In Her Mother's Hope we meet Marta who is living in Switzerland at the opening of the book. The book takes us on her journey from Switzerland, then to England, Canada and finally arriving in California. She raises her four children during WWI and WWII with a rather tough love approach. It is during this time that we are introduced to Hildemara Rose who finds herself very different from Marta and having a hard time relating to her Mother.
Throughout this book and its sequel we see the struggle of there mother-grandmother-daughter relationships and how they affect the characters. The big question is will they be able to bridge there differences so they can strengthen there relationships and be the roles they need to be.