There are many skeletons in these closets.
Grace only wants a good job and a safe place to raise her son. With the same intensity, Roman desperately wants a person that helps him organize his very disastrous life, so he can focus on his art.
When they meet, they instantly recognize how they can help each other, little do they know that, in front of them, there is a person that will encourage them to trust again.MY REVIEW
As Adele would say, reading a new book by Francine Rivers feels like home. “It’s like a dream come true.”
“The Masterpiece” has her footprint in every page. The well-developed concept of the book, the complexity of each character, and the message of redemption going through the story are very distinctive in her writing, and we can see all of that in this book as well.
Grace seems to be perfect in the midst of all her imperfection, as usually happens with the main female characters this author creates. However, it was nice to learn her background with all her disappointments, victories, fears, and mistakes. That helped me understand better some of the decisions she made.
Roman found a soft spot in my heart. His past, which led him to so much brokenness, made me feel empathy for him, and sorry for all what he had to go through. One way or another we are the result of things that have happened to us, but fortunately we belong to a good God that can always put together all our broken parts.
This book is so well-written that it was easy for me to feel for Roman and Grace. I could connect with them after getting to know them better through their memories. Even though the first few chapters didn’t draw me into the story, I learned to enjoy their journey as I kept reading.
It’s always good to have Francine Rivers back. I really liked this book.
**I received a copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own**FAVORITE QUOTES
+ “The longer you stay away, the more excuses keep you away.”
+ “He’s an idiot, but then most men are, where women are concerned.”
+ “It’s the journey people want to read about.”
+ “Love is worth it, Bobby Ray. It’s the best part of being human.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers continues to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her numerous bestsellers include Redeeming Love, A Voice in the Wind, and Bridge to Haven, and her work has been translated into more than thirty different languages. She is a member of Romance Writers of America’s coveted Hall of Fame as well as a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).