How do you overcome traumatic events from childhood? How do you move forward when the past keeps dragging you down dark alleys? How do you move beyond the memories?
Eliza Spalding Warren has to answer all these questions and more. As a pioneer, she faced untold horror when she was taken captive by Indians as a child. Her whole life has been marked by that single event and the trauma it caused. Now, as a married woman, she is unable to move forward until she faces the demons behind her.
The Memory Weaver is based on a true story.
Jane Kirkpatrick weaves Eliza’s story in with that of her mother’s diary. It makes for an interesting mix of perspectives as we struggle through the past with Eliza.
If you are interested in reading Prairie fiction, dealing with deeper issues, then this book may be for you. But be warned, this is not a light hearted read for an afternoon of pleasure. Eliza struggles through some very dark issues before she emerges into the light.
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.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.