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Kate's loyalties bind her to the past. Henry's loyalties 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 ri
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Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published April 10th 2018 by Thomas Nelson (first published April 2018)
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Hannah
Now this one is a very good story! A Regency centered around the strife between the weavers and the millers as machine-weaving mills take over the previously hand-done cloth industry—both unique and interesting in scope. It was hard to lay it aside to do other tasks, and I found both Henry and Kate to be equally engaging and principled characters. It was a joy to spend time with both of them, to see how Kate endeavors to show respect to her difficult father, and how Henry defends his livelihood ...more
Deanne Patterson
This author is an absolute auto buy for me when she has a new release out. A slow to start romance, the book really hooked me. A romantic Regency suspense that I was able to guess until the end. The story wasn't a bunch of fluff romance but the story built steadily with a great story . Work at the mill is assured for everyone in this small village. That's how they support their families but as we all know life changes. Times evolve and get more modern and people start to get replaced by machines ...more
Beth
A story beset by unrequited love and questions of loyalty, The Weaver's Daughter starts out gently, then culminates in tension-filled scenes and a satisfying ending.

The setting and time-period make for a compelling read. At this point in history, mill owners and weavers were at odds. New technologies were making production more efficient, and mill owners had to change or risk losing their business. This didn't sit well with the weavers, who valued tradition and loyalty to each other. The new mac
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Sarah Sundin
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Weaver’s Daughter is a fresh take on the Regency Romance. Focusing on the birth of the Industrial Revolution, Sarah Ladd shows us how the painful beginnings changed society – all brought to life through the eyes of appealing characters. Henry and Kate’s romance is sweet and compelling, and the story is an exciting and romantic read. Highly recommended!
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
About this book:

“Kate's loyalties bind her to the past.
Henry's loyalties 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 he
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Staci
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A lovely tale set in England during the early 1800s. The Weaver's Daughter is about family loyalty, innovation, working conditions and more.

Kate is the daughter of a weaver. She loves the family business and loves her father. Her father has plans to marry her to one of his employees. Her father treasures tried and true methods and is resistant to technology changes that could reduce employment opportunities.

Henry is the grandson of the owner of a wool mill. His grandfather embraces technology an
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Julie Carpenter
4.5*

Today was a fabulous day! I was able to dive into this book and become immersed in the lives and culture of the weavers and millworkers of Amberdale, Yorkshire, England. The tension was palpable, the strife was straining at the seams, ready to burst and be set aflame with only the slightest spark of anger.

With progress comes change. Often, that change means loss of livelihoods for skilled, hard workers. That is exactly what is happening, and has been happening for many years in this little
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Kelly
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fueled with pride, prejudice and selfishness and then combated with giving, serving and loving others unconditionally is how I would sum this book up! It describes people’s fear of technology even in the 1800’s and the wave of the future and their livelihood.

Kate Dearborne is the weaver’s daughter. She helps out doing everything to make cloth. She has been doing this all her life. But the Stockton’s have money and have changed the way things are done and it is taking away jobs with the technolog
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Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I loved the feeling of being immersed in the setting as I read this book! The author wove in details of the weavers, mills, and the politics of both sides without becoming boring, rather it enhanced the plot and showed insights into the characters and the hard work they tackled. It reminded me very much of the BBC miniseries of North and South, with industry being at the forefront of everyone's lives. Kate is a strong woman who has been raised participating in the work of the weavers, but as she ...more
Megan
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
"The Weaver's Daughter" by Sarah Ladd is a Regency story full of feuding families and forbidden love. It has a Romeo and Juliet feel to it that readers will love! Lovers of historical fiction and the Regency will find a lot to appreciate in this new novel by Ms. Ladd.

Ms. Ladd excels in her attention to historical detail and her descriptions of the time period and setting. She gives great depictions of the village and English country side. This is not the normal Regency of high society, drawing r
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Brittany
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read every book that this author has written. They are always enjoyable novels that have fully immersed me in the time period. But I can say, without a doubt, that The Weaver’s Daughter is definitely my favorite book by Sarah E. Ladd that I have read so far.

