Considering Francine Rivers is one of my favorite authors I had high expectations for this book and I certainly was not disappointed. This book had me hooked from the very beginning and I completely enjoyed the character development. Marta's character is thoroughly developed I felt like was right there along with her. Once she started writing from the viewpoint of Hildemara it was so intriguing how perspectives are so important. What a great story about a Mother's love and a daughter's desire to know it. I loved this book and cannot wait to read the conclusion to the story in Her Daughter's Dream.