Francine Rivers

Dear Readers,

After having to wait 8 very long years since Francine Rivers’ last novel, she graced us with two this year. Her Mother’s Hope released in March, and is now being followed by Her Daughter’s Dream. In this second book we continue the story of Marta, Hildie and Hildie’s daughter Carolyn. If you haven’t read the first book yet you may want to read that first before reading this review as I may give you too much of a good thing and reveal something about that story you don’t want to know.

This book picks up right where the first left off. Marta is trying to help Hildie and her family while Hildie is battling Tuberbulosis a second time. No one is sure she will recover and she just wants to go home to die or recover, whichever comes first. Marta moves in and takes over Hildie’s house and family. The relationship between Hildie and her daughter, Carolyn, is forever changed. Hildie is sure she has lost her daughter to her mother forever.

Carolyn grows up believing her mother doesn’t love her. She figures the only one who loves her and wants her around is her Oma. She loves being with her and when she moves in next door Carolyn is sure that she is now safe.

Ok enough of the storyline, you can read about that yourself. Her Daughter’s Dream takes you on a wonderful journey of forgiveness but also friendship and understanding family. Even when we are related to each other doesn’t always mean we understand each other. I for one will be the first to say I don’t always understand my family and I grew up with them. 🙂
I have to say that not only is this a good story, it is a neat story of America’s history. It starts in book one with the WWI and continues on through out our history to modern day. Stories include WWII, Vietnam, Woodstock and the peace movement and through to 9/11. It was fun to relive some of what I remember and learn how some of that affected families that I don’t remember.
I hope you can just savor this book by Francine as it might be the last one you get to read for awhile. 🙂
Happy Reading

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