Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Memory Weaver - by Jane Kirkpatrick

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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 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.

My review:

I actually had a hard time getting very interested in this story.  I didn't like any of the characters very much and felt like there was a bit too much detail and some repetitiveness.  The fact that this was based on the true life of Eliza was interesting and that she had survived a massacre and then been taken hostage and had to interpret must have been horrifying.  She seemed to have a strong faith in God and tried to influence her husband for the better.  She went through other tough circumstances and I admired her strength and determination to make the best of things.  There were journal entries of her mother's every so often, but I didn't think those were that interesting, either.  If you like history, especially about real people, you might want to check it out.

I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.

 The Author

  1. Jane Kirkpatrick

    Jane Kirkpatrick

    Jane Kirkpatrick is the New York Times and CBA bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including A Sweetness to the Soul, which won the coveted Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center. Her works have been...
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