HER MOTHER'S HOPE
This long-awaited novel
is every bit as engrossing and stunning as Rivers' previous books. The prose is elegant and life-changing, and the characters are memorable. This sweeping family saga will touch both the heart and soul.
Marta Schneider grew up in Switzerland in the early 1900s with an autocratic father and an ill mother. She escapes as she soon as she can and creates a life that she can be proud of. Her experiences translate into a hard type of love for her own children, particularly her daughter Hildemara Rose. As Hildy grows, she must learn how to turn her own trials into positives. Mother and daughter need to learn to communicate and forge a relationship before it's too late. (TYNDALE, Mar., 520 pp., $24.99)