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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Peretti is no one new to complex and difficult plots. She went quietly, her body still, and Dane was at her bedside to see her go.

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As she is leaning against frannk tree, eating her chicken basket, something strange occurs. 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.

Photograph by Russ Harrington. Time Travel 1 6 Jun 29, Mandy was the only one I cared about. I want to draw your attention to the latest book I read of Frank Peretti, namely …more I’m all for it. Mar 27, Starr rated it it was amazing.

While working at a local ski factory, he began writing This Present Darkness, the book that would catapult him into the public eye.

Religion Book Review: Illusion by Frank Peretti. Howard, $ (p) ISBN

Everything has changed and she finds herself sitting by the tree dressed only in a hospital gown. They’re also a world-renowned magical act of 40 years conveniently the duration of their marriage. Not only do I enjoy his books, but the man himself comes across as very humble, very likeable.

It hurt to sit in the wheelchair; it hurt more to walk.

Are Mandy’s inexplicable illusions more than simply illusions? If you like a good sci-fi book then you should check this one out. Mandy is adorably charming–you’ll love her right off the bat.


There is such a wonderful love story laced throughout the novel. Apr 04, Cydnie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just posted my full review at teGeorge.

The opinion expressed here is my own. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are my own. Add to Cart Add to Cart. The main characters, Dane and Mandy, were clearly Christian. He could perrtti place the breath behind the words. Back in time, we encounter a nineteen year old Mandy, perethi the local state fair.

Illusion is a all love story, and it’s told in a beautiful, magical way pun totally intended! I loved this story, especially the discovery and explanation of what was going on.


Okay… moving on… Illusion is not your typical Peretti book, and for me that makes it even better. It is then she realizes she has unusual powers and is drawn back into the world of magic where she feels she has lived a life before.

I highly recommend this book to those tried and true fans of Peretti as well as to those that have never cracked open one of his books. Her efforts are to no avail. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices.

More books from this author: Peretti does seem to have one problem that shows up in most of his books even the one I think peertti as a favorite. Actually the whole story with the time machine and everything was horrible. What matters are the two main characters and how they hope against hope Illusion is the first novel I ever wrote a review for after reading less than pages. Mar 03, Heidi rated it liked it. Frank Peretti has crafted a rich, rewarding story of love and life, loss and restoration, full of twists and mystery.

However, I did get something out of it, and that’s the belief that I can write better than this. In fact, after I had read the first 20 chapters and they were a little slow moving, I started to get scared that not only was this story not going to be typical Peretti, but would be a total departure from what he normally writes. The Visitation This one other than the Visitation is the one I’ve liked best.


Not because you are finished but because it was that good and you want to read it again. May 11, James Fehr rated it liked it. Alone in a strange world, she uses her mysterious powers to eke out a living, performing magic on the streets and in a quaint coffee shop. But their love isn’t to last Disorientated and feeling lost and wearing only a hospital gown, she struggles with reality until she is picked up by concerned citizens at illusiion fair who turn her over to the police.

It happened more quickly than anyone expected. The sci-fi illysion was interesting and even a little thought-provoking, but in the end, it was not as deep as I was hoping for, and not all of the loopholes were closed to my satisfaction. In short, there’s a lot of filler.

Too much of this book perettti written like a screenplay instead of a novel. And like other Peretti fans, I have long awaited new material from him. And the random inclusions of cheesy faith were annoying from someone who usually handles faith so much more believably. The thousands of doves that carried Mandy to safety, her remembering her past, it was all so much!

Kessler that due to his post traumatic stress disorder after losing his wife, and being on strong pain medications and muscle relaxers, he should call her if he should find himself thinking he has seen his wife.