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
- ISBN-13: 9780718011888
- ISBN-10: 0718011880
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson
- Publish Date: April 2018
- Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.6 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds
- Page Count: 368
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