Friday, October 1, 2010

Francine Rivers GIVEAWAY!

I love to read any book written by Francine Rivers.  My favorite read of the summer was Her Mother's Hope.  I am ready to delve into the newly released Her Daughter's Dream.  I would like to share both books with you.  You can enter  by following me, leaving a message here or on facebook or adding a link to my blog on your blog, or all of the above.  Deadline is Wednesday Nov 6.

The first part of unforgettable epic family saga about the sacrifices every mother makes for her daughter and the very nature of unconditional love. On the eve of the First World War, fiery Marta Schneider leaves Switzerland and her difficult childhood behind, determined to find a new life on her own terms. Barely out of her teens, Marta is haunted by a devastating loss that fuels her ambition to one day own a hotel. From the cramped quarters of a French housekeeping school to the portrait-lined halls of a stately English manner, Marta becomes a hard working domestic who has little time to dwell on what might have been.  Instead, she draws her strength from what could be. Then, Marta meets Niclas Waltert, a man just as determined as she to forge a better life in a new place. Niclas captures her heart and together they endure the harshness of life as tenant farmers on the vast prairies of Winnipeg, Canada, before following the promise of the American dream and migrating to the agriculturally rich Central Valley of California.  Marriage and motherhood bring both joy and heartbreak, as Marta must surrender her long-held ambitions for the sake of her husband and children, including her daughter, Hildemara, upon whose shoulders her own hopes now squarely rest. Only the strong survive and Marta is determined to raise a daughter as strong as she.  But as Hildie reaches young womanhood and another war is fast approaching, those hopes become too heavy a burden for Hildie to bear. Born with a heart to serve others, Hildie pursues her calling as a nurse, something Marta can’t understand. Marta’s years of hardnosed parenting have left Hildie still hungry for her mother’s love…and now for her mother’s respect. Amid the drama of WWII, Hildie falls in love and begins a family of her own. She wants her daughter, Carolyn, never to doubt her love—but the challenges of life conspire against her vow and the only person who can come to her aid is the person she remains so desperate to please: Marta, her mother. With hallmark touches of brilliant prose and gripping characterizations, Her Mother’s Hope is a rich, moving epic about faith and dreams, heartache and disappointment, and ultimately the resilience and tenacity of love.


In the dramatic conclusion to the New York Timesbest seller Her Mother’s Hope, comes this 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.
Info and photos were taken from Francine Rivers web page,

9 comments:

Heather said...

I love Francine Rivers! She has an amazing gift for writing-I'm excited there are a couple of new books out! I enjoy reading your blog Gina. You're handling difficulty with humility, honesty and class. You admit when you're overwhelmed and you rejoice when God give you victories. Thank you for your open thoughts-they always make me think!

rachel said...

gina - yay!!! joel just got me a mother's hope for my birthday this week :) i knew i had to have it after you shared that it was your favorite book on facebook a few months ago. i can't wait for my break from school in december to read it! (if i can wait that long...)
what a great giveaway!

Emily said...

I love Francine, but haven't had time to read her recent books yet! I think she always does an excellent job!
Also, I just realized that I never sent you all of my recipes that I was going to...I am putting it on my "to do" list and will get it done...it might be a while...but I'll remember:)

Brittany Towne said...

Gina, Francine is such an inspiring author! I lose myself in her writing!! Rachel just told me about your blog and I am so excited to begin reading it!!!

Faith said...

I remember the first time I tried to get you to read a Francine Rivers book. Do you remember that?? You gave it back to me! Said it was too wordy or something, haha. That memory totally cracks me up, so glad you have gotten on board with her awesomeness. xoxo

Tina said...

Hi Gina, I am currently reading book 2 of the Mark Of The Lion series and can't put it down. Francine Rivers is amazing. This series is the first of her books I have read and would love to read more. I want to follow your blog but can't see where to follow. I am new to all this.

ariyana9501 said...

Well, you gave me my first Francine Rivers book years ago, Redeeming Love, and I loved it! I'd love to check out some more of her books too! Thanks for everything you are and everything you do, Gina! I love you!

Amy said...

Can't wait to read these myself!!! Not sure when I will have time to read again though!! Please let me know when we are going to see each other face to face.. I mean facebook and blogs are nice and all but I think I am ready for the real thing!!!! ;-) YOU ARE AWESOME!!!

Holly L said...

I am following you on GFC
hollymsc123@aol.com

I LOVE her books!! I am currently reading a Lineage of Grace. WOW! What a great book.

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