These characters! Oh My! I just loved them, especially Henry Stockton. My heart hurt for him so much for many reasons as I read through the book. He suffered a lot during the war and was plagued with guilt and trauma from that experien
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Kellyn Roth
Originally posted on Reveries Reviews.

Title: The Weaver’s Daughter

Author: Sarah E. Ladd

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Era: Regency

Setting: mid-England countryside

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Source: from Netgalley (in exchange for an honest review)

Overall Rating: 3/5 stars

The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd is a beyond amazing book with a serious moral issue. That may sound harsh, but that’s the only way to describe it. This review may offend some of y’all, but I’ve got to be truthful about my
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Cara Putman
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Sarah Ladd’s regency novels, and The Weaver’s Daughter is no different. She’s set this novel in the period of the weavers’ rebellion as mills are automating the production of cloth. The heroine is caught between the traditions of the weavers and the restrictions placed on women. The hero just wants to forget the war he’s returned from. Together they are caught betwixt and between the mores of their time, the clash of industry, and the tug of love.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book with its r
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Kellyn Roth
Originally posted on Reveries Reviews.

Title: The Weaver’s Daughter

Author: Sarah E. Ladd

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Era: Regency

Setting: mid-England countryside

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Source: from Netgalley (in exchange for an honest review)

Overall Rating: 3/5 stars

The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd is a beyond amazing book with a serious moral issue. That may sound harsh, but that’s the only way to describe it. This review may offend some of y’all, but I’ve got to be truthful about my
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Amy
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Are you looking for a consistent reliable author for clean regency fiction? Then look no further. Sarah Ladd is one of the best when it comes to unique and new plots, well developed characters and an engaging storyline.

The Weaver's Daughter is no exception. This is a tale of two families that have been at odds for many years, not only that, they are being torn apart from within. As industry is transforming in the region, the need for weavers is shrinking. Understandably as the Mills switch to m
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Susan
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 stars

Sarah Ladd writes a Regency with a fresh perspective. This is not your expected Regency story of romance that takes place in drawing rooms and ballrooms. The Weaver's Daughter tells of the advancements made in the textile mills in the early 1800's and their effects on the local artisans in the small villages of England. In Henry and Kate, we are given two strong characters, who are each seeking to overcome the prejudice between the weavers and the mill-workers in a turbulent time of vio
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Loraine
The Weaver's Daughter is a combination of regency romance, historical fiction, and suspense. Pitting 2 families against one another, the Stocktons and the Deerbornes both have a long history in the woolen industry. The Deerborne family are weavers and the Stockton family are mill owners. It is a battle between the weavers who wish the status quo and the mill owners who wish to become part of modern industrialization to produce more and increase their profits. Kate Deerborne, Charles Deerborne, a ...more
Tricia Mingerink
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Like many of Sarah E. Ladd's books, this is a Regency story set in a part of Regency society not often touched on in novels. The Christianity in the book is very light and only mentioned occasionally, but I expected that since that is how most of Sarah Ladd's novels are. Her style seems to be more subtle Christianity, clean read sort, so that was what I was expecting and that's what this book is.

The historical conflict of the old weaving industry clashing with the new machine powered mills was
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
I was captured in this book about love, loyalty, deception, honor, and forgiveness. There are probably more words to be added to the list, but I can't think of them right now. :)

Kate and Henry could be described as star-crossed lovers. There families are basically feuding. Henry's family is looking at progression and bringing in new inventions to speed up the business of making wool into material. The competition is fierce, and progression means the possibility of people loosing their jobs and t
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Susan Snodgrass
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
'She had done what she told herself not to do. Somehow, in the cracks of daily life, she had let the wall around her heart crumble.'

Once again, Sarah Ladd has penned a powerful Regency! I have been a fan since her very first book and I eagerly await each offering from her.

