Friday Finds hosted by Should Be Reading asks us to share what great books we heard about or discovered in the past week. While there is many I could post about I always pick one of my favorites.
This week my Friday Find is Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers which I first discovered over on Amy’s blog from My Friend Amy and just had to feature myself as well. Francine Rivers has long been a favorite author of mine. She’s a Christian author who writes fabulous tales and I can’t wait to read this one as well. The best thing is that this is Book 1 in a 2 part series! It will be released March 16, 2010 by Tyndale House Publishers. Here’s a bit about the book from Fantastic Fiction…
The first in an epic two-book saga by beloved author Francine Rivers, this sweeping story explores the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters over several generations. Near the turn of the 20th century, fiery Marta leaves Switzerland determined to find life on her own terms. Her journey takes her through Europe and finally lands her with children and husband in tow in the central valley of California. Marta’s experiences convince her that only the strong survive. Hildie, Marta’s oldest daughter, has a heart to serve others, and her calling as a nurse gives her independence, if not the respect of her mother. Amid the drama of WWII, Hildie marries and begins a family of her own. She wants her daughter never to doubt her love – but the challenges of life conspire against her vow. Each woman is forced to confront her faulty but well-meaning desire to help her daughter find her God-given place in the world.
I can’t wait! It’s been much too long since I’ve read a book by Francine Rivers. How about you? What did you find this past week to share with me?
Alice Teh says
The only book I've read by Francine Rivers is THE SCARLET THREAD.
I hope you'll like this one. 🙂
Oh, this sounds interesting! I love that the story takes them to California's Central Valley. I live there, so it makes me want to read this book even more. 🙂
I haven't heard of this author. Thanks for mentioning this book, Darlene!
I have to get my hands on this book. I love Ms Rivers. The way she writes and the tales she tells always make me weep.
Was she the author of The Last Sin Eater? I loved that book….
Love that old photograph on the front of the book. Hope you enjoy the story!
I will be waiting for this book. I love Francine Rivers. I just posted about one of My Favorite Reads yesterday, her book Redeeming Love. She is an incredible author.
I have yet to read anything by Francine Rivers. I always hear such great things too. I will have to really start picking her work up. 🙂