Mavis Sanders


Carol Stream, IL The New York Times has announced that their April 4 Best Sellers List will include Her Mother’s Hope by beloved and internationally known novelist Francine Rivers. Her first full-length novel since 2003 was released by Tyndale House on Tuesday, March 16, resulting in strong retail sales for the week ending March 20. Her Mother’s Hope will rank number 12 in its debut on the Times list. 

“We are delighted for this well-earned milestone in Francine’s career.  This achievement underscores what we’ve know at Tyndale for more than twenty years—Francine touches lives with her inspiring novels,”  said Karen Watson, Associate Publisher, Fiction.   Ron Beers, Senior Vice President, Group Publisher added, “Francine would say her writing is a gift she offers in gratitude to God. We also appreciate the many retailers who have partnered with her and Tyndale in the successful launch of Her Mother’s Hope.

Her Mother’s Hope is the first of two historical novels in the Marta’s Legacy series, a saga inspired by strong women from Francine Rivers’s ancestry. With her hallmark touches of brilliant prose and gripping characterizations, she has written a rich, moving epic about faith and dreams, heartache and disappointment, which ultimately depicts the resilience and tenacity of love. 


The novel has received considerable acclaim, including but not limited to the following accolades: 

    “An emotionally rich exploration based loosely on her own family history as it follows world events through the first half of the twentieth century.” —Booklist 

    “This well-told tale will have readers eagerly awaiting the story’s resolution.”   
    Publishers Weekly 

    “Francine Rivers has done it again! . . . It’s an amazing story that gives the perspective of a European in North America during World War I and World War II.” —Retailers+Resources 

Francine Rivers has published several best-selling novellas and novels, including Redeeming Love (Multnomah), the Mark of the Lion trilogy, and A Lineage of Grace. With Tyndale, she has published more than twenty books, totaling over six million copies in print. Her books have consistently appeared on CBA Best Seller lists and have received numerous awards, including the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion. 

Within the past ten years, more than thirty Tyndale nonfiction or fiction books have become New York Times best sellers. In addition to Her Mother’s Hope, the Times list on April 4 will include these Tyndale titles: So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore, which ranks number 8 in its seventh week on their hardcover advice list, and Son of Hamas, which is number 11 in its third week on the Times hardcover nonfiction list. 

Tyndale House Publishers was founded in 1962 by Dr. Kenneth N. Taylor as a means of publishing The Living Bible. Tyndale publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), books, and other resources for home and family. Tyndale is located in Carol Stream, Illinois, and is substantially owned by the Tyndale House Foundation.