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Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers
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Aug 22, 10

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Read in August, 2010

I was so taken by the first descriptive passages in the introductory chapters,that I just had to pick up a fine pen and do some sketching.
Mountains, Swiss children running, log seats and lifetime friendships...This story had it all and more. I'm so glad I read it on my computer/e-reader "Nook" as it is only the first half (and a rather hefty book size!) of a history of Grandmothers, Mothers and Daughters.

As the child of 2nd generation immigrants, I resonated strongly with the issues of repressed emotions, an energetic work ethic, and survival mechanisms which all work against honest sharing and reflection among generations. The final chapter of this book does allow Rivers to share the people in her own history upon which she drew her characters and their struggles.

I think the main theme of this book involves our perception of God and his grace by showing examples of passivity versus the "God helps those who help themselves" mentalities. We walk a fine line between the two
extremes.

The next book is certainly on my list to read!
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