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Sandra Burson4 Stars Out Of 5This is a MasterpieceJune 18, 2018Sandra BursonQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I've only read one other book by Francine Rivers and that was Redeeming Love. When I finish a book by her I feel like I have been put through a wringer and hung out to dry. The Masterpiece was no exception. I find Ms. Rivers to be a very talented writer. She does not write fluff and is not afraid to tackle some very difficult subjects. This author has a way of bringing hope into the darkness. At times I found myself laughing, but more often I read with tears rolling down my checks. Her writing is very current. She can keep you on the edge of your seat. I really like the way she brings in scripture into her story and I didn't find it Preachy as some people would say. I appreciate the way Ms. Rivers uses her God given talent to touch others with her artistry. I believe A Masterpiece is the perfect title for this novel.
bookbloggerWestern MichiganAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Complicated Romance by Francine RiversJune 18, 2018bookbloggerWestern MichiganAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers
Roman Velasco and Grace Moore have much in common, but they dont yet know it. He is an artist and she is a single mother. He needs a personal assistant and she needs a job to support herself and her child. She becomes his employee and their relationship is difficult. Both have secrets from the past that shadow their present. Only Gods grace can set them free.
Francine Rivers is one of my favorite authors. She uses her trademark skills in storytelling to create a beautiful story of love and redemption. Her characters are multi-faceted and develop over the course of the story. They are easy to relate to and I missed them when I finished the book.
The plot had some unexpected twists, but was not completely a surprise. I knew the 2 main characters would find each other in the end. However, along the way, the readers and characters learned what it means to trust God and to seek Him above all others.
I loved the healing and redemption that took place in this novel and the way that God used their pasts for good. This is a book that offers hope that Gods grace will change a persons life. Readers who enjoy a complicated but everything-turns-out-alright romance will enjoy this book.
aheavers5 Stars Out Of 5Add this book to your collectionJune 13, 2018aheaversQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Francine Rivers writes in a way that is captivating. She makes the plot so intriguing that you can't put the book down. The Masterpiece was another great book! Up there with my favorites from her. I highly recommend this book. Great message, easy fun read.
Clare5 Stars Out Of 5the masterpieceJune 4, 2018ClareQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0read it very slow as not to finish it too quickly. found myself placing the book down often to pray. appreciated all the reminders to trust our sovereign God in our daily lives and fear not because of His everlasting presence. Mrs Rivers is an outstanding author who brings her stories into my home and heart.
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A storytelling masterpieceMay 28, 2018KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book consumed me. It took over my life and my thoughts and even my dreams for the three days I lived within its pages. My heart was wrung out and stomped on and then pieced back together one glorious bit at a time. What an outstanding testimony of grace! Yes, it's really that simple...and that complicated.
Rivers celebrates God's ardent pursuit of His children. No matter what. No matter where. No matter how many times we mess up. He. Is. There. Constant and loving. Always forgiving. I mean, I knew that...but I don't think I really knew it this completely until I lived life with Roman and Grace. What a witness for redemption and an encouragement to Christian readers. Because we're not perfect. Gasp! We mess up royally. Multiple times. Even when we know better. But Jesus is waiting anyway. This is something Grace knows and Roman has yet to learn at the beginning to their story.
And what a story! Complex and challenging! Roman is horrid when we first meet him, but the author is very clever about slowly revealing a backstory that explains so much and made me open my heart up to him a little more with every page turn. And Grace, struggling to make a new life after her old one crashed and burned.These two have heartbreaking childhood histories that have shaped them as adults. And oh how they clash! So many charged scenes when one unwittingly triggers the other. And heartfelt discussions -- some of the best being when Grace witnesses to Roman and he's not having any of it. But she plants the seed and in spite of himself it flourishes. There are two love stories here -- one between a man and a woman and another between a man and God.
Honestly, I'm breathless at the depth and breadth of their story. Beautifully written and backed with live-out-loud secondary characters that made this an even more delightful read. And the details -- so many exquisite pieces all deftly woven into this masterpiece! The luxurious length -- 458 pages -- is an added blessing....though I honestly couldn't get enough of Roman and Grace! My first Francine Rivers...what on earth have I been waiting for?!