Posted by: hugapoohlouise | March 29, 2012

Frank Peretti Illusion Advanced Reader’s Edition Book Review

Julie at Handlebar Marketing sent me two copies of Frank Peretti’s book Illusion to review for 30 days and giveaway to one lucky reader an advanced reader’s edition.  I received no compensation for this book review.  Frank Peretti’s book is published by Howard Books a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

From the back cover:  “Dane and Mandy, a popular magic act for 40 years, are tragically separated by a car wreck that claims Mandy’s life or so everyone thinks.  Even as Dane mourns and tries to rebuild his life without her, Mandy supposedly dead, awakes in the present as the 19-year-old she was in 1970.  Distraught and disoriented in what to her is the future, she is confined to a mental ward until she discovers a strange magical ability to pass invisibly through time and space to escape.  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.  Frank Peretti has crafted a rich, rewarding story of love and life, loss and restoration, full of twists and mystery. Exceptionally well written, Illusion will soon prove another Peretti classic.”

Frank Peretti has more than 14 million copies of his novels in print.  He is hailed a publishing phenomenon and has been called “America’s hottest Christian novelist.”  Petetti’s has two spiritual warfare novels – “This Present Darkness (1986) and Piercing the Darkness (1988), have captivated readers and selling more than 3.5 million copies.  (Back cover).

This is the first Frank Peretti book that I have written, but it won’t be my last.  Frank’s style of writing is such that once you clear the first page you are drawn into the story and you can’t wait to turn the next page.  This is a book that you’ll want to devour and stay up late to finish.  The story of Dane and Mandy is clearly a love story but it twists and turns throughout the pages.

As I read the book I found some aspects of the storyline hard to image or believe.  This is definitely a fictional story that has been made up.  I will say that it has been imagined very well inside the author’s mind.  It is a very elaborate story, just not a believable one in my eyes.  I love things that stretch my imagination and this book definitely did that.  The Advanced Reader’s Edition weighs in at 497 pages.  So this is definitely not a quick, light read.  But I would recommend it.

I have been authorized to give one copy of Frank Peretti’s book Illusion (Advanced Reader’s Edition) away here on Melissa’s Musings.  The contest will end on April 14, 2012 at midnight.  To register to win your very own copy:  Post a comment below (all comments require my approval) and tell me why you love Frank Peretti’s books.  If you haven’t read his books, tell me why you want to win a copy.  That will count as one entry.  For additional entries you can do each of the below for one entry each:

  • Share my post and contest on your blog (be sure to send me your link)
  • Tweet about my post and contest (be sure to share the tweet with me)
  • Share this giveaway on your Facebook page.
  • Or simply like this post on WordPress.

Until Next Time,

M

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