggling to preserve the dreams he's always had for his life and to keep those he loves safe.
This is an enjoyable novel of a 'rags to riches' tale, but with many exciting twists and turns along the way. I really liked "A Most Noble Heir" and would certainly recommend it.
Thank-you to Baker Publishing House and to Graf Martin Communications for a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.