While many sequels aren’t as good as the original, this book is just as good or even better as the first book (Her Mother’s Hope) in Marta’s Legacy. Picking up right where Her Mother’s Hope left off, Her Daughter’s Dream follows Hildemara and her family. Hildemara is in the hospital with tuberculosis. Because of this, Marta moves in to care for Hildemara’s children. Carolyn, Hildemara’s daughter, feels rejected because she can’t see her mother because of the tuberculosis which she doesn’t understand. So Carolyn connects with Marta. As Carolyn grows up, she tries to find herself in college, but only finds more problems. Returning home pregnant, Carolyn relives her childhood in that her daughter, May Flower Dawn, connects more with her grandmother, Hildemara, rather than with her mother, Carolyn. As Dawn discovers more about her family, she struggles to avoid the mistakes of the women in her life and seeks to be teh peacemaker in her family.
Her Daughter’s Dream is a very satisfying sequel to Her Mother’s Hope. It is a book you will want to read again and again!