This novel is set within the time period of the Indusrial Revolution in Yorkshire, England. Henry Stockton is coming home to the village of Amberdale after serving as a soldier for three years. The sights, sounds, and actions of war has caused him to have nightmares and flashbacks, but he must fight it and begin working with his grandfather in his textile mill. It's a very volatile time with new machinery being invented that will improve efficiency but also cause many to lose their jobs.
Kate Dearborne works as a weaver with her father, but he is not willing to progress and is clinging to the old ways. Millers vs Weavers is beginning to start a war in their village with threats of damage to the mills. Henry just thought he was back from the war!
I enjoyed getting to know each character and their personalities, some good, some questionable. The story moved right along with action and danger within the pages. New friendships were formed while old ones died away. Loyalty is questioned as pride and bitterness take root. And yes, there is romance too! The author described the time period perfectly to where I could picture myself there among the turmoil.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to write a review.