Book Review: The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers


Wow. So this was a fairly thick book and despite my interest in it, it took a very long time before I was able to push aside time to devote to it. Over 450 pages is a first in a long time for me.

The book intrigued me with what it offered: “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.”

The story flowed along well and perhaps I had too many times where I had to set the book down to deal with life. But, in the end, I enjoyed the story that was portrayed within the covers. There was darkness and then light, areas where I could relate to and then other’s where I felt myself stepping back and wondering, where on earth is she going with this book.

My overall feeling, is that the book is well worth a read to allow the reader an opportunity to come away with their own take away.

I received this book from Tyndale Publishers. All opinions of the book are my own.


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