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
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.
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
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