Her Mother's Hope

Her Mother's Hope

Large Print - 2010
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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.
Publisher: Detriot : Gale, Cengage Learning, 2010
Edition: Large print ed. --
ISBN: 9781410423610
1410423611
Branch Call Number: LP FIC River 21058
Characteristics: 697 p. --

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hildesanders
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.

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LadySade
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.

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Carina_Cakewalk
Jul 18, 2015

An engaging book that drew me right along. I kept reading, asking, "What's going to happen next?" Each of the main characters had their hopes and dreams, their challenges, and their losses. There were no 'perfect' characters. I loved that each character was shaped and molded so that you could empathize with their choices even if you didn't agree with them.

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Alyssa_Crommy
Feb 13, 2013

Amazing, beautiful book.

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jlpatterson
Sep 04, 2012

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

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Krista_Bennett316
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!

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banana197
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!

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morebooksplease
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.

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Ohswtjenny
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!

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anigirl10
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

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Jul 18, 2015

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