In the dramatic conclusion to the New York Times best seller Her Mother’s Hope, Francine Rivers delivers a rich and deeply moving story about the silent sorrows that can tear a family apart and the grace and forgiveness that can heal even the deepest wounds.
Growing up isn’t easy for little Carolyn Arundel. With her mother, Hildemara, quarantined to her room with tuberculosis, Carolyn forms a special bond with her oma Marta, who moves in to care for the household. But as tensions between Hildie and Marta escalate, Carolyn believes she is to blame. When Hildie returns to work and Marta leaves, Carolyn and her brother grow up as latchkey kids in a world gripped by the fear of the Cold War.
College offers Carolyn the chance to find herself, but a family tragedy shatters her newfound independence. Rather than return home, she cuts all ties and disappears into the heady counterculture of San Francisco. When she reemerges two years later, more lost than ever, she reluctantly turns to her family to help rebuild a life for her and her own daughter, May Flower Dawn.
Just like Carolyn, May Flower Dawn develops a closer bond with her grandmother, Hildie, than with her mother, causing yet another rift between generations. But as Dawn struggles to avoid the mistakes of those who went before her, she vows that somehow she will be a bridge between the women in her family rather than the wall that separates them forever.
Spanning from the 1950s to present day, Her Daughter’s Dream is the emotional final chapter of an unforgettable family saga about the sacrifices every mother makes for her daughter—and the very nature of unconditional love.
©2010 Francine Rivers (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
Awesome story, I am sad it's finished, because it feels like I'm missing some really good friends tonight. I highly recommend Francine Rivers to anyone who has not listened to her stories before.
Stina Neilson narrated this series beautifully! The listener knows each character by the tone of her voice. I absolutely loved this series. Listen to both books. Love is brought to light through our dysfunctional ways. God always can break through our walls.
The narrator was superb, easy to listen to, with slight voice adaptations for each character. The story itself was beautifully written and hit home on several points regarding the interaction of mothers and daughters. I recommend reading Her Mother's Hope first which is the beginning of the family's saga.
I missed hours if sleep because I could not tear myself away frim the book! I wish the ending had a little more closure, but... It was a REALLY enjoyable book. "Her Mother's Hope " which was pt.1 of this book was GREAT! I hope a pt. 3 to this series will avail itself soon.
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.
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