of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Pam BurkePotosi, MOAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5A great readFebruary 23, 2018Pam BurkePotosi, MOAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Francine Rivers books don't come out very often -- but when they do, they are certainly worth the wait.
The Masterpiece is an amazing story of hurts, fears, struggles, love and redemption with twists and turns in many directions that keep you turning the page. Several times I intended to put the book down when I finished the chapter I was on, but when that chapter ended, there was no way to stop.
Roman, Grace, and their family and friends all are dealing with their own pasts -- pasts that are drastically different, yet the same in so many ways. God's love, shared in a variety of ways, makes unbelievable differences in so many of those lives.
The Masterpiece is not a short, quick read, but reading it is worth every one of the almost 500 pages. I highly recommend this book for fans of great inspirational fiction.
Thanks to Tyndale Publishers for providing a copy of this book. I am pleased to share my personal thoughts in this review.
Sunny5 Stars Out Of 5Well, she's done it again!February 22, 2018SunnyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Francine has written another amazing book that I could not put down. I don't know why her style of writing appeals to me so much. I've read everyone of her books and want more. I've tried finding other Christian fiction authors but none of them capture my interest like Francine Rivers. While the Mark of the Lion series is my favorite this one is a pretty close second.
Aleoxmom5 Stars Out Of 5wonderful bookFebruary 21, 2018AleoxmomQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers is a wonderful book with complex characters. I have read all of Rivers books and this is now one of my favorites. I would recommend it to everyone. I also love the beautiful artwork on the cover.
homesteadingHampton Roads -- VAAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Top Read of 2018!!!February 21, 2018homesteadingHampton Roads -- VAAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Philippians 4:8 English Standard Version (ESV)
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
This Scripture reference probably seems an odd one to use in a book review, but to me, it isn't. The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers is something true and honorable, lovely and commendable, excellent and worthy of praise--a canvas of words swirled with emotions and truths that burst forth from the page like a spray of paint, bringing color and depth to enrich the soul.
Like any glorious piece of artwork, it begins with a single hue that builds with intensity, spreading across the human heart until it is enveloped with the truth of the image. The Masterpiece reveals both darkness and light; delving into the very depths of humanity. With deft strokes of the pen, Francine Rivers shows that what we see on the outside is not all that there is. People have back stories, and some of them are so filled with tragedy that even the most stalwart will weep with compassion.
I have read many good books, but only a handful touched my heart in the way that this one did. I found myself crying several times, not only for these fictional characters, but for myself and the countless others who have no doubt experienced what Roman and Grace experience. The scenes are vivid and realistic. The theme of redemption remains strong throughout this masterpiece and leaves the reader with no doubt about whom the ultimate Artist is. I highly recommend this book!
I was given a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers. I was not required to write a review. No compensation has been received.
Amanda5 Stars Out Of 5Superb!February 19, 2018AmandaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In one word, beautiful! This book was a beautiful story of two damaged people from difficult backgrounds. Francine Rivers writing is superb. Although this story is almost 500 pages, it never dragged or felt like it was too long.
The characters were complex and developed beautifully through the story. I was not a fan of Grace at first, but after learning more about her life, I understood why she had her guard up and acted the way she did. The reader gets a look at Romans thoughts and sees his vulnerability and the pain that hes dealing with.
There are a lot of great lessons to be learned in this book but theyre not presented in a preachy way. Itsdefinitely the kind of book that makes the reader think and can grow their faith.
My only problem with this book was the trope of misunderstandings happened a few times and its a trope that I really dislike. Other than that, this book was nearly perfect. Im not a romance reader but I read Francine Rivers romantic stories, because they are so much more than romance.
I highly recommend this book!
My Rating: 5 stars
I received this book from Tyndale House Publishers to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.