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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.
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After having read and enjoyed Mason's previous series of books, it was refreshing to read a stand-alone with a different setting. This book is set in 1880s England, where there are definite boundaries between the classes. I found the unique premise of this book, that a stable hand was truly the earl's son, to be intriguing. The characters were very real-lovable, yet flawed. Most were willing to be changed and grown by their circumstances, which made them even more endearing. The plot kept moving, and just when I thought everything was about to be wrapped up, there was more action.
Two takeaways that I had from this book-
1. Everyone should have an Aunt Iris. Read this book so you can meet her!
2. Susan Anne Mason is the Queen of the Double Romance!
I enjoyed this book and recommend it to fans of historical fiction.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House, for review purposes. The thoughts expressed here are my own.
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