Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Memory Weaver

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.

Review by Blanche Mancuso

This is the first book I have read by this author. The author weaves a dynamic story about a missionary's daughter named Eliza. Eliza is strong in her faith. I loved how the author weaves the past with the present with Eliza's mother's diary. I was swept away by the story and the beautiful background scene for this story. Which was rich in history and thus kept my interest from the first page to the last page and everything in between. While this story was fiction, I enjoyed how the author incorporated true events into the story. Now that I have been introduced to this author and the talent she has as a storyteller, I will be reading more books by Jane Kirkpatrick.

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