Her Mother's Hope is a fascinating story about a young Swiss woman named Marta who endures many hardships but never loses her pluck and determination or her dreams. She makes unconventional choices for young women of her time in the early 1900s, going from Switzerland to France to England to Canada. In Canada, she meets her husband and together they live through more difficult challenges before and after settling their family in California.
Unfortunately, Marta's past and the personality traits that are emphasized in her because of it set up a difficult relationship between her and her oldest daughter, Hildemara. Only the strong survive and Marta is determined to raise a daughter as strong as she is. It's evident that they love each other but can not find their way over the wall between them.
The story of these two women and their families is told in detail through different time periods of history, bringing each to life vividly. I was very drawn into the saga.
After reading this volume, it's a good idea to follow up with "Her Daughter's Dream" - chronicling the story of Hildemara's daughter and granddaughter. Happy reading!
francine 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.
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.
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!