Monday, September 21, 2015
Review: The Memory Weaver by:Jane Kirkpatrick
About the Book:
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.
As a young girl, Eliza Spalding Warren was held hostage, during a massacre, by the Cayuse Indians. Her memories if those days haunt her day in and day out. The only person to console her was her mother, but now she too is gone. At thirteen, Eliza must take care of her three younger siblings and her grieving father. Her life seems to drone on and on, that is until she meets Mr. Andrew Warren. Being only nineteen, Mr. Warren has a deep understanding about life in general. Not only that he makes Eliza feel special, like she is the smartest girl in the world.
Now a wife to Mr. Warren and a mother of two, Eliza finds herself at a cross roads of sorts. Her dear husband, can be quite impulsive, but this time he is beyond crazy. He wishes to leave their home and head out to the place of Eliza's past captivity. Memories of those days hit her harder and stronger unlike ever before, as she prepares to make a journey to the land that haunts her, with two children in toe.
The Memory Weaver is an amazing novel, based on the 1800s. This book will have you captivated all the way from the first page on. Jane Kirkpatrick is an epic author, I just love every book she has written. She is one of my all time favorite authors. So when I had a chance to read this book, I knew it was going to be a crazy good one.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Revell.