The Masterpiece

The Masterpiece

New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story, a probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece. A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want?money, women, fame. Only Grace Moor New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive ...

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Title:The Masterpiece
Author:Francine Rivers
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Genres:Christian Fiction
ISBN:1496407903
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:512 pages pages

The Masterpiece Reviews

  • Melissa
    Jul 05, 2017
    4.5 stars--Top Pick The long wait between Francine Rivers' novels is well worth it when the final page of this book is turned. Richly detailed characters with traumatic pasts are woven together with Biblical truths and redemptive themes. On the surface, this seems like a very basic ro...
  • Heather
    Jul 14, 2018
    Where do I even begin? There are many many issues with this book. They fall into two loose categories: mechanical and theological. I?ll begin with mechanical: I understand that, as a novelist myself, I can be critical when it comes to storytelling. That said, I don?t believe I?...
  • Ellen B.
    Jan 17, 2018
    I must confess, I was a little bit apprehensive about reading this book once I found out the author was a born again Christian. After the first 30 pages I was sucked in. The main characters are so well developed and their stories compelling. I couldn?t put the book down. The religiou...
  • Vannetta Chapman
    Mar 15, 2018
    This is only my second book to read by Francine Rivers. I very much enjoyed the unique story line. Interestingly enough, it was the back story of the hero that I found most compelling. I also liked how the problems weren't resolved instantly--both characters were a "work in progress," ...
  • Robin Hatcher
    Mar 31, 2018
    I wish I could give this book a higher rating than 5 stars. It's amazing. My heart was broken and stirred so many times throughout my reading. I was reminded again and again of the ways God has moved in my life. I read as fast as possible to reach the end, and now I am already missing ...
  • Heidi
    Feb 04, 2018
    Grace Moore is a young woman with a young baby, Samuel and recently divorced. She was going to have Samuel adopted because she couldn't provide for him. However, when she held Samuel in her arms she couldn't let him go. I was shocked to see the Garcia family that was going to adopt Sam...
  • Ariel
    Feb 17, 2018
    I don't read a lot of Christian Fiction. It tends to be sappy or preachy. A Francine Rivers novel is anything but. It manages to distill a Christian message into one that can be applied to anyone's life. Redeeming Love remains one of the best books I have ever read, Christian or not. I...
  • Carrie Turansky
    Apr 07, 2018
    I listened to the audio version of The Materpiece and I truly enjoyed the story. Francine Rivers did an excellent job creating the characters and designing plot as well as weaving in a very meaningful spiritual message. Very well done and highly recommended. ...
  • Joleen
    May 17, 2018
    The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers Genre: Christian Fiction Format: Kindle Timeframe: Present day Location: Los Angeles Characters: Roman Velasco : Graffiti artist Grace Moore: Single mom Two voices: Grace and Roman. Grace is a single, 20-something, Christian mom whose ...
  • Jerry
    Jun 13, 2018
    This book took me a while to read...but it was worth it! A touching story of overcoming adversity. ...
  • Marnie  Krüger
    Mar 16, 2018
    For we are God?s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago (Ephesians 2:10). First Sentence: Roman Velasco climbed the fire escape and swung over the wall onto the flat roof. I'm always in awe when I see how...
  • Martha
    Apr 19, 2018
    I read this book last Friday and I cannot stop thinking about it. In fact, I have likely referenced it several times this last week. The storyline, while nothing unique, brings completely flawed characters that judge one another as being something they are not in the beginning. I l...
  • Jamie
    Feb 23, 2018
    2.5 While I really did want to love Francine River?s latest, like I have so many of her other books, this one fell flat for me. I was intrigued by the idea and the characters, but there were a few other things that made it hard for me to love this one. I thought there were some ...
  • Elizabeth
    May 15, 2018
    Nope. Can?t do it. Francine Rivers used to be the only Christian fiction writer I could tolerate (LOVED her Mark of the Lion series) but I haven?t enjoyed her last few books and this one is no exception. Firstly, it?s ridiculously predictable. Troubled unbeliever artist with a pa...
