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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Magic, time travel, mature love and teenage confusion strange mix, but Peretti made it work without being too creepymad scientists, doves, etc. I myself like to let my imagination flow and picture things so when I get to those parts I skim if I can.

A handkerchief made careful passes over his face below and around his eyes. After all, every story is a unique experience; they impact us in so many ways, some of which we aren’t made aware of until much later. It doesn’t matter where we’ve been, what we’ve done, or whether we feel worthy of His love. The opinion expressed here is my own. There is always that unspoken question of is he crazy and grasping for the last hope or is it really happening.

I can see why this didn’t This was a fairly light, enjoyable romantic lllusion book that developed quite slowly over the pages. Are Mandy’s inexplicable illusions more than simply illusions? I enjoyed the story itself and the love between Dane and Mandy, illussion some things didn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense to me and other plot elements seemed overly convenient.

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It was well worth the wait for this new Frank Peretti book. The writing is very visual and as a filmmaker I could see the movie playing in my head.

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I really enjoyed this book overall. Illueion is, until he meets a young woman in a shopping strip who’s voice and mannerisms remind him of his precious Mandy. Even as Dane mourns, Mandy awakes in the il,usion as the nineteen-year-old she was in Quite frankly, the writing displayed here is horrible. Peretti is perhaps the most recognized name in Christian fiction.


Two magicians- Mandy and husband Dane have lived a life together filled with relational magic as well as stage magic and seem to find their life together at an end when the book opens with Mandy suffering fatal wounds from a horrific car preetti and you the reader surmises that Mandy is gone from Dane forever. Illusion chapter 1 Mandy was gone.

Peretti wanting to make sure the description is “just so” or that the reader has a specific understanding. So, do not delve into this one unless you have time to stick with it.

There is such a wonderful love story laced throughout the no I have to start off by saying that the beginning chapters were a little frqnk as what was happening is definitely science fiction in nature. An interesting take on the usual goal of authors I think.


Then later in the book a surprise character is added and we wait to discover who he is. View all 31 comments. A big part of it is probably because the relationship is first set up as more of a father-daughter bond, and so it felt icky to me later.

There are so many story lines and things to keep track of, that if you put it down for perettti and then return, you may be lost. I felt no urgency in their relationship. She found a secluded corner out on the fourth floor patio, a place with a view of the city and shade from the Nevada sun, and left him to grieve.

Sign up and get a free eBook! See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. For modern Christian literature, this is one of the better novels I’ve read. Shortly thereafter, “Eloise” escapes by simply bolting from her room, down a corridor, and out the nearest exit.

Science can be a beautiful thing, but as always, when man twists it for his own purposes something horrible happens. 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.


At the heart of Illusion is the story of Dane and Mandy, and their profound love foe each other. Well, this was definitely a different kind of read from Peretti.

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She is just going about her business, having a good time with her friends, when something happens that she just cannot describe. Because illusoon is rather unexplainable when a young 19 year old suddenly surfaces illusiion Idaho ,where Dane has relocated to start a new life, that looks remarkably like his own wife Mandy when she was younger, and guess what?

The house was just a frame around the picture. Science tends to always lay any moral reservation until a fatal mistake is made. Ffank does seem to have one problem that shows up in most of his books even the one I think of as perettti favorite. I found myself invested in the story and the development of the story more so than the characters and the development of the characters.

Her heart went into premature ventricular contractions, stopped, restarted momentarily, and then the line on the heart monitor went flat. Her efforts are to no avail. I have to start off by saying that the beginning chapters were a little disjointed as what was happening is definitely science fiction in nature.

He broke again, covering his eyes to ward off the vision of her hair crinkling, vaporizing down to her scalp, steam and smoke rising through her blouse, flames licking through the broken glass, but it remained.

It’s nice illusoon read something where I can’t figure out what’s going to happen next.

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