Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Memory Weaver

Review copy provided via NetGallery in exchange for an honest review

Summary: The Memory Weaver

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.
I picked this book, because I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and history has always been my biggest love besides reading, and this covered both of my loves. I have heard of the Spalding’s before, and it was fun to read about Eliza; she was such a strong woman never giving up, when many women would have given up.

I loved how the romance was built up slowly and that even when Eliza knew her father didn’t approve of Andrew Warren, she still followed her heart.  Andrew was like so many young men in that time frame, who wanted to do things their way and not follow their fathers’ wishes and dreams.  When doing that it’s so easy to get caught up in the drinking and gambling. God uses people in so many ways, and you can see just what God had planned when he brought Eliza and Andrew together.

Flow, developments of characters were all spot on, I didn’t find any grammatical or punctuation errors, which is always a plus in my mind. The only reason I don’t feel this is a five-star read is for the fact it was easy to walk away and come back to it later.


Would I recommend this book to others?   YES

Would I read other books by this author?   YES

Was this a Novel or Novella?  Novel

Is the book priced correctly?  For me no as I’m a budget reader I don’t buy any e-book over 5 dollars, so to me the e-book is over priced, but I’d gladly pay the paperback price, but won’t spend the money on the library binding.  I think publishers should price more for the budget readers and not the high end people as everyone I know is a budget reader like myself as we are all on the low end of the middle class and don’t have much room in our month budgets for the more expensive books. 

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