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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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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.

Alone illuwion a strange world, she uses her mysterious powers to eke out a living, performing magic on the streets and in a quaint coffee shop. The clock rolls back to September, Peretti later spent time studying English, screen writing and film at UCLA and then assisted his father in pastoring a small Assembly of God church. I can hardly go into the story without spoiling much of the plot.

Shortly thereafter, “Eloise” escapes by simply bolting from her room, down a corridor, and out the nearest exit. In high school, the majority of my reading was made up of Christian fiction.

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 pdretti a long time to wait for a new illusuon from an author. As a result, the novel loses much of its credibility. But Peretti doesn’t take it much further.

But it is the redeeming quality of Illusion that even in the most tense and dire situations, there is a way out.

The others were flat and dull, and never unexpected. In Illusion, he tackles the discoveries of science and the possibilities that will illusoin from that. Upon walking toward that scene, she realizes that no one can see her and she slips quietly out of the hospital. Reading the first chapter was sad and heart wrenching and I almost thought he would be soon lumped in with Nicholas Sparks, as far as being extremely talented but not my cup of tea.


More books from this author: 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 accident and you the reader surmises that Mandy is gone from Dane forever.

Peretti does seem to have one problem that shows up in most of his books even rfank one I think of as a favorite. So who is this great author that has inspired me to write in this same type of genre since reading his first book, This Present Darkness?


But as much as I yearned for it, I’d have to wait a few months, for it came on loan from my Mother-in-Law, to whom I’d like to give thanks, and appreciation. I just wish I’d cared more about the characters, and could have skipped about a hundred pages to get to the good stuff.

Not because the conclusion wasn’t thrilling, but because it seemed like it was a different novel. The profound love shared between Dane and Mandy is a perfect picture of the love God has for us, a love that survives trials and tragedies, a love that surpasses our understanding and is so much more than we could imagine. The story begins with Dane Collins losing his wife of 40 years, Mandy, in a frabk wreck.

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

Illusion by Frank E. Peretti

To do levitation and all those ‘magical’ things these people did, and especially Mandy was to me very disturbing. She grabs frxnk quick bite to eat before the magic show starts on the main stage. The problem is that magic acts are interesting because you are seeing them, and they are impressive because you “can’t believe your eyes”.


Because this novel spliced sci-fi thriller with romance, it needed to be pleasing on both fronts, but I was unsatisfied on both ends.

I really enjoyed this book overall. Exceptionally well written, Illusion will soon prove another Peretti classic. I am an avid reader and newly published author groping through the shrouds of Illusion which is writing and this book had it all for me.

As a couple they lived almost forty years together, as they worked alongside each other, sharing the good times and bad. Unfortunately and this one is a matter of taste, I supposeI didn’t feel the love. I wish the author had just maintained the two main view points of Mandy and Dane. Now, try as he might to fathom such feelings, grief and horror were inseparably mixed. There is always that unspoken question of is he crazy and grasping for the last hope or is it really happening. He lives in northern Idaho with his wife, Barbara.

He thought he would vomit again. Mar 15, Monica added it. I really really enjoyed this book. Dane is released from the hospital to make funeral arrangements from his wife along with the warning from Dr. Personally, I didn’t find it believable, and the very notion wreaks of a cop-out. The girl thinks she has gone crazy because she “remembers” sitting under a tree at the fair inbut all of a sudden it’s He’s the Christian equivalent of Stephen King, master at words and being able to draw the reader in slowly and keeping them engaged until the final page is turned and you sigh.