Every Christian woman, wife or mother should read this book.
it encourages, motivates, inspires hope, faith, love and strength of character.
Martha's reflection about her life in retrospect; how she realizes where she may have made mistakes with her daughter and then sets out to correct them.
Of course, speed. But more seriously, she brings it to life and makes it so very real!
Martha is a round character. She reflects God's love and patience towards us. Even when we think we are always right; He lovingly and patiently guides us to see life through His eyes.
She is a great example of the Virtuous woman in the Bible.
I really love this book and would recommend it especially to all mothers.
I am shocked that I find myself rating one of Ms. Rivers' books only 2 stars but I am very disappointed. Perhaps since I have loved all her other books I am being harder on her than I should. This book was a let down not because it was a bad story. In fact the story was interesting. What disappointed me was the constant misunderstandings between Marta and her daughter. No mother would be as cruel as she was and then say it was because she loved her child. Also God was rarely mentioned in any significant way. Usually when I read one of Ms Rivers' books I am encouraged in my faith but this book only adds God as an afterthought. If you are looking for an interesting read in a secular fashion you will enjoy this book. If you are looking for a novel that encourages your faith maybe not so much.
Love Francine River's connections to life and love as her insights, her wisdom, and her understanding of the human element is profound in all her writings.