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Kate's loyalties bind her to the past. Henry's compel him to strive for a better future. In a landscape torn between tradition and vision, can two souls find the strength to overcome their preconceptions?

Loyalty has been at the heart of the Dearborne family for as long as Kate can remember, but a war is brewing in their small village, one that has the power to rip families asunder - including her own. As misguided actions are brought to light, she learns how deep her father's pride and bitterness run, and she begins to wonder if her loyalty is well-placed.

Henry Stockton, heir to the Stockton fortune, returns home from three years at war seeking refuge from his haunting memories. Determined to bury the past, he embraces his grandfather's plans to modernize the family's wool mill, ignoring the grumblings from local weavers. When tragedy strikes shortly after his arrival, Henry must sort truth from suspicion if he is to protect his family's livelihood and legacy.

Henry has been warned about the Dearborne family. Kate, too, has been advised to stay far away from the Stocktons, but chance meetings continue to bring her to Henry's side, blurring the jagged lines between loyalty, justice, and truth. Kate ultimately finds herself with a powerful decision that will forever affect her village's future. As unlikely adversaries, Henry and Kate must come together to find a way to create peace for their families, their village, and their souls - even if it means risking their hearts in the process.

©2018 Sarah E. Ladd (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

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A Great Period Story!

This is the story of Kate and Henry, who find themselves struggling between right and wrong, friendship and enmity, and the pull of family dynamics! They are “real” people to whom I could fully relate and I found myself hoping (along with them) for a better and brighter future. The period is Yorkshire England in the early nineteenth century during a time of great transition for the weaving community as machines and mass production are impacting their lives and their very livelihood. I found myself fully immersed in the richly detailed setting, with pacing and timing that was perfect - true to the circumstances and situation at hand. There were not easy answers or platitudes to resolve all of the hurt and hardships that had to be faced.

The secondary characters also came alive on every page. I was so thoroughly frustrated with Henry’s grandfather and Kate’s father; I cringed at the thought of John with Kate or Frederica with Henry. I loved Charles as well as Molly. All of these characters added so much dimension to The Weaver’s Daughter. This is truly a book not to be missed. {I am so happy it is now available on Audible (and very well done) as well so I can share it with my daughters who are too busy running after little ones to sit down with a book for any length of time.}

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Wonderful storyline.

Loved this book. The performance of Jude Mason made this story better. She's a gifted story teller.

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Great listen

Loved this story. Gives us a different perspective on the industrial revolution. It was hard to accept change and technology. Sometimes tore families apart.

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Satisfying

Excellent narration. A Romeo and Juliet like story in Britain. Conflict between progress & tradition.

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Captivating

Sarah has a keen sense of detail. The story felt fresh and new. Just when I thought she’d forgotten something, leaving me questioning, the answers were woven in. Excellent! I couldn’t stop listening. Bravo to the reader, too.

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Fantastic!

The reader was amazing and the story incredible. I relished every chapter with its suspenseful plot and lovely writing. I think this is my new favorite!

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unfinished story.

i didn't like how the narrator read the story. it was read to fast . it was like she was rushing thru the story. also rhe story seemed unfinished.