I think I preferred the first book more but this one was still good. I realize that the point was to cover several generations but the storyline was slightly less interesting as it neared modern times. The historical fiction was awesome and the book is very well written and narrated.
l loved this book which is a sequel to her mother's daughter. Francine Rivers is a wonderful writer who brings the story to life and in that often one can relate to certain things. I especially love her biblical stories which I have found have to help me understand better the actual story it is explaining in a way I do not forget.
Yes, after reading the previous book I had reservations but this book was excellent.!
Dawn was my favorite. She had many characteristics and wound up touching my heart.
Stina has a great gift of narration, Every word is very clear and understandable.
There were many times I had the feeling of anger and times of sorrow.
I highly recommend this book, the whole story was excelloent.
The narrator had a voice that was not very interesting to listen to
I typically like Francine River's stories but this one was not interesting to me at all.
Voice tones for the various characters was not good.
The second book in Marta's story continues as the generations grow. Not only is this a good novel but the hope that Christ gives through all circumstances is woven in the story line with excellence I wish I had had same opportunities with my mom and grandma and great grandma I think this book hit very close to my own story
Yes. Both. For the most part I enjoy Francine Rivers' writing, though I found this book quite unnecessarily preachy and repetetive toward the endd.
Stina Nielsen is a joy to listen to, though I seem to be unable to find any books read by her that are not young adult...
The first part of the book deftly continues the plot threads found in Her Mother's Hope... I found this part the best, because the complex relationship between Hildie and Marta, Carolyn and Hildie, and then May Flower Dawn and Carolyn continues to build and build.
The least interesting part was probably the end. Without spoiling it, I understand how some aspects of the ending were important and necessary to the book, but it seemed as though Christian references were coated on to the second half of the book so that it could be sold as a Christian book (just my observation). Her Mother's Hope was much more subtle in this regard; while I am a devout Christian, I found many of these references just too thick to swallow.
It is hard to pick one... probably Marta or Hildie. Maybe because I got to know their characters from childhood until their elderly days and see them grow in hard-won wisdom.
For the most part, yes. It continues well the plot lines in Her Mother's Hope and shows how the things we do - or don't do - can ripple down through generations and can be felt for years.
Can't hear you....I'm reading!!
I was not impressed by the first book. Boy was I wrong. The ending of this series made me realize that whether boring or exciting, a story has to start somewhere. In other words, it's not how you start but how you finish.
Francine Rivers has done it again. Although not one of my favorite of her books, it still holds its own. This book made me think about the relationships I have and how things that I do (or don't do) can be interpreted differently. Also on how I interpret others actions or words. It made me think about how many people, from children to adults are hurting because of misunderstandings. Parents who try their best to raise their kids, yet still end up hurting them. The bottomline to everything is love, not how we think love is or should be, but how Jesus loves.
Faith, Hope, Love of these three the greatest is LOVE.
I Corinthians 13
I would be less likely to recommend this book than many of the other books I have read by Francine Rivers (who is absolutely one of my favorite authors)
Well obviously 'Her Mother's Hope', which I liked very much. This book is a continuation of that book.
Her Mother's Hope was written with a paint brush...no a paint roller, covering many lives and situations with very broad strokes - it worked well and I was looking forward to continuing the story with Her Daughter's Dream. Much of the second book was written in the same way; however, when the book began to focus on May Flower Dawn, Ms Rivers got out her artist brushes. The details became a little overwhelming, down to the bologna, lettuce, onion, and whole wheat bread sandwich she made for her husband. I did appreciate the strong message of faith that this book portrayed. However, being an open book myself, I had such a hard time relating to the mother and daughter who would not open up to each other. One of my pet peeves is when people guess how others are feeling and act according to those feelings instead of talking things out - and this book....well lets just say it frustrated me haha.
I was pleased to pick up with this family where Her Mother's Hope had ended. It is a long story with alot of people to keep track of, so very much happens through the course of their lives. I thoroughly enjoy everything that Francine Rivers writes.
Yes i would recommend this audiobook to everyone its heart worming funny it will mack you cry and give thanks for the women in your life.
when Oma Daughter finally got to know her mother.
I would not change a thing