Monday, December 27, 2010

52 Books in 52 Weeks - Book 52: Her Daughter's Dream

This is the conclusion of the story that began in Francine Rivers' earlier book, Her Mother's Hope. Spanning a total of five generations, the story continues to unfold as Marta takes on the role of family matriarch, reflects on her own parenting years as she works to take care of her grandchildren in the face of her daughter's chronic illness. While the first book in the series tells the family story largely from Marta's point of view, this volume relates the point of view of her daughter, Hildemara (how did she come up with that name?). Of course Marta still plays a prominent role, as do the grandchildren. The  family faces new challenges and growth abounds on all fronts. Just like Her Mother's Hope, this book provides ample relaxing entertainment, yet challenges the way that you consider your family relationships. This book does stand alone, making it unnecessary read the first one, however much will be gained if you read them both. I recommend this book for both teens and adults, as there are valuable insights that we would all do well to absorb. It's a great way to close out the year!


Savannah McQueen said...

This sounds very interesting. Is it a sad or uplifting read?

Sojourner said...
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Sojourner said...

Was just at the library today, browsing, and stumbled across "Her Mother's Hope". "Hey - A New Francine Rivers!!" It's in my stack now, with that Ted Dekker you lent to me. Now i'll be adding this one to my list. One thing's for sure - I'll have no shortage of books to read in 2011! :-)