The Memory Weaver by Jane Kirkpatrick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Another Jane Kirkpatrick book that is so worth reading! I loved it! The story of the daughter of the Spalding missionaries to the Oregon territory is spellbinding, heart wrenching, and strong. The diary of Eliza’s mother, Eliza Spalding is interspersed throughout the book which adds understanding and meaning to her life. History comes alive while Eliza’s childhood and on appears on these pages. Her relationships with her father, siblings, and eventually her husband all are affected by her trauma during the Indian kidnaping and killing of people she knew. The author so aptly named this book as every day Eliza makes decisions and actions because of her past. I enjoyed reading about the day to day life of these pioneers to the West. The hardships weigh so heavily when there aren’t the distractions that we have today. But maybe without the distractions we would need to deal with our emotions and memories. Both Elizas’ faith brings them through the day to day and also the extraordinary. I highly recommend The Memory Weaver! Jane Kirkpatrick is definitely one of my favorite authors.
I received a copy of this book through Net Galley and I have given my honest opinion and review of The Memory Weaver.
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