The Memory Weaver by Jane Kirkpatrick

the memory weaver

The Memory Weaver
Author: Jane Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Revell, September, 2015
354 pages
Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction

Description from Goodreads:

Eliza Spalding Warren was just a child when she was taken hostage by the Cayuse Indians during a massacre in 1847. Now the young mother of two children, Eliza faces a different kind of dislocation; her impulsive husband wants them to make a new start in another territory, which will mean leaving her beloved home and her departed mother’s grave–and returning to the land of her captivity. Eliza longs to know how her mother, an early missionary to the Nez Perce Indians, dealt with the challenges of life with a sometimes difficult husband and with her daughter’s captivity.

When Eliza is finally given her mother’s diary, she is stunned to find that her own memories are not necessarily the whole story of what happened. Can she lay the dark past to rest and move on? Or will her childhood memories always hold her hostage?

Based on true events, The Memory Weaver is New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick’s latest literary journey into the past, where threads of western landscapes, family, and faith weave a tapestry of hope inside every pioneering woman’s heart. Readers will find themselves swept up in this emotional story of the memories that entangle us and the healing that awaits us when we bravely unravel the threads of the past.

My thoughts:

I love historical fiction that centers on America’s pioneer years and Jane Kirkpatrick has a gift of
bringing real life characters and events to life. The story is told through the eyes of Eliza
Spaulding and also through the journals of Eliza’s mother. This is the first book I have read from
this award winning author but I will be reading more.

This book was provided to me from Revell publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

About the Author:

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