Have you ever read a book that stays with you for a long while? Those books whose characters are so real you want to stay in their story for a long time. It will be weeks before I can pick up another book.
I know when I read any books by Francine Rivers; I meet deep characters that are well crafted. Every story is a careful work, researched and built with smooth transitions.
Rivers has a heart for the underdog and shows redemption of the characters by Jesus Christ. That is the best part.
This is not ‘fluff ‘ Christian fiction here, this is life change. You fall in love with her characters so much that you wish they were real, and could sit and have coffee with them and hear how Christ changed them.
Broken people want to hide their past, and not deal with it. They hurt and are afraid to love or trust others. Rivers knows that there are multitudes of broken ones out there that need help and don’t seek it. When God heals hearts in miraculous ways, it fills you with hope.
Grace Moore steels herself against her past and will only take her problems to God and a few women friends at church. When she loses her job, she must take chances to support her and her son.
Roman Velasco has his own frightful past and paints graffiti on his studio walls to express his pain. His gallery art is a different story. He hides too; it’s easier not to be involved with anyone.
Against her own wishes, Grace takes a job as personal assistant for Mr. Velasco and learns to deal with his demons, as well as her own past.
The relationships in this book are rich. The believers in this story are not perfect by any means, which makes this story so real. We are redeemed with a love far beyond our imagining, and we the broken learn to give back because of it.
If you have never read Francine Rivers, pick up this book and become immersed in the lives of life-like people. I highly recommend this book.