This is a really good series. Love shows itself in different ways and can cause so many misunderstandings until someone takes the time to try and break down barriers. This series also shows how this barriers can continue from generation to generation until someone takes the time and effort to break down barriers.
Francine Rivers is my favorite modern author. Since I discovered her books about 2 years ago, I have become spoiled with amazingly well-written, life-changing, inspirational fiction. All of her historical books are so well researched that you feel like you're truly there. This is no fiction that was written quickly... it was well thought out and will change your life. The 2 book series "Marta's Legacy" is a saga. It deals with the relationships between mothers and daughters with quite a lot of romance, too. These women battle so many different obstacles and their struggles are often hard to read about. In "Her Daughter's Dream," one of the main characters is so meek you want to grab her and tell her, "Just tell someone what you feel!" Still, it's a gripping read and a wonderful story that comes together perfectly in the end. These are characters and a storyline you won't forget. This 2nd book in the series takes place from the 1950s to the present day. Having such a glimpse of what it was like to grow up in the 60s was very eye-opening. I've read a lot of historical fiction but never anything that delved into the Hippie Era. I loved this book and highly recommend it!
It seems that I really should have reviewed this book right after I finished it to be able to get my surface thoughts out on paper, but even now at more than a month later I can tell you that this saga is worth it's money for the pen to the page. Francine Rivers has a way with storytelling that finds a personal note to connect with a reader and does not let go, but digs deeper until she hits a note and affects your life. Go back and read my review of the first book in the Marta's Legacy saga, Her Mother's Hope. At the halfway point in the book there was already so many things to say and so many emotions. Believe it or not, this is better than Book I in the saga, but they have to be read together for full comprehension. This book and her characters touched me on a very deep level. It was an enjoyable and painful read and worth every minute.
My favorite of the Marta's Legacy Collection, this book is worth every moment. I cannot encourage you enough to take the time to read these books. I feel as though my understanding of the often confusing relationships between generations of women has great increased. I will be keeping this books to read and reread over the years.
Absolutely love the first book in this miniseries, and this one was no different. Such a great depth of emotion woven throughout the entire story that really lets the reader connect on a deeper level. Great book!