Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.
This week, I am featuring:
The Memory Weaver
by Jane Kirkpatrick
The Memory Weaver is an amazing story. As with most all of Kirkpatrick’s novels, the heroine of this novel was a real, living, breathing woman, and her story is intense. This is one of those novels that took me forever to read because I would stop to do my own research. Something in the novel would happen, would blow my mind, and then I would do research to verify the info because I just could not believe a woman could survive the ordeal I had just read. I love novels that force me into research mode. It makes the book all the more fun when I know the person I’m reading about was real.
If you have never read this book or any book by Kirkpatrick, I highly recommend that you add The Memory Weaver to your TBR pile immediately. It is a novel that will stick with you long after you’ve turned the final page.
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 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.
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