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Number of Pages: 512
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Marta's Legacy
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The first in an epic two-book saga by beloved author Francine Rivers, this New York Times best-selling story explores the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters over several generations.
Near the turn of the twentieth century, fiery Marta Schneider leaves Switzerland for a better life, determined to fulfill her mothers hope. Her formative journey takes her through Europe and eventually to Canada, where she meets handsome Niclas Waltert. But nothing has prepared her for the sacrifices she must make for marriage and motherhood as she travels to the Canadian wilderness and then to the dusty Central Valley of California to raise her family.
Martas hope is to give her children a better life, but experience has taught her that only the strong survive. Her tough love is often misunderstood, especially by her oldest daughter, Hildemara Rose, who craves her mothers acceptance. Amid the drama of World War II, Hildie falls in love and begins a family of her own. But unexpected and tragic events force mother and daughter to face their own shortcomings and the ever-widening chasm that threatens to separate them forever.
Benita5 Stars Out Of 5awesomeJune 17, 2016BenitaQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0francine rivers is an excellent author. she sheds light on so many topics for discussion. i bought this book digitally but had to get it for my library. her daughters dream was a book my 16 yr old daughter got for me for mothers day not realizing that it was second to the sequel.. ha. now shes reading them.
Reader Girl5 Stars Out Of 5Loved It !May 19, 2015Reader GirlQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I loved this book and it's sequel! I want Francine to write about another mother / daughter story soon !
ShermaMississauga, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Her Mother's HopeMarch 11, 2014ShermaMississauga, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Riveting, 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.
junebugCheyenne, Wy.Age: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5thought provoking, entertaining.July 23, 2012junebugCheyenne, Wy.Age: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Francine 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!
JoolsQueensland, AustraliaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wow!!!!July 8, 2012JoolsQueensland, AustraliaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Oh 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!!!
Q: Would the Francine Rivers books be appropriate for young teens? Thank you for your help.
The books are highly subjective as to levels of appropriateness. If your child has been protected from some of the less righteous aspects of humanity, the books may be too intense for younger readers. If the children have a good grasp of the realities of humanity's rebellion, the books should not be a problem.
As each parent and child are different, please use discernment when determining if you want your child to read any book.