Her Mother's Hope

Her Mother's Hope

A Novel

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Book one in the bestselling series that has captivated millions of readers around the world! A New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestseller." Her Mother's Hope has all the meaty elements of a blockbuster." -- Denver Post The first in a two-book family saga by the beloved author of Redeeming Love and The Masterpiece , Her Mother's Hope is a rich, moving epic about faith and dreams, heartache and disappointment, and the legacy of love passed down through four generations in one family.Near the turn of the twentieth century, fiery Marta Schneider leaves Switzerland for a better life, determined to fulfill her mother's 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.Marta's 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 mother's 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."Emotionally rich. . . . As her compelling characters seek to do what they feel their faith demands, Rivers sets their resonant struggles against dusty streets, windswept Canadian plains, and California vineyards in vivid scenes readers will not soon forget." -- Booklist , starred review"Writers like Rivers are why people buy Christian fiction: it's dramatic, engaging . . . [and] this well-told tale will have readers eagerly awaiting the story's resolution." -- Publishers Weekly
Publisher: Carol Stream, Illinois :, Tyndale House Publishers,, 2020
Copyright Date: ♭2010
ISBN: 9781496441843
Characteristics: x, 480 pages :,illustrations


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May 19, 2016

Wow! Francine Rivers continues to amaze me! I loved the two book series. I wish I knew what my mother kept bottled up inside, it took me a long time to realize it was not me that upset her.

Sep 02, 2015

Wow, this book just keeps on going and going. Its quite a Journey actually. There are so many lessons to learn within these pages. The story was altogether moving. Another excellent one by Rivers.

Feb 13, 2013

Amazing, beautiful book.

Sep 04, 2012

Very moving story. It's entertaining with great life lessons.

May 15, 2012

Totally worth reading. It is long but won't take long to read because the stories have you mezmorized! This is a "stay up til 2am" book- be warned! What a talented author!

Apr 22, 2012

I really enjoyed reading this book, and then the sequel, 'Her daughter's dream'. if you haven't read them, i definitely recommend them. If you have, read them again!

Oct 12, 2011

I enjoyed this book series very much. It was so interesting (in a sad way) to see the hurts and legacy of difficult Mother/Daughter relationships pass from one generation to the next. My only criticism would be that it seems it was a '4 book series in a 2 book sack' as it seemed to rush through and gloss over large portions of time. I would recommend it.

Apr 29, 2011

Highly recommend this book. This is one of her best, aside from the Mark of the Lion Series. Francine does an absolutely brilliant job in making you feel as if you're in the story; as if you could see this fictional story as true reality being played out right in front of you.

I know it takes time to develop these characters and storylines, but I wish she wrote more books, more quickly! I swallowed this nearly-500 paged book in less than a week!

Feb 05, 2011

I liked this book a lot. For being a teenager it was written well enough for me to understand and to be interested in. I love the story of the hurt betweeen Marta and Hildemara and how they both had a tough childhood. It was wonderful to see both of them start to overcome the pain that they had held on to all their lives. I cannot wait to read the next one. Francine Rivers always gives a good book for just what will interest me

Jan 05, 2011

definitely worth reading!!

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