The Memory Weaver by Jane Kirkpatrick


Why am I struggling so much to write the review for this book? I’ve put it off for a few weeks now!

Maybe it’s because this book is based on a real story, it focuses heavily on the everyday aspects of life rather than

Maybe it’s because I struggled to really connect with the main character.

Based on the true story of the lives of a missionary and her daughter, both by the name of Eliza. I would describe this as much more of a thinking than action type book. In fact most of the book is based around the consequences of one tragic event which shaped the life of the younger Eliza, who was captured, along with a group of others, by a band of Native Americans. However the book doesn’t go into a lot of detail about this event instead focusing on how this one event shaped the rest of her life. This was often interesting, but did make the story feel a little mundane from time to time. Much like real life, I suppose.

Yet despite this there was something about this book that had me hooked. I wanted to keep on reading to find out what happened to Eliza.

I guess the main reason I am struggling with this review is because it really felt like the author was trying to get across some kind of deeper message, one about how memories can be flawed and how one event can affect your life forever, if you choose to let it. But somehow this message didn’t quite connect for me. Maybe it’s because I’m a little bit thick, or maybe it’s because the book didn’t quite hit the mark.


2 thoughts on “The Memory Weaver by Jane Kirkpatrick

  1. Thanks for this .. you’ve got me wanting to read the book! I’ve read quite of few of this Jane Kirkpatrick’s books. Some I loved, some not so much. It seems to me the last one I read didn’t set well with me. (It may not be on my blog yet, but is on my Goodreads reviews).

    Sometimes it is the subject, not the author or the writing, that I dislike. It takes a bit to sort that out. Great review! ~Joyce


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