The Memory Weaver by Jane Kirkpatrick ~ Review

The Memory Weaver Review:
Lucie's Review:

Eliza Spalding Warren, was a small child when taken captive by the Cayuse Indians during the Whitman Massacre of 1847, and it changed her life forever.

Based on a true story, this is a story of mother and daughter, both named Eliza, which I thought I should tell you right just in case it get's confusing. Eliza and her husband, Henry Spalding are missionaries to the Nez Perce at Lapwai, their daughter was born there and was raised among the people.

The story is told in two parts through the daughter's eyes, and also through the diary entries of her mother. Eliza remembers her late mother fondly, and struggles to accept her father's new wife Rachel, who has very few homemaking skills, leaving more of the housework and cooking to young Eliza.

Eliza has a true friend in Nancy Osborne, another girl who survived the massacre, but also not left unaffected. Though they never speak of their ordeal they do refer to their struggles and how no else can understand. I liked the relationship between her and Andrew, and though it has its ups and downs she is determined to stay the course and stand him.

Overall, a inspiring story, with many pearls of wisdom, though it was hard to read about how mean Eliza's father was to her. It explores many different relationships, and how the Whitman massacre affected Eliza for the rest of her life.

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