Her Mother's Hope, Marta's Legacy Series #1   -     By: Francine Rivers
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Tyndale House / 2010 / Hardcover

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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.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 450
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1414318634
ISBN-13: 9781414318639
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Series: Marta's Legacy

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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.

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Romance Hall of Famer Rivers (Redeeming Love) returns with her first full-length novel since 2003 with this two-generation saga of a mother and daughter, the first of two parts. Ambitious, strong-willed Marta Schneider leaves her home in rural Switzerland at the beginning of the 20th century. She’s determined to flee her abusive father, loving but weak mother, and the constraints placed on women. Meeting interesting characters all along her journey, she works her way to Canada. There she buys a boardinghouse and meets her match in Niclas Waltert, a German engineer with a farmer’s heart. Through Marta’s sharp elbows and the sweat of Niclas’s brow, the family eventually arrives at an increasingly comfortable life in California’s Central Valley. The second half of the story, told from the point of view of constitutionally timid daughter Hildemara Rose, is less deeply imagined. So many events happen as history rapidly unrolls in the background that the narrative feels too much like an outline for a Lifetime TV offering about a couple buffeted by the winds of WWII. Writers like Rivers are why people buy Christian fiction: it’s dramatic, engaging, and acknowledges the bedroom without going inside. This well-told tale will have readers eagerly awaiting the story’s resolution. (Mar.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Loved It !
    May 19, 2015
    Reader Girl
    Quality: 0
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    Meets Expectations: 0
    I loved this book and it's sequel! I want Francine to write about another mother / daughter story soon !
  2. Mississauga, Canada
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Her Mother's Hope
    March 11, 2014
    Sherma
    Mississauga, Canada
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Her Mother's Hope - eBook.
    Riveting, emotionally charged, gripping spell binding and an absolute masterpiece are the words I use to describe this book. Francine Rivers has blown me away with this book. I can honestly say that this is one of the best book I have ever read. I quite literally could not put it down. It is a definite must read. I don't want to give the details of the book but I will say you won't be disappointed. Francine Rivers deserves an award for such a well written book. I like the fact that she integrated history such as Pearl Harbour Bombing and Kennedy Assassination into the story. I highly recommend this book.
  3. Cheyenne, Wy.
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    thought provoking, entertaining.
    July 23, 2012
    junebug
    Cheyenne, Wy.
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Her Mother's Hope, Marta's Legacy Series #1.
    Francine Rivers doesn't disappoint in this story of one family through four generations. I enjoyed the characters and the historical background. She has great insight into the complexity of human relationships. I loved this book!
  4. Queensland, Australia
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wow!!!!
    July 8, 2012
    Jools
    Queensland, Australia
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Her Mother's Hope - eBook.
    Oh the emotions this book (and its sequel) brings, I couldn't put it down. Loved, Loved, Loved it and have recommended it to every person who has asked "what are you reading" I can't write anymore without giving anything away, but Ms Rivers, what an awe inspiring writer you are!!!
  5. Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 10, 2012
    Catz
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Her Mother's Hope, Marta's Legacy Series #1.
    The story is very captivating. I want to obtain the next book in this series.
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