Francine Rivers’ NYT Bestseller The Masterpiece features a successful LA artist, Roman Velasco, who appears to have everything he could possibly want—money, women, fame. Still, he wrestles with demons from his past by tagging buildings as “the Bird,” a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist—an alter ego that could destroy his career… Then Grace Moore, his new and reluctant personal assistant, shows up on his doorstep, setting in motion a chain of events that will change both their lives forever.
In the process of writing The Masterpiece, Francine came across the work of Cameron Moberg, a renowned LA graffiti artist who has little in common with her character Roman other than his love for and skill with spray paint. The artwork featured on the cover of Francine’s book is from one of Cameron’s graffiti works located in San Francisco called “Time Flies.” Cameron was gracious enough to meet with Francine so she could do a little research and sharpen her painting talents with a few graffiti lessons.
The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers
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.