04 September 2015

The Memory Weaver by Jane Kirkpatrick

Eliza Spalding Warren was just a child when she was taken hostage by the Cayuse Indians during a massacre in 1847. Now a mother of two, Eliza faces a new kind of dislocation; her impulsive husband wants to make a new start in another territory, which will mean leaving her beloved home and her mother's grave – and returning to the land of her captivity. 

Haunted by memories and hounded by struggle, Eliza longs to know how her mother dealt with the trauma of their ordeal. As she searches the pages of her mother's diary, Eliza is stunned to find that her own recollections tell only part of the story.

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. Get 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.

With each Jane Kirkpatrick novel I read, I appreciate more and more her ability to bring history to life with her stories. In The Memory Weaver, Kirkpatrick explores the life of Eliza Spalding Warren, after surviving as a hostage of local Native Americans. As she returns to her family and continues to grow up, she remains haunted and affected by the memories and begins to realize the power and effectiveness of her memory. This story, presented in a way that seems realistic and authentic, intrigued me from start to finish, and I would certainly recommend it for fans of historical fiction. I enjoyed it with its thought-provoking aspects and look forward to reading more from Jane Kirkpatrick in the future.

Thanks to Revell Reads, I received a copy of The Memory Weaver and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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