Saturday, July 2, 2011

Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers

Francine Rivers has done it again! She has written another book that will become a classic! When I got this book, I read the whole thing in less than 24 hours! What a great read! Her Mother’s Hope and its sequel, Her Daughter’s Dream cover five generations of a family from their start in Switzerland at the beginning of the 20th century to life in the western USA in the present day.
Her Mother’s Hope opens with Marta, a young woman with an abusive father and a weak mother, leaving her home to work in a hotel, then traveling to England and later to Canada. Marta meets and marries her husband Niclas and they move to California and raise their 4 children between the two world wars. While Niclas lives to work the land, Marta must raise their children. Because she has learned only the strong survive, she parents with tough love. Her daughter Hildemara is very different from Marta and constantly seeks but doesn’t feel she’s getting Marta’s approval. Thus there is a great conflict and constant misunderstanding between these two.
Rivers’ book captures the reader and leaves the reader wanting more, but she delivers in the sequel, Her Daughter’s Dream. Both of these books in Marta’s Legacy series are amazing books that are sure to please!

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