Friday, March 2, 2018

A Most Noble Heir

GIVEAWAY
MASON, SUSAN ANNE
A MOST NOBLE HEIR

Will gaining the world cost him everything he holds most dear?

When stable hand Nolan Price  learns from his dying mother that he is actually the son of the Early of Stainsby, his plans for a future with kitchen maid Hannah Burnham are shattered. Once he is officially acknowledged as the ear'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 as 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.

My Review:

I think I squealed when I saw this in the bookstore and my heart did a little happy dance but I played it uber cool as I made my purchase. That lasted until I got out the door whereupon I skippedy-dooed my way to the bus stop and pulled out A Most Noble Heir and commenced reading. And missed my bus but I didn't even care because, well, I had a new book friend to pass the time with until the next one came. And my, did that cover get a lot of comments from fellow passengers once I finally settled myself on a bus! Because, really, what is not to love about that cover?! Blissful sigh. But, trust me, it's worth pulling your eyes away from that image so you can start devouring Nolan's story.

And this is where it gets hard to review because I don't want to give anything away so forgive me for being rather vague. Let's just say this plot is quite different from what I usually see in historical romance. Mason does an amazing job of creating an emotionally tumultuous love story that kept me turning pages into the wee hours of the morning.

Nolan is a man of integrity. He's also a dreamer and isn't afraid of working hard to make those dreams a reality. But those plans go awry when he discovers the identity of the father he never knew. Be prepared for repeated sucker punches as the plot thickens and chaos reigns for a time. And sweet Hannah is caught up in it all. As will every reader who loses herself in this timeless love story.

As Nolan and Hannah grapple with faith and family and finding the courage to face both head on they discover a deeper meaning to life...and love. And that leads these characters (and the reader) on an unforgettable journey toward a well deserved happily ever after.

Oh -- and back to that cover!!!! It has embossed lettering!!!! Squeallll!!!! I can't even...I'm going in for another book hug.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

BREAKING NEWS: TRIXI HAS OFFERED TO SHARE HER COPY OF A MOST NOBLE HEIR SO WE WILL HAVE TWO WINNERS! WOOHOO -- THANK YOU TRIXI.

If you would like a chance to win a copy of A Most Noble Heir, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 4 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

49 comments:

  1. Your joy over this book bubbles all the way to my corner of the world Kav! When I saw you were reviewing this, I wondered how in the world you got it so fast when the last time I knew, you ordered a copy. Then you said you skippety-dooed out the bookstore it all made sense. Coudln't resist this anymore I see?? ;-) I don't blame you really, I mean come on, the cover alone draws you in! Yes to embossed lettering, it's as good as petting a beloved furry family member...well, without the fur of course.

    Hard one to review, I know the feeling! There's so much to this and the unconventionalness of the storyline makes it stand out from the crowd. I'm a Susan Anne Mason fan for life now...sigh. I hope she doesn't think I'm a stalker....

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    1. Sqquuuealll! I was going to compare the embossed lettering to stroking furry pet but I thought y'all would think I was crazy and then you went and said it and....whheeeee...you get me!!!!!!! Tactile kindred reading spirits unite. :-)

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    2. Thank You Trixi for the Extra Chance
      Very Nice of you :)

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  2. So happy to see this one as your surprise today! I have been admiring this cover for months, even before I read the summary I knew I would read it. You and Trixi both have me intrigued by the hard to review/unconventionalness comment.
    Count me in, I want Nolan in my collection and to touch those embossed letters too!!!

    As ever Kav,
    you are the bestest book pusher I know!
    tracey14567 at gmail dot com

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    1. Bwahaha! I try my best.:-) And that cover...is made all the better because of those embossed letters!!!! Good luck, Tracey.

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  3. I always really enjoy her books and am greatly intrigued by your comment that the plot is quite different from typical historicals!! Thank you for the opportunity to learn and have fun with fellow readers!

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    1. I love her books too -- that last series. Wowzers. I have no idea if this is part of a series or a standalone. As Trixi said in her comment, this was an unpubbled story sitting in a file on her computer for years. First draft was written in 2006! How cool is that? Hope she has more gems like that lurking on her hard drive. :-) Good luck, CC.

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  4. I would love to know more of Nolan's story. Thank you for a great review, Kav! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes you would! Good luck, Melanie.

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  5. You little stinker! You beat me on this one!! lol Actually since I got it from Bethany House I have been interrupted every time I try to read it. Every single time. Ugh. Your review is so fantabulous that I see I desperately need some quality reading time now! Only on Chapter 6! Gasp! And yes, I'm going in for another book hug, too! Love the embossed lettering and that horse is fabulous!!

