My rating: 4/5 stars
Description on book cover: Eliza Spalding Warren was just a child when she was taken hostage by the Cayuse Indians during a massacre in 1847. Now the young mother of two children, Eliza faces a different kind of dislocation; her impulsive husband wants them to make a new start in another territory, which will mean leaving her beloved home and her departed mother’s grave–and returning to the land of her captivity. Eliza longs to know how her mother, an early missionary to the Nez Perce Indians, dealt with the challenges of life with a sometimes difficult husband and with her daughter’s captivity.
When Eliza is finally given her mother’s diary, she is stunned to find that her own memories are not necessarily the whole story of what happened. Can she lay the dark past to rest and move on? Or will her childhood memories always hold her hostage?
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. Readers will find themselves 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.
What really interested me in this book was the beautiful cover! Yes, I know, “don’t judge a book by its cover” but we all do it. I had a rough start with this book. It was interesting at times, then it got boring. I almost put it down but made my self stick it out till the end. & grateful I am that I did. I couldn’t really connect with the character, Eliza the daughter. Nor Eliza the mother. But the writing was very good & that kept me intrigued. By the end of the book, I could see huge character development in Eliza the daughter. However, I don’t see this as a book I will read again. Historical fiction is my thing, but I just sadly didn’t enjoy this book.
I was sent this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.