Her Mother's Hope

Her Mother s Hope Retailers Choice Award winner The first in an epic two book saga by beloved author Francine Rivers this sweeping story explores the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters over s

2011 Retailers Choice Award winner The first in an epic two book saga by beloved author Francine Rivers, this sweeping story explores the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters over several generations Near the turn of the 20th century, fiery Marta leaves Switzerland determined to find life on her own terms Her journey takes her through Europe and finall2011 Retailers Choice Award winner The first in an epic two book saga by beloved author Francine Rivers, this sweeping story explores the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters over several generations Near the turn of the 20th century, fiery Marta leaves Switzerland determined to find life on her own terms Her journey takes her through Europe and finally lands her with children and husband in tow in the central valley of California Marta s experiences convince her that only the strong survive Hildie, Marta s oldest daughter, has a heart to serve others, and her calling as a nurse gives her independence, if not the respect of her mother Amid the drama of WWII, Hildie marries and begins a family of her own She wants her daughter never to doubt her love, but the challenges of life conspire against her vow Each woman is forced to confront her faulty but well meaning desire to help her daughter find her God given place in the world.

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  1. New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers continues to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe Her numerous bestsellers include Redeeming Love, A Voice in the Wind, and Bridge to Haven, and her work has been translated into than thirty different languages She is a member of Romance Writers of America s coveted Hall of Fame as well as a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers ACFW francineriversfacebook FrancineRivers Twitter FrancineRivers

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  1. I have to admit, this book s cover appeared to me a bit fluffish, promising the kind of tame, hopeful message dipped in sugar that some faith inspired books tend to have I have noticed with a great many Christian novels this attempt to show that having a relationship with Christ suddenly fixes everything and makes it better I love that about faith fiction, but I realized at some point that I was reading them for escape in much the same manner that I watch Disney movies everything ties up neatly [...]


  2. An absolutely fantastic saga covering 40 years in a family I am so anxious now to read the second book and find out what happens Literally could not put it down and reminded me why Francine Rivers is one of my favorite authors.


  3. Whoa my emotions are everywhere Francine Rivers s novels usually do that to me, now that I think about it Haha Anyway, Her Mother s Hope is the first book of a two book series called MARTA S LEGACY It follows the lives of a mother and daughter and their relationship during the eras of World War I and II.How to describe my feelings I really, really loved this book sort of The story, the writing, the emotion superb Francine Rivers s books are so epic The characters are so real Their lives so intri [...]


  4. Nora came down to during the month of June, and she was dead set on buying me a birthday gift We went to the bookstore to see if we could find a few titles related to a series she was reading, and I noticed Francine Rivers had published a new book It was pretty thick, but I didn t mind because I ve read some of her other books, and I know she is a master story teller Redeeming Love is my favorite love story ever written, and I was intrigued by the title of her new book I was also in desperate ne [...]


  5. This book is so complex.I loved it and didn t at the same time, because the characters were just so REAL I could like them, despise them, get angry at them, be happy for them, sad and even worried about them I came to adore so many of them Marta, however, is still my favourite I love Trip and Niclas, Boots and Jones Even Cloe has a bit of my love Bernie is seriously a pretty awesome brother and husband to Hildemara and Elizabeth I don t know if I like Elizabeth, but I did when she was just a chi [...]


  6. Francine Rivers has long been one of my favorite authors, and though it has been several years since I last read one of her books, I was really looking forward to this one I ended up feeling disappointed The writing seemed elementary, and the general feel of the book was depressing and frustrating It seemed a little unrealistic that the young Marta would transform so completely into the older, meaner Marta It seemed as if the story of Marta s life was of an exercise in checking off the boxes of [...]


  7. Francine Rivers writes epic novels Novels that span seas and time and continents Relationships are uncovered and unearthed and emotions are displayed in the rawest of forms.I enjoyed this novel, but I didn t love it Marta is extremely unlikeable and even though I know and understand what has made her this way, her constant rough behavior towards her daughter was so hard to swallow The middle section of the book was exhasting to read.However, the end is why I gave the book 4 stars In the end of t [...]


  8. I ve been waiting for years to read a new release by Francine Rivers and this book went beyond my expectations It left me breathless The thing I love so much about Francine s storytelling is that her characters are so realistic and three dimensional that you can t help but care about them even when they are stubborn and difficult and make bad decisions Her Mother s Hope is a story of joy and heartache, of lessons learned as well as regrets that can t be changed, but most of all it s a novel of f [...]


  9. 4.5 stars This book might or might not have consumed 50% of my week Either because I was a thinking about it b thinking about reading it c thinking about how I would find the time to read it and d reading it.I LOVED IT fireworks MARTHA S STORY Oh, I loved her story it was so DARN SAD but also so ENTHRALLING AND JUST READ ON FOREVER LIKE YOU KNOW Her family had some terrible members mainly the father , and then there was vulnerable, sickly Elise who ended up extremely tragically something which n [...]


  10. Beginning in 1906 in Switzerland, Marta Schneider is twelve years old with a deep love for learning, she has aspirations of going higher in her education But a father who is a tailor and a drunk, has different plans, he will hire her out to do any type of work to bring in money to his house Marta has good employer s and she is a hard worker but she has much ambition than being a serving girl all her life Working her way across Europe, and eventually into Canada she realizes her dreams First she [...]


  11. If I had to sum up this novel in one word, it would be WOW Her Mother s Hope is an emotionally gripping story based on the lives of the author s mother, grandmother and great grandmother It was researched and written when the author wanted to understand about her mother s and grandmother s relationship This is and absolutely unforgettable story of love and determination, faith, friendship, and most importantly family.This is my first exposure to anything written by Francine Rivers, and it certa [...]


