This is a wonderful story about family relationships, especially mother/daughter, told in the context of 20th century world history, by following the life of one young girl as she grows into womanhood and becomes a grandmother herself. Rich with historical and cultural details, this story makes you feel like you are there, experiencing all of the things Marta and Hildy went through. I especially loved Stina Nielsen's narration - the way she voiced each character differently, with so much expression! And the subtle lessons that could be applied to our own lives, if we are so inclined, were rich and timely for all. I loved those book and can't wait to start the sequel!!
Francine Rivers knows how to keep you intrigued. Every day I couldn't wait till my drive time or lunch time to hear more about Marta and Hildy and the family. I would get so mad I wanted to call the child abuse hotline on Marta's father and so mad at her for pushing Hildy away. I can't wait for book two!
I must admit this was my 5th Francine Rivers book and not my favorite. I started out with redeemed love , so you can expect that is a hard act to follow. SPOILER ALERT: this book covers a family's life over many years time and I love that. My only complaint is that the main character had a very bad attitude towards life most of the time I didn't really see it change much. I was hoping for a happier ending I guess. I love how real her characters emotions are and how you can see God working in the background through her writing. Francine Rivers is BY FAR my favorite author on the planet! :)
Wonderful story about a mothers love and a daughter's love,as well as the different perspectives they have on their relationships. There was also a interesting lesson on history and how people lived in the early 1900s through World War II. I'm anxious to read the next book
Francine Rivers is my favorite Christian author. She's a wonderful story teller. It's hard for me to ever put her books down!