Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mother and Daughter relationship

Title: Her Mother's Hope
Author: Francine Rivers
Genre: Christian Fiction
Sub-genre: Inspirational
Pages:  498
Published: 2010
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN: 1414318634
Reader's Annotation: Will Marta and Hildemara overcome their differences to come together.
Summary: Marta, a young girl in the beginning of the book is growing up under a repressive father. As she continues to grow, she leaves home and makes her way around Europe, eventually settling in Canada and marrying Niclas, a German engineer. Hildemara, her oldest daughter is born in the Canadian prairie, but unlike Marta's first child, she's sickly. Marta and Hildie's relationship continues to strain and repair as the book follows their lives through the 1950s
My Evaluation: Now I've read Francine Rivers before and I liked many of her books but wow... this book was  gripping. Rivers writes her characters so richly and makes you so entranced with them that you must continue to read. Many of times I wanted to slap Marta for her treatment of Hildie and maybe it's just because I connected with how Hildie was feeling through most of the second half of the book. But that's what Francine wants. She wants you to connect with her characters. I cannot wait to read the second half of this story, which is partly based on Rivers' mother and grandmother.
Rating:  4.9 out of 5