The small village of Amberdale is torn with divided loyalties. Kate Dearbourne's family are weavers and their means of earning a living is being threatened by the big mills, one of which is run by the Stocktons, the richest fo
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Rosanne Lortz
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
No one thought Henry Stockton would return from the war alive, and when the young heir to Stockton's cloth mill comes back to the village, not everyone is happy about it. Things have changed in the three years he's been away. There's a growing feud between the mill owners and the weavers--who are convinced that the new machines are ungodly means of depriving them of their livelihood. 

Kate Dearborne is in a difficult position. Her father is leader of the weavers, but her brother has defected to g
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Karen R
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loyalty, love and family are at the heart of this dramatic tale, set in 1812 Yorkshire. The backdrop of a growing feud between the industrial mill owners and the traditional weavers, sets the stage for a complicated romance. The author does a good job creating tension between the two factions, throwing in an unsolved murder and adding divided loyalties in the main character's family too.

The dilemma of choosing to do what is right vs staying loyal to her prideful, stubborn father puts Kate right
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Kristin
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Weaver's Daughter is an absolutely breathtaking story of love and overcoming odds. It reminded me of a Romeo and Juliet tale, without the suicide at the end.

I really loved how this story flowed seamlessly between Kate and Henry's POV. I often feel that an author cannot seamlessly switch a POV from female to male. The characters can so often sound as if they have the exact same voice. So, when I find an author that does it well, I can't help but savor the experience. Sarah Ladd really outdid
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Lucinda
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Between 4 and 4 1/2.

This was an interesting book about the differences and politics between the weavers and the millers. It was hard to not form an opinion and take sides after reading how each group was affected.

Henry and Kate were compelling characters as they struggled with their loyalties. Belonging to rival families didn't help their relationship, but what impressed me most was their kindness and eagerness to do what was right, even at the expense of personal sacrifice.

There's also a dic
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Clara
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Wow, Sarah E. Ladd knows how to write an intense plot!
And that Henry Stockton gives Mr. Darcy a run for his money.

Honor. Loyalty. Justice. All of these are tested throughout the disputes between weavers and mill owners as each one fights for progress.

Henry Stockton was declared dead in battle, so what a surprise it is when he arrives galloping back home one day. Only, he doesn’t find things and people exactly as he left them. And he’s not the same either.

When tragedy strikes, Henry is seen as th
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Rachael
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Terrific read! Truly loved the characters in this story. It reminded me much of Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel North and South. There are two sides to every story, and the right thing to do isn’t always so easy to find.

I truly highly recommend all of this authors books if you like regency reads. She has a classical style of writing that I really enjoy!

I received this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
Joleen
The Weaver's Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd
Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance
Format: Kindle
Timeframe: 1801 in preface, 1812 for the rest of the book
Location: Village of Amberdale, Yorkshire, England
Main Characters:
Kate Dearborne: The weaver’s daughter
Henry Stockton: Heir to the Stockton Mill, just back from the war
William Stockton: Mill owner, Henry’s grandfater
Arthur Pennington: Mr. Stockton’s less successful partner
Frederica Pennington: In love with Henry since childhood
Molly Stockton: Henry’s unm
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Marguerite Gray
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I always love Sarah Ladd's books. This one was a story full of conflict. The community, the country faces changes in the textile industry that involves high pitch personalities fighting for the past and the future.
Dee/ bookworm
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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publisher synopsis: Kate’s loyalties bind her to the past. Henry’s loyalties 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 t
...more
Lindsay
The Weaver’s Daughter is about loyalties and traditions. What will happen when a daughter keeps her loyalties with her father and want to be loyal to her brother as well. Well, things get a bit dicey when Henry Stockton returns.

Kate struggles with wanting to keep her loyalties to her past or they at least bind her to the past. Her father is a weaver and Kate try and prove to her father and the others that she wants to help with wool. Her brother Charles has chosen to work at Stockton Mill.

We are
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