As a mother of a troubled child, I thoroughly enjoyed this (fictional ??) narrative. It kept me engaged as well as reminding me that I'm not in this alone.
At the end when Marta actually began to understand the relationship between herself and her fathers' characteristic.
Nicholas, the father. I would like to hear his interpretation of the mother/ daughter dynamics in his family.
An absolutely delightful book. Heard it in just a few days even though it is over 15 hours. The narrator was superb and the characters were unforgettable. I couldn't wait for my next credit so that I could order the sequel, Her Daughter's Dream, which I just started.
If there was anything I felt negative about in this book it was the "tough love" that Marta showed toward her daughter, Hildie. As a mother, I did feel that this was a bit extreme and unrealistic. But this one little thing did not keep me from thoroughly enjoying this book.
I enjoyed this book but i agree with one of the other reviewers who said the mother is really mean. You spend a lot of time just hoping the mother will warm....
The love and trouble a mother and daughter experience but how Love will prevale. It is a wonderful christian story and I can hardly wait to read the next book in this series! This audio book is a real cry~ I just loved it
The normal everyday lives of a family who truly love God. Family love and troubles in the relationships.
It is so real and I just could not put this audio down. Many hours spent listening to Stina Nieisen was like living the story. It is truly a must!
Hildie, as I felt so sorry for her.
Probably Sophies Choice.
I love Francine Rivers and have read, but not listened to, all of them. This story is fairly predictable but enjoyable and inspiring nontheless.
I always enjoy the history and Biblical truth that Francine weaves into all of her novels.
I enjoyed the overall flow of the story and voices used by the reader. It was a beautiful story that touched your heart and emotions.
This has to be my favorite Francine Rivers book series. Her writing draws you in and makes you feel that you know these characters deeply. I love the way the story has history mixed in it. I am not too good at remembering when monumental moments have happened in history and this serves as a history refresher. The book begins in the early 1900s and goes all the way through 1940s. I am in book two so my dates might have mixed together. The story line is so emotional, you feel for these people and watch them grow from children to parents to grandparents. It really helps me relect on my own life and see how my actions have affected the people I love. I find myself thinking about the book hours after I have had to shut it off. It is Christian based and doesn't have unneccessary foul language or any obsene parts. It shows the stuggles we all face, trying to remain faithful followers of Christ as we fight against this cruel world. I would feel very comfortable letting my teenage daughter read this. The narration is wonderful.
It's a must-read before the sequel "Her Daughter's Dream"!
Loved the voice/personality she gave each character!
Marta! I would want to know even more about her and her story!
Francine Rivers has outdone herself with this story. It is rivetting from the very beginning and the reader's command of pronunciations is tremendous. The listener feels and sees exactly what Marta feels and sees....my first thought was that Her Mother's Hope had to with Marta's mother's hope for her....later I realized it was not only the hope of Marta's mother for her but also Marta's hope for her own daughter whom she sees as another frail soul like her sister Elise....yet Marta's daughter is tremendously strong.....and when the voice of the story changes, it is okay.
One of the very good things about this story is the fact that reading the Bible and trying to follow its teachings are very important items. This is not one of those "Christian" fiction stories which apparently acquire their name/description by the fact that "the Lord" is mentioned periodically within but without any attempt for anyone to live up to God's standards and/or to be like Jesus Christ.
This author is one of my favorite ones. I loved the story line. Very touching. Stina Nielsen is an awesome narrator. Great voice fluctuations, accents, etc.