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Her Daughter's Dream
     

Her Daughter's Dream

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by Francine Rivers
 

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In the dramatic conclusion to the New York Times best seller Her Mother’s Hope, Francine Rivers delivers a rich and deeply moving story about the silent sorrows that can tear a family apart and the grace and forgiveness that can heal even the deepest wounds.

Growing up isn’t easy for little Carolyn Arundel. With her mother, Hildemara,

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In the dramatic conclusion to the New York Times best seller Her Mother’s Hope, Francine Rivers delivers a rich and deeply moving story about the silent sorrows that can tear a family apart and the grace and forgiveness that can heal even the deepest wounds.

Growing up isn’t easy for little Carolyn Arundel. With her mother, Hildemara, quarantined to her room with tuberculosis, Carolyn forms a special bond with her oma Marta, who moves in to care for the household. But as tensions between Hildie and Marta escalate, Carolyn believes she is to blame. When Hildie returns to work and Marta leaves, Carolyn and her brother grow up as latchkey kids in a world gripped by the fear of the Cold War.

College offers Carolyn the chance to find herself, but a family tragedy shatters her newfound independence. Rather than return home, she cuts all ties and disappears into the heady counterculture of San Francisco. When she reemerges two years later, more lost than ever, she reluctantly turns to her family to help rebuild a life for her and her own daughter, May Flower Dawn.

Just like Carolyn, May Flower Dawn develops a closer bond with her grandmother, Hildie, than with her mother, causing yet another rift between generations. But as Dawn struggles to avoid the mistakes of those who went before her, she vows that somehow she will be a bridge between the women in her family rather than the wall that separates them forever.

Spanning from the 1950s to present day, Her Daughter’s Dream is the emotional final chapter of an unforgettable family saga about the sacrifices every mother makes for her daughter—and the very nature of unconditional love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781414334103
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
08/17/2011
Series:
Marta's Legacy Series , #2
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
101,824
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Originally a mainstream romance novelist, Francine Rivers became a born-again Christian only after she wrote her bestselling book, Redeeming Love, a novel now considered a classic of Christian fiction. She has published many other Christian fiction books since then, such as The Scarlet Thread, Unveiled, and .

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Her Daughter's Dream (Marta's Legacy Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 330 reviews.
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
I have one word that sums up my overall feelings about this book. It was WONDERFUL! I really enjoyed the first book, but loved this one even more! I was so inspired as I read about how the Lord pulled each of these ladies through the hard times and I cried more than once while reading this book. Not because it was sad (though I was) but because I really cared about the characters. And honestly, even the sad feelings were a healing, rejoicing kind of sad because of the beauty that God brought forth from the ashes in their lives. The title of this book couldn't have been more perfect. At first I thought the daughter who had the dream was Carolyn, but it ended up being Dawn. And what a powerful story she had. I loved how realistically her struggles with Jason were portrayed. I loved how I lived in her head and in her skin for so long. I literally escaped into her world. This author is so incredibly gifted. She does a fantastic job of bringing characters to life, and having her readers join their journeys and struggles in every life-transforming story she writes. This is the kind of fiction I aspire to write myself. Fiction that comes alive, that brings healing, that deals with real-life, painful issues, and that shows the heart of God and the redemption of Christ. What a beautiful story! I dare say that this book ranks at the top of my favorites list for this year. I've read many great books so far in 2010, but this one stirred my heart, challenged my thinking, and encouraged my spirit the most. Wonderful, wonderful book!
nancymitchell More than 1 year ago
Rivers is one special writer that seems to know what the world needs to read. This is another wonderful, special book about mother, daughter relationships spanning four generations. This one covers the 1950's up until today with a lot of surprises in its conclusion. This, along with her others, is full of historical detail, is so moving and heartfelt that the family saga comes alive and we can all relate. I love all of Francine River's books!
LovenGod More than 1 year ago
Francine Rivers 2010 Fiction/General Tyndale Reviewed by Cindy Loven Her Daughter's Dream, takes up right where Her Mother's Hope left off. Francine Rivers, has such a wonderful gift of telling a story, that it will stand alone without reading the first book, but it does help to know the story of the first book. Marta, now known as Oma has come to the realization that she should have done some things in her life different, perhaps a bit of kindness with Hildemara, instead of the harshness she had shown her all her life, would have improved the relationship between them. However what greatly grieves Marta is seeing the same pattern with her granddaughter Carolyn and her great granddaughter May Flower Dawn. The family grows up, and grieves as a grandson goes off to fight in the Vietnam War, never to return. Greater grief takes places when the only surviving child of Hildemara and Trip, disappears into the crazed drug scene of the sixties. They near grieve themselves to death, only to find that when she does come home, there are things they just don't seem able to move past. Fast forward several years and Carolyn has grown into a wonderful responsible single mother, who falls in love with an old high school friend, after much pursuing on his part, and a new family is born. A new family with the same struggles, as the old family had, the grandmother and daughters not bonding with their mothers. A story of struggles, hurts and dashed hopes. This book will keep you reading from front to back. Be prepared to have your tissues, as your heart will tear and break with the family as they loose loved ones, laugh along as they celebrate victories and milestones. I loved this new Francine Rivers books and appreciate the chance to review it. 438 pages $24.99 Hardcover 5 stars! Thanks to Tyndale publishing for providing this book for review.
PhotoByJulieD More than 1 year ago
I totally enjoyed reading the second book in this series by Francine Rivers. It was very true to life and times in the 1960-1980's. The author taught how her family over came many dysfunctions and still found peace in our Lord. I had to carry tissues with me. You will too. I hate to put it in archive.
Debdog More than 1 year ago
What a great continuance to Her Mother's hope. I read this book in two days. Just like the first book it had me from the very beginning to the very end.
Cindi_A 9 months ago
Dramatic conclusion to Marta's Legacy This novel wraps up the second half of Marta's Legacy. I didn't think it was possible but I liked this part of the story even more than the first. The author has such an extraordinary talent that I'm blown away with every book I read of hers. This is no exception. Learning about Carolyn and May Flower Dawn had me glued to the pages. There were joys, sorrows, heartbreak and redemption. Such a great book!
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This book by Rivers is another example of a great story writer. The story is this family is sure to affect you.
Snortswaggle More than 1 year ago
I love everything Francine writes, but this one really hit home for me. How did she know my family this well when we've never met??? I couldn't put down either book, and was living many of the scenes while reading them... Father died of cancer, brother died, conflicts with mother, alienation from siblings, and on it goes. We haven't found the healing yet, though.
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njmNM More than 1 year ago
It's a fast moving story that keeps you glued to each word.
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the journey these woman took through their lives and the affect of theirs relationship through the generations gave me a lot to ponder in my own life. we are not an island to ourselves. what we do has profound consequences for future generations. i also read her mothers hope couln't put them down til i was finished