Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Memory Weaver: A Book Review

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.

You can read an excerpt of this book, here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Jane Kirkpatrick is the New York Times and CBA bestselling author of twenty-seven books, including A Light in the Wilderness and A Sweetness to the Soul, which won the coveted Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center. Her books have been awarded the WILLA Literary Award and Carol Award for Historical Fiction and have been finalists for many others. Jane lives in Central Oregon with her husband, Jerry. Learn more at

My Review:

This was a hauntingly beautiful piece of fiction, based on real life experiences, and made for an incredible reading experience. Seriously the events of Eliza Spaulding Warren were so tragic but also so encouraging to see all she overcame in her life. Ms. Kirkpatrick clearly did an amazing amount of research and wrote such amazing descriptions that she brought history to life with each page read. The diary entries, while fictionalized versions of Eliza's mother, were so amazing to read and reminded of the journals we found of my late mother in law. A poignant, raw, honest, tragic read that filled my soul from beginning to end. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Memory Weaver at your favorite Christian book retailer from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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