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Number of Pages: 512
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
Series: Marta's Legacy
Her Mother's Hope, Marta's Legacy Series #1, Large PrintFrancine RiversChristian Large Print / 2011 / Trade Paperback$13.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 112 Reviews
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Sons of Encouragement: Five Stories of Faithful Men Who Changed EternityFrancine RiversTyndale House / 2011 / Trade Paperback$13.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 13 Reviews
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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.
Jennie WrenRoyalton, MNAge: 45-54Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Women's stories brought to life through the decadesOctober 19, 2017Jennie WrenRoyalton, MNAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Her 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!
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!
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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.