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    1. Bwahahahaha! I still have my edge. I bought it Wednesday and finished it early Thursday morning. You just need to focus, Diana. lol

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    2. I'll send my gkids, husband, kids, and workers in my house to your house. Then I'll focus. LOL! I'm surprised you were able to get it so early bc it's still on pre-order til the 6th on Amazon. At least I have something to excitedly look forward to, right? That and spring and flowers and flip flops and reading outdoors! Woohoo!

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    3. Reading outdoors? Thud! We're not there yet. And yes, I suppose when we look at the fact that I live alone in a somewhat hermit existence and you don't...well, there can be no comparison, can there?

      I was surprised to see it available early too. But it was at that Christian warehouse store I told you about...one of a handful of new releases. Plus I ordered it from CBD for a Reader's Choice giveaway winner and they just shipped it. For once Amazon is slower than everyone else. :-)

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    4. Well, we WERE last week, but the wind is biting cold. Can't complain about 64° weather, though. Should be outdoor reading weather after Daylight Savings Time which is Mar. 11! I think that book was there at that warehouse store just waiting for you! :-) And you don't live a hermit existence...you have us! (big smile)
      Ok, I finally have peace & quiet. I'm reaching for the book scared to breathe. If I breathe, they will come. LOL!

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  6. My feelings exactly! I know what you mean about the cover. They say you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but oh, well, why not, especially in this case.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. That's hard to do. I'm so tempted by pretty book covers. Good luck, Janet.

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  7. wow that has to be shocking news. this sounds like an interesting book.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  8. I love her books. So so good. Thanks for the chance.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. She's a talented author, isn't she? Good luck, Mindy.

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  9. I read her debut book and have been a fan of her's ever since. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. She's another must-buy-her-book-now author. Good luck, Kim.

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  10. Yay! I was thrilled when I saw you were reviewing this book, Kav. You are right that the cover is indeed eye candy...sigh! And to hear the story is even more tantilizing makes me swoon just at the thought of reading it! I can't wait to read Nolan and Hannah's story! Thanks for the double chance to win, Kav and Trixie!!! ~Alison Boss

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Double the fun, right? Good luck, agboss.

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  11. I've not read any of Ms. Mason's books yet, but have had this one on my to-read list. Now I've GOT to get to it!

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    1. Oh -- you'll love her, Elly. Good luck.

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  12. I was excited to see you were reviewing this book, Kav. It's on the list to purchase as soon as it releases. Thanks for your great review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Pam. Good luck.

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  13. I fell in love with this cover the first time I saw it. I'm glad to know the story within is just as good. Your reviews make me laugh because you seem to be as much of a romantic book nerd as I am! Thanks for the chance to win, (and to you, Trixi, for the extra copy).
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Romantic book nerds unite! lol Good luck, Pam.

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  14. Now you have me squealing to read this. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. We can all squeal together! Good luck, Lucy.

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  15. I'm so happy you liked it, Kav! That means so much to me. As you said, it's a bit unconventional and I wondered if people would like it. Thanks for the lovely review and thanks for offering a giveaway! You're such a great supporter of us authors!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Susan. And for writing the unconventional. It's always a good thing to keep avid readers on their toes.

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  16. The cover for this book is so eye catching. It's been awhile since I've read one of Susan's books but I want to get a copy of this one. It sounds exactly like something I'd enjoy.
    arletta(DOT)boulton(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Yes you would! Good luck, Arletta.

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  17. Great cover 😃
    Like Pat The Bunny book but for us Big Peoples LOL

    Thank you for the chance to win 😍
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Ohhh Pat the Bunny! Yessssss! Fond memories right there. Definitely the same kind of thing for us Big Peoples. lol Good luck, Linda.

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    2. I know right LOL
      Thanks for the chance

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  18. Diane recommended I check this one out via your review, and wowzers... Sounds like a must-have book in more ways than one haha! Thanks for sharing your book loves. ;)
    noela_63 AT live DOT com DOT au

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    1. An all-round-must-have book for sure. :-) Good luck, Noela.

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  19. I didn't even need to read your review, because this has been on my must-read list since the cover reveal. Then the blurb! Egads! Drooling over this one. My fingers are tingling at the thought of touching it soon. tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Another read-with-all-my-senses connoisseur! Good luck, Terrill.

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  20. Kav, I don't know if you will believe this or not, but I have typed up 4 different comments to this fabulous book yesterday and today - and I don't see any of them. I think I'm not meant to have this one! LOL (the cover is TO DIE FOR)

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    1. Blogger is not playing nice with you. He's been having some issues on other blogs too, I hear. This one came through fine -- if you don't first succeed, try, try...try, try...again. lol Good luck, Susan.

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ladysnowangelphotos(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Love the cover & IT'S EMBOSSED!! Sounds like a great story! Thanks for the chance! Becky lelandandbecky [AT] reagan [DOT] com

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  23. Love the cover and the synopsis, and I would love to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win a copy! 😍
    gobersATembarqmailDOTcom

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  24. Not my kind of book, but story does sound nice

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