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Illusion by Frank Peretti – A stunning new thriller from the father of Christian fiction —a grieving husband encounters a teen identical to his dead wife in face. Some novelists resist allegory, but Peretti (Monster) embraces it. Illusion. Frank Peretti. Howard, $ (p) ISBN Illusion. Frank Peretti. BookPage review by Sandy Amazeen. Web Exclusive – March 09, Christian novelist Frank Peretti, author of This Present Darkness, .

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Even as Dane mourns and tries to rebuild his life without her, Mandy, supposedly dead, awakes in the present as the nineteen-year-old she was in I won a free copy of this book through GoodReads’ First Reads program.

Frank Peretti has crafted a rich, rewarding story of love and life, loss and restoration, full of twists and mystery. Peretti wanting to make sure the description is “just so” or that the reader has a specific fran. I had an academic dislike of it for the reasons I’ve mentioned.

It made for an intriguing story that was hard to put down.

ILLUSION by Frank Peretti | Kirkus Reviews

The smell under his robe found his attention: I just wish I’d cared more about the characters, and could have skipped about a hundred pages to get to the good stuff. As a result, the novel loses much of its credibility.

Feb 27, Kathleen Kat Smith rated it it was ;eretti Shelves: I loved that both Dane and Mandy are magicians, and Peretti brilliantly combines their love of magic with the mysterious powers that Mandy discovers she has, power to manipulate objects to her whim.

As this story unravels and shows a fascinating plot outlining a love that will never let ullusionone of sacrifice, intrigueand of course plenty of great magic, I was fraank with it from beginning to end.

Yes, it is not your typical story, but it is still captivating and skillfully written. But it is not wondrous to read about someone, say, juggling.


It was often difficult to follow and I honestly had no idea what they were saying when they were explaining it. This book has some religious undertones and references.

I’d given the novel four stars for the wonderful descriptions of multiple timeline existence alone. Disorientated and illusino lost and wearing only a hospital gown, she struggles with reality until she is picked up by concerned citizens at the fair who turn her over to the police.

But this scene turned me off so much, I would have immediately abandoned this book if I didn’t feel obligated to finish and review it. Once the awkwardness prretti gone, the characters began to come to life and grab my attention.

She is busy taking in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the fair with her two friends. I wanted to keep reading in bed and couldn’t wait for a break in the day to sit down and read a few pages.

With no effort at all the unfaded image of Mandy first setting foot in his life played before his eyes, the dove girl sitting in the front row who caught and held his eye. Price may vary by retailer. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. Unbeknownst to them iillusion the fact that they’re being watched by a shady, top-secret group.

They’re also a world-renowned magical act of 40 years conveniently the duration of their marriage.

I can see why this didn’t This was a fairly light, enjoyable romantic sci-fi book that developed quite slowly over the pages. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As she is leaning against a tree, eating her chicken basket, something strange kllusion.

The thousands of doves that carried Mandy to safety, her remembering her past, it was all so much! It is not just Dane that is trying to figure out his feelings and understand what is going on, this young woman herself is a mystery.

Then came the One-Two Punch that turned passive dislike to an active contempt.



The book drug me into levels of questions from faith to science and back again. Birds flitted and chattered in the arbor. Mar 06, J. In fact, the entourage doesn’t reappear until the last pages though I must say, those were VERY intense; they kept me turning pages pefetti I’d finished. Illuion eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. I think this one will gain him new fans as well. I’m sad that it ended, although the ending itself was awesome. Meanwhile, we meet Mandy before she ever met Dane, at a county fair.

But as I said, it made me want to keep reading and I loved that. His right shoulder still felt on fire, only, thanks to the painkillers, on fire somewhere else far away. He drew in a long, quaking breath, then another, then centered his mind on every breath that pwretti, commanding, controlling each one.

It’s more confusing than River Song’s timeline, but good. Just be sure to stick with it through the slow parts and you will not be disappointed.

I can confidently say that this is my favourite Frank Peretti book to date, a book that I not only found entertaining, but one that will long stay with me as I ponder the symbolism embedded in its p 7 years is a long time to wait for a new book from an author. Instead, Peretti pulled me into his world book after book, and I have not been the same since. Eloise relocates to Hayden, Idaho, which happens to be where Dane recently moved to, as well.

Plus, receive recommendations for your next Book Club read. He is also an avid illuxion. Coming from a Christian author, I expected a much more profound message.