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 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.
Wow. What can I say? This book is a masterpiece.
I honestly, haven’t read very many books by Francine, but I have read a few. So when I saw this one my jaw dropped. I could review Francine’s newest book? Uh, yes please.
Francine’s writing is real, even raw at times. When we are in the point of view of a non-believer she writes how a non-believer would think and it isn’t very nice, but it is very real. Roman is a tough one. He isn’t even very likable at first but as we start to see his brokenness things become much more clear.
Grace is a sweetie, but with a broken past of her own. We are let in on some of that early on but other parts are slowly revealed.
Even though this book is (very) long it is never boring. I couldn’t wait to get back to it and see what would happen next. Francine Rivers fans will be overjoyed with this newest release and if you haven’t read anything by Francine why wait any longer?
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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own.