Friday, January 18, 2019

The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers | RE:View

I have long loved Francine Rivers. From Redeeming Love to the Voice in the Wind series I have almost literally drooled over her writing and her beautiful stories. She has a way to create such real characters that have a lasting impact on you. The Masterpiece was no exception.

I was so excited when I read on the back of my advanced reading copy that this book was taking her back to her romance roots. Don’t get me wrong, I love when an author branches out, but the large part of my heart that loves Francine Rivers’s writing loves the way she tells romance in the midst of a redemptive thread.

With The Masterpiece we are introduced to a deeply troubled and hurting man—Roman—and then get to watch as his life intersects with a Grace (both the woman and the truth). As only Francine Rivers can do, she waves their story together in perfect harmony. The attraction, the struggles, the difficult decisions, the facing of Truth. All of it comes together in a story that will hold you and not let you go until the end.

(A quick note here - I wrote this review LAST YEAR and some how it never posted. it is!)

I really enjoyed this book and think fans of Francine Rivers will find a story they can devour and appreciate in a similar style to her older works. If you haven’t read any of her books before, I’d recommend them to fans of romance and tough but beautiful redemptive stories.

My rating: 5*
Purchase: The Masterpiece

Book Description
(from Amazon)

New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story, a probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece.

A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want―money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman’s past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn’t know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist―an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison.

Like Roman, Grace is wrestling with ghosts and secrets of her own. After a disastrous marriage threw her life completely off course, she vowed never to let love steal her dreams again. But as she gets to know the enigmatic man behind the reputation, it’s as if the jagged pieces of both of their pasts slowly begin to fit together . . . until something so unexpected happens that it changes the course of their relationship―and both their lives―forever.


I received this book for free but was under no obligation to post a review. I do so under my own motivation and the opinions I have expressed in this review are honest and entirely my own.

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