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The Weaver's Daughter

A Regency Romance Novel
Narrated by: Jude Mason
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
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Henry Stockton has been warned about the Dearborne family. Kate Dearborne, too, has been advised to stay far away from the Stocktons, but chance meetings bring them together, blurring the lines between loyalty and love in Regency England.

“A story of betrayal, love, and redemption, all beautifully rendered in rural England.” —Elizabeth Camden

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.

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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  • Patiotoole
  • 01-05-2018

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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  • Marlene
  • 04-07-2018

Wonderful storyline.

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

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  • Betty Anna
  • 19-09-2018

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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  • verna
  • 13-06-2018

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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  • Dad
  • 24-11-2019

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.

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  • Reinne
  • 31-10-2019

Like it

Started slow but once I got into it I couldn’t wait to find out what happened and the connections forming between Kate and the other characters.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-10-2019

Great for a tween but definitely not adult level

The performance was good with accents and changing voices but the tone was stilted and very boring, predictable and and unimaginative. It was probably done so on purpose to some extent, trying to sound very British and stilted. Well it was stilted. The story itself was fairly predictable and simple so it’s probably better for a teenager. I just wanted to see it through once I started but it was definitely not worth listening to

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  • yankeetexan
  • 26-09-2019

such a lovely story

henry is a wonderful hero! this story has a lot going on, and you'll enjoy every minute. first time I've read this author, will read more!

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  • I love to shop 💜
  • 23-08-2019

Enjoyable

I thought this was a great story. Its a different theme and style than I normally read, but that didn't pose any issues. There is a little romance, but compared to most books I read it was extremely mild. There was no sex, and only one kiss, which was fine. There was loyalty, and loyalty conflicts. Conflicts of progression and fear of change. I also had a couple actual legitimate shocks. I thought the narrating was fine. She did have different character voices than I’m familiar with, but that’s because the story was written in a different location than most of these type books. I bought this book on a 2 for 1 sale and I think it was worth the half credit.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-08-2019

Great story. A little change = better narration.

I was not a fan of the narrator at first. She read too fast and there was very little change to her inflection. But, I decided to slow the speed down to .85 and wow, what a difference. It's almost as if the recording was sped up inadvertently and slowing it down brings it back to what the narrator originally intended. There are now small changes to the character voices, appropriate pauses and inflections in the story and it is much easier to understand the storyline. This small change made me enjoy the book so much more.