  12. A great saga about mothers and daughters It also touches on how our experiences with those in our family as a child effect all or our relationships later in life It takes a very realistic look at husbands and wives as well I liked this book so very much because it was the first Christian Lit book that showed the good and bad, ugly and sinful, along with the redemptive and righteous in believable characters Rivers the author shows how Christians, and non Christian alike, are imperfect people And [...]


  13. This was a great saga of Marta beginning in Switzerland and taking her through many countries before settling down in California Her journey was amazing although I had difficulty with her brash headstrong ways Her struggles are real and heartfelt I can comprehend what is behind her harsh words and behavior but at times I just wanted to shake her and then hug her It will be interesting to see how the stormy mother daughter relationship between Marta and Hildemara progresses in the second book.


  14. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book depicting life from Steffisburg, Switzerland in 1901 to California 1951 ish What a tale about overcoming tremendous obstacles life and pulling up your pants to turn those obstacles into positive experiences then pay it forward The book begins in 1901, Switzerland, Marta is 12 and loved school Her cruel father pulled her out of school and hired her out as a work hand to various people She adjusted Her father then sent her to server school mainly because she di [...]


  15. I loved this book This book inspired me in a lot of ways I felt connected with this book while I was reading it because of the detail and significance Francine Rivers put into it I couldn t seem to put the book down This story was about a girl named Marta who was raised in an environment where her father was abusive to her Her mother was the opposite Her mother wanted her to fly, to accomplish her own dreams, to leave their home and to never come back so she did While out on her own she meets th [...]


  16. I read this book purely on a 5 star recommendation of a friend here on I don t usually pick up faith inspired books, but in saying that I do like to read them I found I really, really enjoyed this book In fact, this would be one of the best faith fiction I have read This book is an excellent portrayal of the relationship between a mother and daughter and also husbands and wives too The characters were very believable and realistic Her Mother s Hope begins in 1901 in Switzerland, then we go to ot [...]


  17. Wow I picked this book up on it s release a few years ago but for some unknown reason never did get around to finishing it So this time, made a concerted effort to read both titles in this two book series And was I rewarded This is what I call an epic tale in the lives of two generations We meet Marta, as a young girl at the turn of the 20th century Finding her wings and living out her Mother s hope is the theme which flows naturally through into Marta as the other to Hildermara Both women are s [...]


  18. Quick review for a progressive read If there s something I m learning from reading Francine Rivers s books, her books always take me into the heart of another time and firmly through the mental, physical, and emotional journey s of her characters This was a mammoth of a book to get through, not so much for length as it was for the dramatic rollercoaster it takes you on.This is the family focused story of a woman named Marta and her daughter Hildy The first part of the story is told through Marta [...]



  19. Growing up in Switzerland, Marta s father is not only strict, he is also unfair and even abusive to Marta Her beautiful sister Elise receives much better treatment as her health is fragile Marta, the not as lovely elder sister is made to work and work hard Although at the top of her class, Marta is taken out of school to work in a bakery and a hotel Her mother encourages her to follow her dream and escape her home life and the story takes Marta from housekeeping school to working in restaurants [...]


  20. I listened to this story as an audiobook, and it was an excellent production It was easy to get into the story, although frustrating to read about Marta s constant troubles with her father I think I ve been reading too many books about women being oppressed Marta proves to be a strong and driven woman who doesn t stop until she achieves her dream until she meets Niclas.After Marta marries Niclas, the story begins to go downhill Marta is no longer the independent woman she had been, but is now si [...]


  21. This was my first Francine Rivers book, and the enthusiasm expressed by many reviewers was deserved It was a compelling read because the characters were so well developed and believable, and their lives so interesting and dramatic, that the plot raced along It begins the two book saga of several generations of women, starting with Marta, who escaped an abusive father after her loving mother s death and made her way to the states in the early 1900s through sheer grit and determination In spite of [...]


  22. I read this book in 6 dys, considering the length, it obviously kept my curiosity quite well Marta, a strong determined young woman, abused by her father, makes off into the world alone in the early 1900 s Losing her mama and hearing of her younger sisters death changes her in ways she will not realize until later in her life Deciding never to return home to Switzerland, she makes her way to England, and Canada There she lives out her dream of owning her own Inn, until meeting her husband Niclas [...]


  23. Abused and put down by her father, Marta Schneider, a young Swiss girl, leaves home to attain her goals Her mother encourages her to fly Marta sees her mother and sister as weak, not standing up to her father She is highly intelligent and driven Marta sets her goals and works hard to learn everything that she can about running a boarding house She purchases one and turns it into a profitable business, but she meets Niclas and falls deeply in love Will Marta s love for Niclas be important to her [...]



  24. Marta s Legacy, 1 Wow, for some reason, this book took me forever to read This is a great book about the ups and downs of mother daughter relationships The main character, Marta, is stubborn, determined, and full of past pains She projects her own personal issues on her daughter, Hildie, who is delicate and self sacrificing Being both a mother and a daughter, I somewhat related to both characters I am anxious to read the sequel.




  25. Wow, this book just keeps on going and going Its quite a Journey actually There are so many lessons to learn within these pages The story was altogether moving Another excellent one by Rivers


  26. Amazing, heart wrenching, thought provoking book Makes you really think about the traits and things we pass down from generation to generation and how we can learn from past mistakes Read this book through the night and then the second one through the next day Could NOT put it down It honestly made me so depressed and I cried throughout different parts of the books but still, one of my new favorite sagas that I wish everyone would read so that we could discuss how family and life shape us, even [...]


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