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Her Mother's Hope

Book 1, Marta's Legacy

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Description

2011 Retailers Choice Award winner!
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 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.

From Publishers Weekly

Dec 14, 2009 – Romance Hall of Famer Rivers (Redeeming Love) returns with her first full-length novel since 2003 with this two-generation saga of a mother and daughter, the first of two parts. Ambitious, strong-willed Marta Schneider leaves her home in rural Switzerland at the beginning of the 20th century. She s determined to flee her abusive father, loving but weak mother, and the constraints placed on women. Meeting interesting characters all along her journey, she works her way to Canada. There she buys a boardinghouse and meets her match in Niclas Waltert, a German engineer with a farmer s heart. Through Marta s sharp elbows and the sweat of Niclas s brow, the family eventually arrives at an increasingly comfortable life in California s Central Valley. The second half of the story, told from the point of view of constitutionally timid daughter Hildemara Rose, is less deeply imagined. So many events happen as history rapidly unrolls in the background that the narrative feels too much like an outline for a Lifetime TV offering about a couple buffeted by the winds of WWII. Writers like Rivers are why people buy Christian fiction: it s dramatic, engaging, and acknowledges the bedroom without going inside. This well-told tale will have readers eagerly awaiting the story s resolution.

Customer Reviews

Amazing

Awesome book will make you think about the legacy you are leaving....another phenomenal book by Francine Rivers.

Mrs.

Awesome story! Couldn't put it down!

AMAZING.

Such a good book. Such a good recommendation to read. Fan of the author as well.

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Her Mother's Hope
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Religious
  • Published: Sep 27, 2011
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Seller: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Print Length: 512 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Marta's Legacy
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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