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Summary

Best-selling author Francine Rivers returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story.  

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.  

©2018 Francine Rivers (P)2018 Recorded Books, Inc.

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Hope for lives traumatised by violence and the care system

The Masterpiece portrays the journey from trauma and violence to
Hope. The reality of fear and shame, chains that shape a life and the reality of the power of love strong enough to break those chains offering a life of Hope and Peace. A well written book from the heart to the heart, this book talks honestly about pain, justice and restoration. It often reduced me to tears. I loved it.

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Christian Propaganda

Beware - Do not read unless you wish to be endlessly berated about demons and that you and all good caring people will be tortured for all eternity if they don't follow 'Jesus'.
It says a lot about this 'christian' author that she is prepared to lie on the resume (not one mention of christianity) and fraudulenty take peoples money. Ms Rivers if you believe in this stuff, have the bravery to let people know what you are foisting on them - lying is supposed to be a sin

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A treat from a master storyteller

I was captivated by the story and thoroughly enjoyed it. Francine Rivers is a gifted storyteller, I can't get enough of her books.

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love

such a complex subject - Love. This beautiful in the love for two individuals and Gods live for each of them. Uplifting story which I couldn't put down or should I say pause!

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Great masterpiece

Another great story about Gods redemption plan and how he uses the past to create a new future. Beauty from ashes. In everything his work is at hand.
The only point and spoiler alert I have to make, is at the end there are still open questions and one of them is, the confirmation of who the father of Samuel. If this question was revealed clearly that that would have completed everything, instead it’s an open question 😌

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Love love

I love this book and learnt a lot from it and I could see myself relate to it.

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A true Masterpiece!

This work is aptly titled. Lovely.
The heart-wrenching and heart-warming story vividly comes to life through delightful writing and performance.

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A touching story

Another great Francine Rivers book about the power of redemption and love. I really enjoyed it.

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Stunning!!

Loved the narration. What a beautiful story of amazing grace, God's unfailing love. We live in an evil world but God works it for His good

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super good

It is a very very good and inspiring book.
Will definitely recommend it to everyone!

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  • 17-08-18

Excellent!

Francine Rivers is an amazing writer. What an amazing book this was. The narrator sounded mechanical at times, but her voice was still soothing! A great listen.

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  • Colleen Fourie
  • 17-04-21

a masterpiece

a long story that kept met spellbound from beginning to end. A reminder how God can create miracles in any life

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 27-10-20

I loved it! Couldn't stop listening.

I loved the story. Very refreshing and unique. Couldn't stop listening. Well read and narrated. Felt like I was there.

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  • Elspeth
  • 19-10-20

Superb

I loved the spiritual applications molded into a story about real people with real issues that needed rescuing.......by Jesus !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-10-19

Amacing

Loved it. it was an amazing story. loved listening to it. Christian based story. Great

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  • Petro van Vuuren
  • 19-07-19

Heartwarming

Francine Rivers outdid herself in the lines of this novel.

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.
Thank you Father for your love

Susan Bennett you are a wonderful narrator

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  • 05-05-19

Great book

Excellent book with valuable Christian life lessons. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

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  • 30-03-19

Long drives

Couldn't wait to take a long drive to listen to the story
Captivating and inspired