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 pleasing Hannah and living up to his father’s demanding expectations.
At every turn, forces work to keep the couple apart, and a solution to remain together seems further and further away. With Nolan’s new life pulling him irrevocably away from the woman he loves, it seems only a miracle will bring them back together.
I have never read anything by Susan and now I’m not so sure why I waited so long. I really enjoyed this book.
What wonderful twists and turns this story takes. I loved Nolan’s determination and strength. My heart broke for Hannah and her desire to be with Nolan but her struggle with his new station was so hard for her.
Edward (Nolan’s father) even had my sympathy even though he is rough around the edges and wants to hold to tradition.
Overall, a very engaging read that I highly recommend.
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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own.