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.
This was an excelent book and really hit home to me because for almost all my life, I thought I was just in my mom's way, only to find out just before she died that she really did love me.
I love this story and the other part that goes with it I have listened to this book and part 2 many times plus reading them. I love Mrs. Rivers books full of Gods love. Love that Mrs.Rivers always makes sure that you can relate to the chactares and the emotions they are going through. Read or listen to her books and you will hear Gods word.
NO, it had me depressed.
Yes I am a fan of her's but this is not one of those.
I have always love Stina's narration, one of the best.
Yes, the ending left you hanging.
I was so dissapointed with the main character, Marta. I wanted to scream at her. She began in the beginning of the story taking control of her dear husband, having her own way.
Then the way she treated her daughter made me so angry. She belittled everything Hilda did, I wanted to slap her. She was combatant, angry, hatefull, and just plain mean the whole story.I found myself yelling at her to behave. Then the ending........Bad!
Depressing story with no "happy" ending.
Yes. I've "read" other books by Ms. Rivers and found them excellent.
Performance by Stina sounded like someone who was "just reading the book" to be reading it aloud. No emotion or expression. No attempt at making the characters sound different from each other. JUST READING on and on!
Sadness and anger at Marta's attitude toward her family, husband, and unequal manner in which she treated her daughter. I kept waiting for her to realize what she's done to her daughter but only the last 30 minutes seemed to indicate a change was taking place. I felt extreme pity for this woman who felt she was doing the right thing in such a wrong way!
I kept waiting for something to happen in the book but it just kept going and going and going with no real conclusion. Very disappointing.
The narrator, Stina Nielsen, is fabulous at bringing the characters alive and giving a unique voice to each one. I was surprised Francine River's character development of Marta, but it made the book all the more interesting. I cannot wait to listen to the next book in the series, I am buying it now!
Married to a Presbyterian Pastor - 4 grand children - just returned from a mission trip to Russia - Career - Interior designer
One of my favorite things to do is clean counters of the week's clutter - Many times as I plan the week ahead and straighten the house it becomes mindless organizing…..At those times, there is nothing like a good audio book to keep me invigorated.
You can always count on Francine Rivers to build an interesting plot - she is excellent at describing the life style of her characters bringing in current historical events and how they affect the protagonist. Francine Rivers is able to create a plot involving many people and it becomes a web of personalities that the listener is either fond of or filled with disgust.
Francine always gives the listener people, places and experiences that one can connect to. Yes - possibly more women than men. I highly recommend her books.
Hilde Mara Rose
This is the second Francine Rivers book I have listened to. She is a compelling writer, I have enjoyed this book and I am about to start book 2 . Francine Rivers keeps your interest, draws you into the story as an observer, and instills emotion. The actors do a wonderful job of bringing the characters off the page and into the room with you.