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.
I enjoyed this book. Loved how the author made the characters come alive and feel very real. I enjoyed the back story of Nolan and Hannah. My only criticism is the way the "miracle" was written in, not making it very believable in my opinion.
The relationship between the father and son was written well. There was enough drama in the story to keep it interesting. I enjoy the Victorian time period and I enjoyed how the author added all the extra details to the story to make it even more true to life.
Stars out of 5 : 4.5 For the most part the story was great and you ended up rooting for Nolan and Hannah. It's not a mystery as to how the book will end. It's a great book to read while on vacation, as the story is easy to follow.
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