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4.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 5 4.12 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Francine Rivers Narrator: Angela Rogers, Alma Cuervo Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1997 ISBN: 9781470323998
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Two women, centuries apart, are joined through a tattered journal as they contend with God, husbands, and even themselves … until they fall into the arms of the one who loves them unconditionally.

Sierra Madrid?’s life is turned upside down after she discovers the handcrafted quilt and journal of her ancestor Mary Kathryn McMurray, a young woman who was uprooted from her home to endure harsh conditions on the Oregon Trail. Though the women are separated by time and circumstance, Sierra discovers that many of the issues they face are remarkably similar. By following Mary Kathryn?s example, Sierra learns to surrender to God’?s sovereignty and unconditional love.  Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rivers tells a powerful story of marital love tested in a crucible. Your hanky will not be dry, nor your heart unchallenged, as the characters learn the lessons of surrender to God’s sovereignty and unconditional love.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 B.J. | 2/14/2014

    " I appreciated and learned from the topics of Forgiveness and Control that were explored in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susie | 2/14/2014

    " One of my favorites! Have read more than once. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 2/8/2014

    " I read this book a long time ago and just added it to my "shelve". I rarely read books more than once but this is one I would like to go back to. I remember loving it, maybe not the most interesting read but it definitely struck a chord with me and I look forward to reading it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 2/7/2014

    " Fun to read on vacation "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chandra | 2/6/2014

    " not my favorite of hers, but still good. : ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenica | 2/6/2014

    " Kind of two books in one. I like the modern day woman trying to find her way through Christianity and dealing with it. The second story was very cliche and boring and found myself skipping through it. I didn't like the transitions between the two stories- very unconnected until the end if you ask me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 2/4/2014

    " I like Francine Rivers' books. She has a way of making characters seem real and making stories that are mostly about everyday life seem interesting. In this book, I wish she had made the connection between Sierra and Mary Kathryn stronger rather than seeming like 2 different and almost unconnected stories, except for the beginning and end of the book. Otherwise, this was a good story that shows how easily marriages can fail and how God is able to redeem them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber Ortman | 1/30/2014

    " This was a hard read because the characters were so frustrating and stubborn. Sure made me think tho! I like the duality of the two storylines. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 1/22/2014

    " A little slow at times. Characters weren't developed as well as I would have liked. Enjoyed the journal from the Oregon trail days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 1/17/2014

    " I read this book a while ago, but it is one of my favortes. The link between the past and the persent made this a story I could not put down. Just seeing it here makes me want to find it and read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 1/11/2014

    " This was a great book! It makes you feel good about life. It can be sappy in parts but not overly so. The characters really reeled me in and made me want to find out more. I highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mj | 1/10/2014

    " She is an amazing author "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 12/22/2013

    " Brilliant book of two stories in two different generations of finding God as more than a religion but a personal relationship and as a form of strength. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Morrell | 12/6/2013

    " i just finished this book. Helps you to be a better wife! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Englandjennifer | 12/1/2013

    " Great story, wonderful themes on conviction and forgiveness. Francine Rivers never disappoints and this book does an amazing job intertwining two generations, two women and their personal journey through change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny Carr | 11/29/2013

    " Take 2 selfish people in marriage, and see how the problems mount up. Only by renouncing our selfishness, and turning to God, can we change things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Berry | 11/17/2013

    " I loved the story, but it dragged on too long. Perfect read for couples that are struggling in their marriage or those that want to read something that can be gained from the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 11/15/2013

    " Wonderful book. Love Francine Rivers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyndi | 11/7/2013

    " a book club book that I had not read till now. very good, really enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 10/21/2013

    " Other people have gone through similar trials. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 9/24/2013

    " I enjoyed this story and felt like it gave an authentic picture of how marriages can sometimes go off course. Sierra and Alex both focused on the wrong things. I thought the story flowed well and I did not think it was too preachy. I have read this book several times and I always enjoy rereading it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jena | 9/10/2013

    " I couldn't connect with the main character, and thus the book iteslf "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sher Fick | 8/17/2013

    " A very good time travel with a Christian woman's struggle . . . even without the Christian subplot - this story stands on it's on plot. One of my favorite Time Travels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shaunna | 6/25/2013

    " This story in this book shows the power of forgiveness and letting Christ work in our lives. Even though it is a work of fiction, there are many truths within. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 6/17/2013

    " One of my favorite books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lanette | 5/22/2013

    " This was a good christian fiction love story involving a married couple, who lost each other and found each other again. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley | 5/5/2013

    " I'm never disappointed by Francine Rivers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 2/23/2013

    " Two women, 150 years apart, go through trials which ultimately turn their hearts to God. Some parts were difficult to read but I enjoyed watching both women eventually recognize His hand in their lives and appreciate how they had grown through their challenges. And I loved the references to Oregon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ns | 2/13/2013

    " I would read it again and still learn something new! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nickole | 2/12/2013

    " This is probably my favorite of all her books, though I love them all differently. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 V Polson | 1/5/2013

    " Francine Rivers is one of my favorite writers of all time. I loved that the book went back and forth in time from present day to the 1800's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Lenger | 12/25/2012

    " It's a tear jerker. The story of two women going through hard times, one modern day woman in California reading the diary of her ancestor's trip across the country to California. Wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suso | 12/6/2012

    " Not as good as other books by Francine Rivers I've read. There were some disparaging remarks about the Catholic faith that I wasn't too fond of. And I thought the ending got really preachy. But true to form, Rivers sucked me in from the first page. The writing and story-telling was excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renae M. | 10/29/2012

    " This is a really, really well done dual-time historical/contemporary novel. "

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About the Author
Author Francine Rivers

Francine Rivers published a number of novels in the general romance market until 1993, when she released her first book in the Christian book market. The Mark of the Lion series has sold half a million copies, and her total book sales are over one million. Since then all of her books including her newest series, Lineage of Grace, have all been bestsellers. She has won numerous awards and was named to the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame in 1997. She and her husband Rick live in Northern California.

About the Narrator

Alma Cuervo is a stage actress and singer, who has also performed in film and television. She holds an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, from which she graduated in 1976 alongside Meryl Streep. She starred in the role of Madame Morrible in the first national tour of Wicked. Her audiobook narrations include Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin and Francine Rivers’ The Scarlet Thread, among many others.