"A probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece."
I finished this book in two days. I'm pretty sure that's the fastest I have ever read a book. When I found out Francine Rivers was coming out with a new book, I immediately put one on order for myself and impatiently waited to devour it. Each book of hers that I've read is best described as a vortex: I get sucked in, and I don't come out until I'm done reading. I didn't do anything for two days but read her book and get swept away by another incredible story.
The Masterpiece follows Roman Velasco; a tortured artist who appears to have everything. Money, fame, and women. Only Grace Moore, his newly hired (and sort of reluctant) personal assistant knows how little he truly has. The demons that haunt Roman echo throughout his mansion, and to deal with them he disguises himself and becomes the Bird - a graffiti tag artist; an alter ego that could destroy everything Roman has built for himself and land him in prison.
Like Roman, Grace has secrets of her own. After a disastrous marriage threw her life completely off-course, Grace vowed never to let love steal her dreams again. But as she slowly begins to get to know Roman, the pieces of both their jagged pasts slowly begin to fit them together.
This story broke my heart. Shattered it. I found myself weeping at times. And let me tell ya... that doesn't happen often. Francine Rivers knows how to tug at heart strings, and is very good at it. She so brilliantly brings in the gospel in such a beautiful, unique way every time she writes a book. If you loved her books Redeeming Love and Bridge to Haven, you have to pick this book up. I promise you, you won't be sorry.
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