The Weaver's Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd

The Weaver's Daughter

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...


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TitleThe Weaver's Daughter
Author
Release DateApr 10th, 2018
PublisherThomas Nelson
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Christian, Fiction, Regency
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Reviews The Weaver's Daughter

  • Hannah
    1970-01-01
    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 dif...
  • Staci
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Julie Carpenter
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Beth
    1970-01-01
    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 value...
  • Kellyn Roth
    1970-01-01
    Originally posted on Reveries Reviews.Title: The Weaver’s DaughterAuthor: Sarah E. LaddGenre: Christian Historical RomanceEra: RegencySetting: mid-England countrysidePublisher: Thomas NelsonSource: from Netgalley (in exchange for an honest review)Overall Rating: 3/5 starsThe 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 of...
  • Kelly
    1970-01-01
    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 thi...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    4.5 starsSarah 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 weave...
  • Tricia Mingerink
    1970-01-01
    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 industr...
  • Susan Snodgrass
    1970-01-01
    '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, on...
  • Rosanne Lortz
    1970-01-01
    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 leade...
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    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 loya...
  • Clara
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Cara Putman
    1970-01-01
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book with its rich historical conflict and a romance that is sweet and Star-crossed from the beginning.
  • Kellyn Roth
    1970-01-01
    Originally posted on Reveries Reviews.Title: The Weaver’s DaughterAuthor: Sarah E. LaddGenre: Christian Historical RomanceEra: RegencySetting: mid-England countrysidePublisher: Thomas NelsonSource: from Netgalley (in exchange for an honest review)Overall Rating: 3/5 starsThe 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 of...
  • Dee/ bookworm
    1970-01-01
    #TheWeaver'sDaughter #NetGalleypublisher 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 ...
  • Lindsay
    1970-01-01
    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 brothe...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    Not as enthralling as some books, but an interesting read. I loved the crimson cloak and Kate’s relationship with her brother Charles, and the slow-growing romance between Kate and Henry was sweet. Definitely some Darcy/Elizabeth Bennett moments, especially that scene the night Pennington was arrested. (BTW, I totally saw that revelation coming. Pennington was clearly willing to betray friends for his own benefit - it was the first thing he did...
  • Lucette Nel
    1970-01-01
    This was my first book by Sarah E. Ladd and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The beginning was a little slow but not overly or unbearingly so. It has tension, family drama and dinamic characters. And I just have to mention that The publisher did an amazing job with the cover :) I voluntarily posted this review but wish to thank the publisher and netgalley for the opportunity.
  • Kristina
    1970-01-01
    The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd sweeps readers back in time to January of 1812 in Amberdale, West Riding Yorkshire, England. Kate Dearborne lives with her father at Meadowvale Cottage and helps him with the weaving business. She is shocked when she learns her father has no intention of leaving her the business. Silas Dearborne wishes her to marry a John Whitby, a weaver who will run the business while Kate tends to the home (she is allow...
  • Monique Daoust
    1970-01-01
    Nothing had prepared Henry Stockton for what awaited him in the small village of Amberdale upon his return from war. The animosity between millers and weavers has reached a point where deadly attacks are carefully planned to eliminate the millers, whose new machines threaten the weavers’ very livelihood. The Stocktons are millers, Henry has come home to continue the family’s legacy, and maybe to rekindle a romance from years ago, but the war ...
  • Lynda Edwards
    1970-01-01
    Having read Sarah E. Ladd’s books before, I knew I could expect an enjoyable novel, but this particular book’s depth of characters and complex questions of family held me riveted until I turned the final pages. With every story, Ladd continues to hone her craft and create wonderful books that a reader can get lost in!I love these characters; both Kate and Henry are layered, with competing desires and lots of unpredictability. Their backstorie...
  • Trixi
    1970-01-01
    Penned by a master writer who knows how to draw a reader into her regency tales! This one has divided loyalties and family ties clashing with progress and modern methods of doing an age old job.Henry and Kate find themselves at opposite ends with him being part mill owner and her a weaver's daughter. They should never have reason to cross paths, but often do when circumstances throw them together. Each must be loyal to their families but those li...
  • Rebecca
    1970-01-01
    "He's back! Henry Stockton's back from the grave!"Kate Dearborne has already seen the local ghost with her own eyes; the Stockton Mill owner's grandson was apparently never killed in the war, for Henry Stockton has returned to Amberdale to join his family's thriving business, and while unbeknownst to her father, Kate; through no fault of her own, has just become reacquainted with the imposing local figure.Returning home after serving his country,...
  • Jamie
    1970-01-01
    3.5 I remember when Sarah E. Ladd released her debut novel and I’ve been a fan ever since then. Her latest release takes you again back to England, with a story of family, changing times and of course, love.I really appreciated the tension of change and community Ladd looked at. Was there one right answer? How did these communities deal with industrial change that took jobs away from people, but also sought to move industries forward and make t...
  • Rachael
    1970-01-01
    The history behind the story is fascinating; it puts a different meaning to the Industrial Revolution--maybe not to compare with the French or American or Russian Revolutions, but bloody just the same. I never thought about how the skilled workers would react as they were put out of their jobs by machines, not when their options were so limited. The romance is a cross between Romeo and Juliet and North and South, but with some twists. I really ap...
  • Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
    1970-01-01
    Cultures clash in this enjoyable regency romance. While the story is set in the Regency era in England, there are still nuggets of truth that apply today. Misunderstanding and Prejudice can easily destroy not only families but entire towns. With progress, comes change, and change can be very difficult. Especially when you are a weaver and factories are starting to take over.For me, the story started out a bit slow, but before I knew it the charac...
  • Kelly Tyree
    1970-01-01
    The Weaver's Daughter is a well written historical novel that really draws you in immediately. Kate is a loyal weaver's daughter. The weavers are losing ground in their community due to the Stockton Mill that uses less than ethical ways to get more product prepared and quicker. There is a divide in the community between those that support the mill and weavers. Loyalty is everything to Kate's father. Kate's brother went to work at the mill and tha...
  • Pat
    1970-01-01
    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 impacti...
  • Kelly Tyree
    1970-01-01
    The Weaver's Daughter is a well written historical novel that really draws you in immediately. Kate is a loyal weaver's daughter. The weavers are losing ground in their community due to the Stockton Mill that uses less than ethical ways to get more product prepared and quicker. There is a divide in the community between those that support the mill and weavers. Loyalty is everything to Kate's father. Kate's brother went to work at the mill and tha...