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!