Demonstrates that you cannot judge every "book" by its cover (pun intended). Since Redeeming Love, Francine has published numerous bestselling novels with Christian themes—including The Masterpiece, Bridge to Haven, and A Voice in the Wind —and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the world. Please try again. Another book from Francine Rivers like this, that’s what! deftly threads Roman’s and Grace’s lives together as they tiptoe around their emotional scars, eventually shifting into a dance of tentative steps toward a love neither can resist. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. What more can you ask for? Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! The style Francine uses to go back and forth in time during the first third of the book is not typical of her style. For the modern day Believer, Unbeliever, those set free and those still bound, there's Hope. WOW another fantastic read from Francine Rivers! Wonderful book about love, forgiveness and redemption. Anyway, this story is fresh, romantic, spiritual, and convicting. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Every character so real and deep. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 10, 2018. A skilfully woven tale of two lives so flagrantly different, what could they have in common? From the beginning this story of broken children, becoming broken young adults, caught my attention. Highly recommended to add to her previous triumphs with another 5 stars. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. It matters not what you've done. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 26, 2018. Other characters in the story also have interesting things happen as a result of their choices. Description: Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2018] Identifiers: LCCN 2017033594| ISBN 9781496407900 (hardcover) Subjects: | GSAFD: Christian fiction. Which one are you? Everyone who reads this book will clearly see how to have ultimate, lasting fulfillment and purpose in their life. Grace has overcome too much in her life: she has survived her parents’ violent deaths; she has given up her own studies to support her husband through college only to find him cheating on her in their own house; and she has transcended the shock of an unplanned pregnancy. No disappointment in The Masterpiece. Francine Rivers' creation is truly a masterpiece. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Francine Rivers is my favorite author by far so I hate giving a bad review. Noah Primeval (Chronicles of the Nephilim Book 1), Love, Second Time Around: Large Print Edition (Summerfield Large Print) (Volume 1). I would encourage readers to look at what the bible actually says about this. The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers has been reviewed by Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting magazine. I could not put it down. The base story is of two people with devastating childhoods finding God's perfect plans for their lives, and how they affected each other in unbelievable ways. Recent Blog Posts. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, A Lineage of Grace: Biblical Stories of 5 Women in the Lineage of Jesus - Tamar, Rahab, Ruth…, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Because this tactic is overused, the book failed to surprise me and excite until well into it. Francine's books always take you straight into suspence, but this one, though good, falls short of this standard. This could well be a reader's life in writing. Rivers is a gifted writer that tells storied in such a way as to allow the reader to know each character. Roman Velasco is an artist who has his own studio, rising prestige, and large commissions—yet he keeps secret his life as the Bird, a renowned and elusive graffiti artist. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. I struggled to keep reading, until it started maintaining the usual style. Names: Rivers, Francine, date- author. She is best known for her inspirational novel Redeeming Love, while another novel, The Last Sin Eater, received its own film adaptation released in 2007 by Fox Faith. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 A great story though all in all. Through it all, Jesus has stood by her, even appearing as an angel to comfort her when she was a grieving 7-year-old trying to find a way to endure. As usual with Francine River's wonderful novels I end up burning the midnight oil and The Masterpiece did not disappoint. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Please try your request again later. Highly recommended to add to her previous triumphs with another 5 stars. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Everyone who reads this book will clearly see how to have ultimate, lasting fulfillment and purpose in their life. Good but not the typical Francine Rivers hit, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 2, 2018. The storyline is realistic and not predictable. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time (and I read about two book a week). No ratings or reviews yet. You have to read between the lines. I look forward to the next one. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 13, 2020. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? The prayers from the characters throughout the chapters became my own. The Masterpiece A New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller“This character-driven romance will enthrall [Rivers’s] many fans.” —Library JournalThe New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love 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 … The characters are well-developed. I have always loved Ms. Rivers' writing. However it all came together nicely at the end like a masterpiece. Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2018. Through it all, Jesus has stood by her, even appearing as an angel to comfort her when she was a grieving 7-year-old trying to find a way to endure. The prayers from the characters throughout the chapters became my own. Tall, athletic and shy, Isaiah can’t talk to beautiful women. This is Mrs. Rivers' best work - a true Masterpiece. The Masterpiece Francine Rivers. