The Hidden Thread by Liz Trenow. Published by Sourcebooks

Anna Butterfield has been sent to live with a wealthy relative, her uncle, a silk merchant, in London. The idea is for her to meet a wealthy, suitable young man who will make a good match. But she falls in love with Henri, a gifted apprentice who longs to one day be a master weaver. The problem is that Henri comes from a lower class and would never be considered a good match for Anna. Henri is all caught up in the growing labor movement that demand workers get fair treatment and wages, another strike against him in Anna’s family’s eyes. This is a thrilling historical about a stong willed, intelligent, independent heroine

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