Illusion by Frank Peretti – Book Review & Giveaway

Illusion by Frank Peretti

Illusion – Book Review

Imagine what it would be like to suddenly lose your wife of 40 years in a terrible accident… to mourn her loss… than to unexpectedly meet a young teenager who seems identical to her in just about every way…

Or to be a nineteen year old girl who suddenly discovers that her whole world has changed… that everything she remembers is gone… that somehow, inexplicably, she has jumped forward 40 years to a time when no one knows her… everyone thinks she is crazy… and it’s up to her to figure out what is going on…

This is the quandary that stage magicians Dane and Mandy face in Illusion – a suspenseful love story with a bit of a science fiction twist from publishing phenomenon Frank Peretti, known to many as “America’s hottest Christian novelist.”

Here’s what my husband, a huge Frank Peretti fan, says of this book:

Illusion demonstrates the deep bonds that exist between two people in love even in the midst of irreconcilable circumstances – and the lengths those people will go to for each other.

Overall, the storyline is quite good. The book holds the reader’s interest throughout.

Compared to his previous works, I thought that Illusion could have been more tightly edited. At times, I found the transitions rough and thought it was difficult to determine who was speaking. These minor flaws, however, could be easily corrected and should not stop anyone from reading the book…

As the plot of Illusion thickens, you will find yourself wondering how destiny will unfold for the protagonists – or if the characters are mere pawns in a complex and sinister conspiracy! If you’re a Frank Peretti fan – or a lover of unusual stories with a twist – you will want to add Illusion to your reading list!

Frank Peretti

Frank Peretti

Frank Peretti is a natural-born story teller and best-selling New York Times author who is best known for This Present Darkness and Piercing The Darkness, two tales about spiritual warfare. In 1996, he received the Gold Medallion Award for best fiction for his book The Oath. He has also written a best-selling series for children, The Cooper Kids Series, which has sold over 1 million books. In 2000, he released his first non-fiction book, The Wounded Spirit, which deals with the problem of bullying.

Illusion, Peretti’s first major release in seven years, hit The New York Best Seller’s list shortly after its release. The book is now available in Hardcover and Kindle eBook on Amazon. You can also purchase an unabridged Audiobook version that is read by the author himself!

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Illusion – Book Giveaway

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Would you like the chance to own an Advance Reader’s Edition of Illusion? I would be delighted to award a copy to one of my loyal Create With Joy followers!

To enter, complete the Required Entry and then any Bonus Entries you desire. Please leave a SEPARATE COMMENT on this blog post for each entry you submit. Include your Name, E-Mail and any requested data so that I can verify your entries and contact you in the event that you win!

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Additional Information

This giveaway closes on April 28, 2012. The winners will be chosen using a random number generator. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. The winners will be contacted via e-mail and have 24 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.

This giveaway is open to all U.S. Create With Joy followers, ages 18 and over. No purchase is necessary. Void where prohibited by law. By submitting an entry, you are indicating that you have read and agree to these Official Rules.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received an Advance Reader’s Edition of this book from Howard Books for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions are entirely those of the reviewers.

7 Responses to “Illusion by Frank Peretti – Book Review & Giveaway”

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  1. Hi Honey
    I always love coming by here and seeing what you are up to.
    So glad I did because nothing better than learning about a new book.
    Sounds interesting I will have to put this one on my wish list.
    Hope all is well with you

  2. Jenn says:

    I am following you using linky followers, have been for a while now. email is attached but here it is again…

    oilandwater at telus dot net


    sign in to linky followers using address above.

  3. Jenn says:

    I tweeted about your giveaway, here’s the link!/addwatersilly/status/191716587110277121

    I forgot to tell you why I’d love to win, I read Peretti years ago, when he only had 2 books published. He was the original when it came to thinking about unique ways religion and belief work. I loved his books and was so disappointed there weren;t more. Now I’ve discovered him again but can’t afford to purchase books right now, it sure would be wonderful to win a copy! (after I read it carefully, I’d pass it on in another giveaway! )

  4. Sally says:

    I tweeted @madge2009, I follw your RSS feed. Would love to win this book!

  5. Erika says:

    I follow you email. Is this another Frank Peretti book you have to leave the light on at night no matter how old you are? 😉

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Erika,

      This book has much more of a science fiction tenor to it than some of his previous books which had more dark spiritual overtones. So I think you’ll be ok – though I like leaving a little light on at night, regardless! 🙂


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