#BookReview: The Memory Weaver by Jane Kirkpatrick

Reviewer: Annie

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The Memory WeaverSummary:

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.


Jane Kirkpatrick delivers an in-depth story about the life of Eliza Spalding Warren. Very intriguing.  Makes you want to learn more about this time in American History.

In 1847 she was taken hostage by the Cayuse Indians during a massacre. This is where the story began. This is where Eliza’s nightmares began.

Full of history and faith, this book will ignite feelings inside of yourself. It is a beautifully told story.  I love Historical Fiction novels, but this one was a step above the others.

I loved how Eliza read her mother’s journals and tried to fill in the missing pieces. Reading her mother’s journals was the most enjoyable part of the book for me. I love learning the history behind this story that way.

Jane Kirkpatrick can really tell a great story. I was taken back to that time and really got to understand the lives of Christian missionaries back in those times. The choices that Eliza has to take will surprise you.

“The Memory Weaver” will be enjoyed by lovers of historical fiction all over the world.

I put down this book, knowing this story would not leave my heart too soon.

(This review was harder to write, because so much information was already in the summary)

4.5 Stars

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