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. Ephesians 2v2, Ephesians 6v12, Revelation 20, Luke 8v31. I wasn’t so keen with the beginning of the story because it was hard to see where it was going. The characters are well-developed. If you haven't read a good book in a long time, this is the one. The Challenges of a New Normal Last year, 2020, was an historic year for all of us with challenges beyond our expectations. My best read for ages, Francine doesn't lose her impeccable reputation. It takes pages before it takes you on board. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Please try again. That said, they do aim to deceive as many people as possible so they will share their ultimate fate, but I just felt this needed to be noted. At times, I experience anger from the residue of my past decisions, choices, actions, guilt, regret. Introduction. Because this tactic is overused, the book failed to surprise me and excite until well into it. The Masterpiece: A Novel ... 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. Title: The Masterpiece, Hardcover By: Francine Rivers Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 496 Vendor: Tyndale House Publication Date: 2018: Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches) Weight: 1 pound 10 ounces ISBN: 1496407903 ISBN-13: 9781496407900 Stock No: WW407900 A great story though all in all. It takes pages before it takes you on board. Mine or yours. Forgive and move on. Her Mother’s Hope: Marta’s Legacy Series Book 1 (A Gripping Historical Christian Fiction Family Saga from the 1900s to the 1950s), The Atonement Child: A Novel (A Heart-Wrenching but Uplifting Contemporary Christian Fiction Novel). Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2018. Unable to add item to List. That said, they do aim to deceive as many people as possible so they will share their ultimate fate, but I just felt this needed to be noted. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The Masterpiece An unexpected and redemptive love story that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Masterpiece. I, too, come from a blemished past. This was a refreshing novel that many can relate to through any of the characters. My only slight gripe was the fairly common misunderstanding in the church between Hades and Hell. After all, he’s used to easy women and commitment-free interludes. 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. 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I have always loved Ms. Rivers' writing. I enjoyed getting to know Grace and Roman in their life battles and to know God is always there whenever we need Him between the covers of this book lies the story of love, hate, forgiveness and most of all God. I would encourage readers to look at what the bible actually says about this. Please try again. For the modern day Believer, Unbeliever, those set free and those still bound, there's Hope. Does this book contain inappropriate content? The Masterpiece [Francine Rivers] on Amazon.com. Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2018. I realise there are people who have had certain "experiences", but we are called to test what we hear and I have yet to find a bible verse that says demons and the devil have dominion in hell. I can’t get enough. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 14, 2019. So many people have lost jobs, homes, property. Forgive and move on. November 10, 2017 by Francine Rivers There have only been two times in my writing life when I have known the title of a book before I started writing: And the Shofar Blew and The Masterpiece. Buy this book. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. deftly threads Roman’s and Grace’s lives together as they tiptoe around their emotional scars, eventually shifting into a dance of tentative steps toward a love neither can resist. Read it today! Christian novelist Rivers (Earth Psalms, 2016, etc.) item 7 Masterpiece, Paperback by Rivers, Francine, Brand New, Free shipping in the US - Masterpiece, Paperback by Rivers, Francine, Brand New, Free shipping in the US. Francine River's creation is truly a masterpiece. A skilfully woven tale of two lives so flagrantly different, what could they have in common? These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. It matters not what you've done. What is the best answer there? Every character so real and deep. There was something different about this novel. Bestseller Rivers (Redeeming Love) brings unexpected faith to a fictionalized Banksy character in this ambitious novel. -- Kirkus Reviews. I laughed, I cried, I treated people better, I loved Jesus more, I absolutely love filling my head with this kind of past time reading. So when Grace accepts a job as the temperamental Roman’s personal assistant, complete with a cottage to herself ―a cottage where she can start to separate from Selah and her family, where she can build a life for herself and Samuel ―it’s a dream come true. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 26, 2018. This is Mrs. Rivers' best work - a true Masterpiece. If He saved me from my past, He can save you too. There were things that I hadn't figured out until the end. It shows that we make mistakes as human but Go’s is always read6 to pick us up if we let Him and that sometimes it might take a tragedy for us to listen. There is a wide range of characters - each with their own purpose. There is no attempt to frilly them up or become too religious and not face the harsh and often brutal challenges experienced by many in this fallen world. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. What I love about her novels is that they have substance, show the way of salvation and give hope, while she masterfully and cleverly creates a story line that makes her work one that you don’t want to put down. has been added to your Cart. / Heidi Erickson. Well, I did have things I had to do in between, like work. If He saved me from my past, He can save you too. Unable to add item to List. Learn more about the program. Fans of Christian romance will delight in this tale of salvation through love. Roman’s rough language and atheism, however, trouble Grace, just as Grace’s spirituality and privacy trouble Roman. Love. WOW another fantastic read from Francine Rivers! Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2018. As usual with Francine River's wonderful novels I end up burning the midnight oil and The Masterpiece did not disappoint. A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want--money, women, fame. So all my chores got done today (weds) after getting the book Saturday at 8 pm. In the case of the first, I had no idea what a shofar was or how it would play out in a story. Excellent job, Mrs. Rivers! For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions. Another book from Francine Rivers like this, that’s what! I didn’t have any characters speaking to me. Plot Summary Modern artist Roman Velasco is haunted by the events of his past — growing up in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. Grace has overcome too much in her life: she has survived her parents’ violent deaths; she has given up her own studies to support her husband through college only to find him cheating on her in their own house; and she has transcended the shock of an unplanned pregnancy. As a Christian woman, in my own personal hell that I went through, God revealed things to me that I needed to lay at His feet and learn to forgive myself because He forgave me. Narrated by Susan Bennett. If you love 1940s cinema, discover this humorous novel about a quirky group of nuns who join the French Resistance during WWII. The Christian aspect of the book is well-balanced and not preachy. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Christian novelist Rivers (Earth Psalms, 2016, etc.) Mine or yours. Watching the way God wove theses characters lives together gives me hope and reminded me to … Get instant access to all your favorite books. This was a refreshing novel that many can relate to through any of the characters. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Other characters in the story also have interesting things happen as a result of their choices. Watching the way God wove these characters lives together gives me hope and reminded me to always look at others perspectives. New York Times best-selling 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. What is the best answer there? (Kirkus Reviews). Mark of the Lion Gift Collection: Gift Collection: Complete 3-Book Set (A Voice in the Wind, An Echo in the Darkness, As Sure as the Dawn) Christian Historical Fiction Novels Set in 1st Century Rome, Her Daughter's Dream: Marta’s Legacy Series Book 2 (A Gripping Historical Christian Fiction Family Saga from the 1900s to the 1950s) (Marta's Legacy). I laughed, I cried, I treated people better, I loved Jesus more, I absolutely love filling my head with this kind of past time reading. Love. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. I could not put it down. Free shipping. Listen online or offline with Android, iOS, web, Chromecast, and Google Assistant. As a Christian woman, in my own personal hell that I went through, God revealed things to me that I needed to lay at His feet and learn to forgive myself because He forgave me. “All I can tell you is faith is just the beginning of a long, difficult journey.” ― Francine Rivers, The … From the beginning this story of broken children, becoming broken young adults, caught my attention. The style Francine uses to go back and forth in time during the first third of the book is not typical of her style. 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. The base story is of two people with devastating childhoods finding God's perfect plans for their lives, and how they affected each other in unbelievable ways. February 05, 2018. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.). Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2018. What more can you ask for? There was a problem loading your book clubs. It is neither too light nor heavy handed, but it is realistic and powerful. I could not put it down. There were things that I hadn't figured out until the end. There was something different about this novel. 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 … Something went wrong. It is neither too light nor heavy handed, but it is realistic and powerful. Demonstrates that you cannot judges every "book" by its cover (pun intended). Francine Rivers is my favorite author by far so I hate giving a bad review. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. This is Mrs. Rivers' best work - a true Masterpiece. Book Review: The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers. I, too, come from a blemished past. Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2018. The synopsis on the back of the book: A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want―money, women, fame. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 14, 2019. This was a meaningful read! See All Books. What I love about her novels is that they have substance, show the way of salvation and give hope, while she masterfully and cleverly creates a story line that makes her work one that you don’t want to put down. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. He is reaching for you to come out! Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. However it all came together nicely at the end like a masterpiece. The storyline is realistic and not predictable. There is a wide range of characters - each with their own purpose. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Ms. Rivers' has writing down to an art form that you can't walk away from without being changed. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time (and I read about two book a week). Well, I did have things I had to do in between, like work. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. So when Grace accepts a job as the temperamental Roman’s personal assistant, complete with a cottage to herself ―a cottage where she can start to separate from Selah and her family, where she can build a life for herself and Samuel ―it’s a dream come true. Something went wrong. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. I wasn’t so keen with the beginning of the story because it was hard to see where it was going. 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Francine Sandra Rivers (born 1947) is an American author of fiction with Christian themes, including inspirational romance novels.Prior to becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, Rivers wrote historical romance novels.