“The Weaver’s Daughter” by Sarah E. Ladd, book review
Kate has grown up in a weaver’s family and is very loyal to the profession and community. So has Henry, but his family has come to dominate the town’s industry by investing in new machines rather than keeping true to the old ways of hand weaving the wool. When these two groups collide, it impacts the whole town.
Henry has seemingly returned from the dead, as he was reported to have been killed during the war. After the family and town bury and mourn him, he returns. This changes everything! His grandfather is ready to push Henry into the business and a suitable marriage. While Henry is resistant, he is trying to learn all the changes that have occurred during his three year absence.
Kate longs to be included in the weavers business. Her father just wants her to keep to the women’s roles of dying wool and caring for the house. She wants more.
This is a story of family loyalty and following God’s leading. I enjoyed the story and look forward to another book about these characters.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson. All opinions expressed are my own.