Her Mother's Hope
2011 Retailers Choice Award winner!The first in an epic two-book saga by beloved author Francine Rivers, this sweeping story explores the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters over several generations. Near the turn of the 20th century, fiery Marta leaves Switzerland determined... show more
2011 Retailers Choice Award winner!The first in an epic two-book saga by beloved author Francine Rivers, this sweeping story explores the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters over several generations. Near the turn of the 20th century, fiery Marta leaves Switzerland determined to find life on her own terms. Her journey takes her through Europe and finally lands her with children and husband in tow in the central valley of California. Marta’s experiences convince her that only the strong survive. Hildie, Marta’s oldest daughter, has a heart to serve others, and her calling as a nurse gives her independence, if not the respect of her mother. Amid the drama of WWII, Hildie marries and begins a family of her own. She wants her daughter never to doubt her love—but the challenges of life conspire against her vow. Each woman is forced to confront her faulty but well-meaning desire to help her daughter find her God-given place in the world.
Publish date: March 16th 2010
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Series: Marta's Legacy (#1)
This book and its sequel, Her Daughter's Dream, have amazing potential. Five generations of women spanning the 20th century, their goals, hardships, loves, and faith. It sounds exactly like the kind of story I would enjoy. Francine Rivers is a competent writer who excels at realistically portraying ...
Now I've read Francine Rivers before and I liked many of her books but wow... this book was gripping. Rivers writes her characters so richly and makes you so entranced with them that you must continue to read. Many of times I wanted to slap Marta for her treatment of Hildie and maybe it's just beca...
This book is so complex.I loved it and didn't at the same time, because the characters were just so REAL. I could like them, despise them, get angry at them, be happy for them, sad and even worried about them. I came to adore so many of them.... Marta, however, is still my favourite. I love Trip and...
I'm a huge fan of Francine Rivers, but not all her books are necessarily for everyone. This book made me cry in several places, but at other times I just felt like an observer tugged along as we skimmed the surface of someone's life. It wasn't a "page-turner" but it was moving and told the story of ...
If I had to sum up this novel in one word, it would be "WOW"! "Her Mother's Hope" is an emotionally gripping story based on the lives of the author's mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. It was researched and written when the author wanted to understand more about her mother's and grandmother'...