Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Weaver's Daughter

GIVEAWAY


LADD, SARAH E.
THE WEAVER'S DAUGHTER

Kate's loyalties bind her to the past. Henry's 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 assunder -- including her own. As misguided actions are brought to light, she learns 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 wook 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.

Henry has been warned about the Dearborne family. Kate, too, has been advised to stay far away from the Stocktons, but chance meetings contine to bring her to Henry's side, blurring the jagged lines between loyalty, justice, and truth. Kate ultimately finds herself with a powerful decision that will forever affect her village's future. 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.

My Review:

Um...wow? Is that all I have to say? Well, maybe more like WOW!!!!!!!!!! (exclaimed in a hyperventilating gasp of awe accompanied by recurring rushes of goosebumps.) I mean this is the kind of all-encompassing, emotion-stirring, heart-snatching thrill of a read that's certain to send an avid reader into a tailspinning swoon. And it takes you ages to get through because your mind is on fire with all the possibilities that might be on the horizon for this hero and heroine. So you have to stop reading, catch your breath and dream ahead a bit before you can bring yourself to continue. Because if you read The Weaver's Daughter too fast it will be over too soon, but if  you linger too long in the miry muck of angst you're libel to suffer long-term ill effects.

Oh dear, if that sounds like addled jibberish, well, that's what this story has reduced me to. I shall try to rally my sensibilities and strive for a coherent thought or two.

Think North and South. Not the American war between the states mini-series but the British period drama. If you loved that movie, you will LOVE this novel. Weavers versus millers at a time when innovative thinking was threatening the livelihood of traditional occupations. The moral dilemma of child labor. A forbidden Romeo and Juliet kind of love (only with a much happier ending!) Tyrannical patriarchs who stir the unrest into a broiling fury of emotions. Any one of these elements would promise an enthralling read but combine them all and it's positively spellbinding!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of The Weaver's Daughter, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 5 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

69 comments:

  1. This book's cover is so pretty.
    Your review has me wanting to read it!
    Thank you Kav!
    tracey14567 at gmail dot com

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    1. Isn't it pretty? And so refreshing to gaze upon on a sweltering summer's day! Good luck, Tracey.

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  2. Sarah Ladd is such a good writer. I would love to read her book and what a beautiful cover! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. She certainly knows how to tell a story!!! Good luck, Melanie.

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  3. Oh goodness, your review is so compelling! Count me in! lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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  4. I ran across North & South on Netflix a few years back, really enjoyed it. Would love to read this book!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I confess to have watched that movie more than a few times. :-) Good luck, Patty.

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  5. LOVE, love, love, your review!Y You make me want to win this one too! Thank you for the chance!

    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Diane. I like to share my bookish enthusiasm. :-) Good luck!

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  7. This sounds very interesting, with many facets to the story, along with a cover I have admired as it really catches one's attention. Thanks!

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    1. I agree about the cover and find it extra appealing because it promises cooler days will come again. lol Good luck, CC.

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  8. Love the review. cheetahthecat1986@gmail.com

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  9. I LOVE Sarah Ladd's stories and this was no exception! I also like your comparison to North and South, didn't really think about it until you said this. But yeah, I can totally see it :-)

    I always anticipate this authors new books coming out!

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    1. I'm wondering if this might be part of a series or if she'll at least give us Mollie's story some day? Must check that out.

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  10. Great review, Kav. I’ve read it and loved it. I can see the North/South comparison as well, although I didn’t think about it at the time.

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    1. I re-watched North and South a few months back so I guess it was on my mind as was the actor -- Richard Crispin Armitage. Serious swoon and what a delightful middle name.

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  11. Yes, WOW! Such a wonderful book, my book twin. 😘

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  12. Really?!! That great? I'm in and excited.
    tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. It's a book to get excited about! Good luck, Terrill.

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  13. It sounds like there's a lot going on in this one. I love that.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Complex and page-turning for sure. Good luck, Jana Leah.

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  14. Lo've your review dev makes me want to read it!

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  15. Would love to read this book! I have read many of your books and they are so good! Thanks for the chance to win!

    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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    1. Sarah E. Ladd is an awesome author, isn't she? Good luck, Faith.

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  16. I have enjoyed Sarah’s books in the past. Count me in. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet thanks Kav.

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  17. I love North and South! My husband bought it for me for Christmas a few years ago and we have watched it numerous times. If this book is half as good, I would love it!
    arletta(DOT)boulton(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. It's the kind of movie you don't get tired of, isn't it? In fact, I think I need to view it again. Good luck, Arletta.

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  18. I've been wanting to read this one! KAV, Thank you for the great review and the chance to win a copy.
    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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  19. This has been on my wish list since I first saw it, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  20. I love Sarah Ladd's writing style! I can always picture the characters and setting, and feel like I'm there! And I loved North & South too!!!
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    1. Yes, her descriptive writing makes it easy see everything all play out. Good luck, Nicole.

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  21. I have read all of Sarah's novels except this one! Would love to win a copy. Thank you, Kav, for your review. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  22. Looks really good 👍
    Love Emotional 📚 Books 💞
    Thank You for the chance 😊
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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    1. You will loooovvveee this one, Linda. Good luck!

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  23. Great author! Thanks for the giveaway. kathrynlvossAtgmailDOTcom

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  24. Your review was great and I'm anxious to read this.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  25. Oh Wow, I have seen The Weaver's Daughter floating around Facebook and have been wanting to read this wonderful book. Sarah E Ladd is a wonderful author.
    Thank you for this giveaway.

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    1. It has great reviews everywhere (for very good reason). Love it when a book creates an online stir. Good luck, Kathleen.

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. What a great review! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Absolutely love the cover and storyline. Thanks for the chance! cornpeassmile-4(at)outlook(dot)com

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  29. I love her books and I know this book will be no exception!
    Kathryn.yATattDOTnet

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  30. I love Sarah Ladds books. kyleswaters at hotmail dot com

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  31. Sarah Ladd has written wonderful stories. Looking forward to reading this one also!
    cagoar(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. Id love to win this!! jarningAThotmailDotcom

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  34. Sarah's books are alway good! Shelia sheliarha64@yahoo.com

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  35. Oooo I'd love to win a copy of this one! Thanks for the chance!

    dmandres5 at gmail dot com

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  36. This book sounds so good! Thanks for the chance.
    Cynthia-AdamsAThotmailDOTcom

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  37. Thanks for the giveaway. This book sounds amazing! I'm so intrigued. The review was wonderfully entertaining too.

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  38. The cover is like eye candy! I want to read this book. Please choose me!

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  39. I hope it's not too late to enter, I'd really love a copy of this book!! My email Txjessy1 AT gmail Dot com
    Thank you for the opportunity!!

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  40. I would like to read the book The Weaver's Daughter. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  41. What a treat to win this book. I think you for the opportunity.

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  42. I've enjoyed her other books that I've read.

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  43. I would love a chance to win this book, looks awesome. Thank you mafyelton at msn dot com

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