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
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
This book was so well written, truly I felt like I grew up with these women. I loved every minute of listening. Francine Rivers at her finest!
The ending when Dawn is pregnant and all is revealed.
She is excellent. I love her voice.
A film that will apply to your life and make you want to do better than the generation before.
Reading part 1 of this series does make part 2 more enjoyable but don't have to read part 1, "Her Mother's Hope." I felt it had too much Christianity in it although that is what made the characters of this book, the author could have skirted around the religion. It is a bitter sweet story that completes the 2-art series.
It captivated me!
It was the ending, not to be a spoiler... it was sad and uplifting in the most unexpected way. The entire book was relateing to family situations, if not in mine, it was some one I knew. I loved this book, it was so real!
I was laughing and crying through out the entire story. My husband and I both listened and there were a few times I saw his eyes mist up.
I couldn't put these books down. It was a page turner from page one of the first book.
There are so many strong willed, strong faithed women in these books it's too hard to choose a favorite. I fell in love with all of them at their introduction and got angry with them as well.
She gave the characters feelings that were apparent and consistent throughout.
I would chose Marta. She was the matriarch and where it all began.
highly, highly recommend these books. The best of read to date!
I willingly gave 5 stars to Her Mother's Hope. I thought it was an excellent book and I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. I enjoyed Her Daughter's Dream almost as much except that they ratcheted up the religious references three or four notches and it was just too preachy.
I had no problem with the scriptural references in the earlier book.......they added to the story line. But I felt they were over the top in the second book and I only gave it four stars. Still a great read and an excellent narrator.
I liked the way that the story went from generation to generation and showed how relationships in the past effect the generations of the present and future.
Too long for one sitting, but I listened to it every chance I got. Excellent book to listen to while on a vacation.
Hi I'm MissBev and I love to read great books. When I don't have time to read I love to listen to great books. I am a 4th grade Language Arts teacher.
This is the first audio book that I have listen to.
When Carolyn returned home after being gone for two years with no contact with her family, they welcomed her back with open arms. They showed her that they loved her unconditionally. Also when Carolyn was reacquainted with an old high school friend and they fell in love and got married.
I would like to dinner with Mae Flower Dawn. I would encourage her to keep her innocence as long as possible.
This book was chosen by book club members. It would not have been a choice of mine but I was ultimately surprised. I loved this book and will read others by Francine Rivers. This was a great story about family sacrifices and unconditional love.
Tells the story with all the good and the bad of real life.
I could really tell what character was "talking"! Each one had its own personality.
Highly recommend it!
Having read the first book, I was hoping this book would start off with a reconciliation but instead the next daughter born in this line of women was abused physically and emotionally, by friends, parents and clergy. If it was a physical book I would have thrown in against a wall after reading the first 1/3. Things get slighter better until a confrontation near the end when everything is tied up in a neat, tidy bow. I felt the extremes were unrealistic. I'm trying not to give away the end here, but I was just as irritated at the end as I was the begining. This doesn't begin to compare with Francine River's better works, 2 of which are my all time favorite novels.
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