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 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 further and further away. With Nolan’s new life pulling him irrevocably away from Hannah, it seems only a miracle will bring them back together.
Out June 9, 2018
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
This is a historical romance written about a time when social station was everything. There’s a noble class and a working class (among others) covered in this story.
In all honesty, I’m not a true romance novel lover. I was attracted to this book because of the historical factor and the social complexities hinted at in the premise.
I really did enjoy Nolan’s character. His torn longings to be with Hannah and to please his father is portrayed perfectly and thus creates excellent tension and conflict. The fact that the couple’s struggle was based on actual historical fact was also enjoyable.
Overall, this is an easy read; more me, a bit too much romance, but otherwise… I enjoyed it.
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