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Her Mother's Hope (Marta's Legacy) Hardcover – March 16, 2010
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You know what Marta is trying to accomplish in the way she is raising Hildemara. I know why she's doing it, but you just want to shake her and say go about it a different way. There has to be a better way.
Following Hildemara through her journey as she finds herself, wanting to please her mom. Tore at my heartstrings.
Watching both women and the tests that their faith is put through. It just seems like these poor women go through one trial and tribulation after another. But they get through them, well, all of them except the last one and I don't know if they got through it or not. I need the next book.
I'm literally just all clenched up because I want the next book. I want to know what happens. I can't tell you what happened in Her Mother's Hope because I never ever give spoilers to the book because I want you to read them. What good is reading it if you know how it ends.
Let me tell you though, it ends and Francine Rivers leaves you craving more. Literally craving it. You want to know what happens with this mother and daughter. I even want to know what happens with her other 3 children.Read more ›
I am definitely waiting for the sequel! :)
The note from the author at the end of this book tells you that this book was a journey of her own in an attempt to understand a misunderstanding between her mother and grandmother. It is fascinating to see history intertwined into the pages of fiction and bring the characters to life. Even though this is her family story brought to view, it is easy to see bits and pieces of other lives in the characters. I find this book to be very educational and eye opening. You never seem to realize how when you try so hard to do one thing you might be accomplishing another.
Full of emotions all over the spectrum Her Mother's Hope is a book that you will want to make time for as it will be hard to put down. I recommend the story, I look forward to sharing it with my mother and I am eager for the second book in the two-book series "Her Daughter's Dream".
In Her Mother's Hope, Francine Rivers captures the complex relationship between mothers and daughters. Starting prior to WWI, the story of a woman driven from home in Switzerland and eventually making it to America. It's a story of anger and bitterness. The marriage in the story breaks my heart and makes me smile all at the same time. Marta determines to make a life for herself and struggles to overcome obstacles that stand between her and her dream.
The children's thoughts of their parents does the same thing. It made me wonder how my own children see me and my husband. There's tragedy, hope, frustration, and pain. About a third of the way in, the book starts to focus from Marta to her oldest daughter, Hildemara Rose. Marta fears Hildemara is too weak and that she should toughen up to avoid what her weak younger sister suffered in her short life. It makes life difficult for Hildemara, who is a loving and caring girl who only wants to help other people.
Marta desires to fulfill her own mother's dreams for her and Hildemara. It is interesting to see the different path each woman takes on their way to this goal.
The story flowed beautifully and is never boring as some long books are.
If you are looking for a quick read, this is not the one.Read more ›
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Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers is the first book to a two book series that may leave you in tears. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Kelly
This is another of Francine Rivers captivating, and clean novels. I especially enjoyed the historical elements and, since this is so real life, could relate to much of the story. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Macan
This was a great series. It covered decades and was very enjoyable.Published 1 month ago by sla8855
Read this book, it is a page turner. Five generations of women in one family lineage, this includes the sequel, A Daughters Dream. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chickers65
I love the way Francine understands her characters and Gods heart in her books. I was disappointed with the ending until I realised there is another book to continue this story.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Short version: This book (if you also read the second book) may help you gain perspective in how differences in perception of events can drive people apart, but the books are not... Read morePublished 2 months ago by HG
I love Francine River's books!!!! This one started off a little slow but once I got going I didn't want to stop :)Published 3 months ago by Allen Lightcap