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
This book is fantastic. Very touching story. I loved Stina Nielsen as the narrator. Great fluctuation of the voice, accents, etc. Francine Rivers is one of my favorite authors.
Great series, if you can call 2 books a series. I was sad when it came to an end. Francine Rivers is a talented author. This was the first time I had listened to her work and really enjoyed both. Also, the narrator, Stina Nielsen, was a perfect choice.
The ending of Her Mother's Hope left me with an urgent need to keep going with these characters. The segue was flawless. A few times I was uncomfortable remembering how I must have disappointed my own mother or failed my own daughter, but that simply tells you how powerful the writing is and how true to life. Try not to worry too much, because . . . well, I don't want to give anything away. Just believe me when I say you will not be disappointed. I can't say enough good things about the narrator, Stina Nielsen. She is consummately talented.
I just cannot recommend this audio book and its predecessor highly enough!
Christian Wife and Mother
The two books in this series are great and thanks to Audible I was able to enjoy them in this crazy busy life we live! Listen if u get the chance. You won't regret it. Francine Rivers is an amazing author.
Continuing on with these characters was a great idea, I certainly wasn't ready to let them go! Francine Rivers did a great job, I love a book I don't want to lay down, or in this case shut off my iphone!!! I cut grass, washed horses, cleaned house and listened in the car! I couldn't wait to get a few minutes to listen to my book! Just hated for it to end and that makes a great book! I hope she has something else 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.
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