Her Daughter's Dream

Her Daughter's Dream

Book - 2010
Average Rating:
Rate this:
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.
Publisher: Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, c2010.
ISBN: 9781414334097
Characteristics: viii, 576 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Feb 05, 2018

I would put this book in the category of "light summer reading". A nice little story but sad that relationships between mothers and daughters were so strained. I was disappointed that the author did not put more emphasis on some of the serious subjects she included. Things happened and people just kept things inside and were hurt. It proves how important communication is for a family to have healthy relationships. Faith is wonderful but sometimes people need professional help. The book could have been shorter because there was alot of "fluff" that didn't contribute to the story line in any important way.

Oct 17, 2015

I would like to renew this book.

Jul 18, 2015

After finishing the first book, Her Mother's Hope, I couldn't wait to read this finale! It was good, but not great. I enjoyed the first one more.

This comes full circle and focuses on redemption of broken relationships, but the final major character is taken too far and becomes a little unbelievable.

But still enjoyable.

Feb 13, 2013

Wonderful book. Francine Rivers in an amazing author; every book that I've read from her draws me in and keeps me reading for hours on end.

Apr 22, 2012

I really enjoyed this series! I recommend reading it, whether for the first or 100th time!

april81 Apr 29, 2011

Francine River's first book in this series was much better. This one, of course, must be read just to tie up loose ends and cure curiousity.

Jan 06, 2011

Wonderful sequel to Her Mother's Hope. The way she moves seamlessly through the generations speaks to her talent and understanding of the silence that speaks volumes in families. Well worth the read but should read in sequence.

Dec 10, 2010

Her Daughter's Dream was an amazing sequel to the book Her Mother's Hope and I strongly suggest this book to young and old alike.


Add Age Suitability

Jul 18, 2015

Carina_Cakewalk thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at LPL

To Top