Francine Rivers is known as the queen of Christian fiction and for good reason...I love all of her books and her Mark of the Lion Trilogy is one of my favorite series of books ever. I remember how absolutely glued to the page I was when I read them...a feeling that is all too rare. :)
For the past several years she's been writing shorter biblical fiction that sadly doesn't interest me as much. But for the first time in what feels like forever, she has a novel coming out in March! I am so excited especially as it looks excellent!
The book is called Her Mother's Hope: Marta's Legacy and is the first of two books. Here's what the publisher says:
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.
Sounds absolutely amazing doesn't it? Can't wait to get my hands on it!
PS It's 450 pages!!!! Isn't that WONDERFUL?!?
PPS It's published by Tyndale! I love them!!!!!
PPPS. No, I would not say no to an ARC!