The Weaver's Daughter

A Regency Romance Novel
Narrated by: Jude Mason
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (223 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this sweet regency romance, two star-crossed lovers must contend with families on either side of the violent clash between progress and tradition.

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 will have to sort truth from suspicion if he is to protect his family’s livelihood and legacy.

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.

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.

Praise for The Weaver’s Daughter

“A gently unfolding love story set amidst the turmoil of the early industrial revolution. It’s a story of betrayal, love, and redemption, all beautifully rendered in rural England.” (Elizabeth Camden, RITA award-winning author)

A stand-alone, clean regency romance

Full-length novel at 90,000 words

Romeo and Juliet set-up but with a happily-ever-after

Includes discussion questions for book clubs

©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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Sarah and Jude - Thank you

Hello. I just finished another great book. Sarah, it was captivating! Jude I failed to mention you in my last review. I Really enjoy your work. You do an amazing job and your role is so vital and I will continue to seek your name as I pick new books. Thank you. Sarah I have read almost all of your books and I am eager to read more! You are a talented author. Thank you as well!! Merry CHRISTmas! May the Lord bless you both richly! JAMs

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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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NOT chick-lit. Great story, not so great narrator

This is a very good story about the war between weavers and mill owners during a transition period of industrialization. There were several subplots as well as the budding romance that requires the entire book to finally resolve itself. Well worth the credit and the time to listen. The narrator reads very well but there were times when I couldn't tell which character was speaking in a two-way conversation between a man and a woman. This is NOT chick lit. I enjoyed it very much.

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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.

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Well Worth a Read/Listen

This was my first Sarah Ladd book & I was pleasantly surprised. Her writing is exceptional! I could clearly picture each scene & emotion. The story was well planned & I was pleased with the ending. Also, the narrator, Nude Mason, was amazing!

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Excellent story, well developed plot

I read and listen to a lot of historical romance novels and this is the best one in I’ve come across in a long while. Multiple plots weave together and the author takes time to develop the characters (not just the main hero and heroine of the story). The themes reminded me of Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel North and South. I took others’ advice and listened to it slowed down to 0.75x, which made the inflections and characters voices much easier to understand. Please don’t be deterred by negative reviews-if you’re interested in a novel that’s more developed than a light beach read then give this one a try.

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lovely and intriguing. I love the time period .

the writer has researched weaving in the early 1800's and the jealously between mill workers and weavers. interesting.

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Nice and Interesting story, difficult to follow

This was a very nice story. Just difficult to follow. I’ve listened to hundreds of books and have never had such a hard time keeping track of who was who. I would not want to discourage anyone from listening. I’m sure my difficulty is partly due to the fact that I listen 20 minutes at a time throughout every day and the narrator didn’t change up the character voices for each one. The women, older men, young men all had their own voices but that was pretty much the extent. . I recommend creating a character guide to refer back to periodically throughout the story.