Francine Rivers has written another wonderful story that has kept me up at night reading. "Her Mother's Hope" is wonderfully written, the characters are so real you will feel you are right in the middle of the family. Marta is not a favorite of her father and she leaves home as soon as she is old enough to escape his abuse. Why doesn't her mother defend her? This is where the story gets even more interesting. Her reasons are misguided and Marta feels unloved all her life. I highly recommend this book, Francine has not disappointed her readers!