There is no doubt that Jane Kirkpatrick is a great writer, this book is very well written. It was not my favorite book though. It moved really slow, and she related the story in almost a journal fashion, which seemed to make the story feel stilted. I did not relate or connect with the characters, in fact I truly disliked some of them. Overall because of Jane's talent in writing, and making what seemed to be a miserable (the events of the story, not the writing) story, readable, I do give this book a 3.5 star rating. This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.
Back Cover Blurb:
"Jane Kirkpatrick puts flesh and blood on the bones of history. Set against an authentic nineteenth-century background, this is a superb story of a woman's struggle to triumph over time and place. . . . A memorable book."--Sandra Dallas, New York Times bestselling author
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.