  • Doretha
    Nov 28, 2017
    I translated this book into Afrikaans and what a privilege it has been. Another fantastic book by one of my favorite authors. Loved the honesty of the characters' struggles and seeing that dependence on God alone will always lead to the blessings He has for us. ...
  • Staci
    Feb 18, 2018
    I was hesitant to read The Masterpiece after being disappointed in A Bridge to Haven. I have very much enjoyed Francine River?s other novels so decided to try her latest release. The story of two adults from difficult childhoods was certainly compelling. I felt my heart breaking f...
  • Brittany
    Mar 12, 2018
    After reading quite a few rave reviews about The Masterpiece, I decided to request it at my local library and give it a go. I am so glad that I did! This book was really large physically and was actually quite a long story at 484 pages in my library copy. Well, I devoured it in one wee...
  • Amanda Geaney (Christian Shelf-Esteem)
    Mar 30, 2018
    One day I was praising the author on Twitter for so clearly explaining the depravity of man and Christ's propitiation for our sin. The next day, I had to withdraw my comment due to the shaky theology I was encountering. 1. These characters are constantly speaking to God and hearing ...
  • Carla Corinne
    Feb 11, 2018
    Not my favorite Francine Rivers book. And maybe it's not entirely the books fault. I would categorize this book as a romance, and I'm not usually into romances. Not enough of an interesting plot for me. This is the story of Roman Velasco, a temperamental bad-boy artist with a tragi...
  • Jennifer
    Mar 03, 2018
    5 wonderful stars for this one! It?s been 4 yrs since I?ve read a Francine Rivers novel and I have really missed her writing. This was sooooo good. I felt like she was telling my story. My childhood was filled with drugs, alcohol, physical and mental abuse. My testimony was sim...
  • *TANYA*
    Apr 15, 2018
    I want to rant and rave about how fantastic this book is, but the right words fail me. It was endearing, realistic, sweet, heart wrenching, and so emotional. Truly a masterpiece, best book I?ve read all year. ...
  • Linda Klager
    May 03, 2018
    What a wonderful book! Francine Rivers is an excellent writer. The cover of the book was very intriguing to me. In the back of the book is an explanation of how this cover came to be. The events in this story were very current to the times today. The two main characters, Roman and G...
  • Dana Michael
    Feb 23, 2018
    500 Pages of a Masterpiece Wow! I am speechless. I have no words to describe how I feel. I just finished this amazing book and can say this is one of the best books I have ever read. I never once wanted to put this book down. I was hooked from page one. This story tells of two peopl...
  • Natacha Ramos
    Feb 23, 2018
    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 throug...
  • Maddy
    Jul 23, 2018
    This was beautiful. ...
  • Molly Cafinated Reads Jaber
    Feb 06, 2018
    I've only read Redeeming Love and the Marta's Legacy books by Ms. Rivers. Her work is amazing with those books. They have all the feels within them and just make you want to come back for more. So, when I saw she was releasing The Masterpiece, I didn't pass on it. I was anxious to be t...
  • Nicole Burrell
    Nov 05, 2017
    Boys meets girl. They fall in love and live happily ever after. So simple, right? Not if Francine Rivers has anything to say about it! For years, Rivers has faithfully produced stories that tug at our heartstrings...works like ?A Voice in the Wind? and ?When the Shofar Blew?...
  • Hayden L
    Mar 19, 2018
    1st half, 1 star. 2nd half, 2.5 stars I am not necessarily a Francine Rivers fan so I am in the minority here. I have only read one other book (Redeeming Love, 4 stars), but after this PG soap opera, I may not pick up any of her titles ever again. The melodramatic style is not for me....
  • Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
    Jan 28, 2018
    I am still in a book fog after reading The Masterpiece. It was such a moving love story and Rivers has really done her research on art part of the book. She tells about that at the end of the book. The characters were strong and the storyline remarkable. I loved the way it all turns...
  • Ashley (5171MilesBooks)
    Jan 27, 2018
    Read this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog. Thank you to Tyndale Publishing for their kindness in allowing me to read and review an advanced copy of The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers. Francine Rivers is a legend in Women's Christian Fiction. Her book Redeeming Love ...