The Memory Weaver
Written by Jane Kirkpatrick
Published at Revell
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.
I love good historical novel and I knew that the author of this particular book had a specialty of writing stunning historical novels based on real events. The main character of the book is a strong woman who has lived and lives some hard times. She was raised among the Cayuse Indians and had to leave the ministry of her parents when a massacre happened. Now all grown up and having children of her own, she has to follow her husband who desire to relocate on the land of her captivity from when she was younger and leave behind those whom she loves.
The book allows you to follow the life of Eliza and her family as well as read the notes of her own mom before she dies through the pages of a journal. Going back and forth between the past and the present, the reader can grasp a better understanding of how the events of the past have affected the current road Eliza is travelling with her family. Intertwining the past with the present in a story is always interesting I find because it makes the story a bit more real as you discover the hopes and dreams of her mother through her journals. And to be honest seeing the famous Hudson Bay Company blanket on the cover was a delight for the eyes for this Canadian.
The novel is interesting for someone who like the read historical novels particularly the kind that is pioneer based.
The Memory Weaver is available for purchase at your favorite bookstore, even amazon.ca and amazon.com
It is also available on Kindle.
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