Monday, March 19, 2012

Illusion... a book review AND Giveaway!





One horrific accident

Humans playing "god"

Dane and Mandy shared their love of all things magic!  Having met during a carnival magic show in 1970, they knew they we meant for each other... both professionally and personally.  After 40 years of marriage, a single life-changing car accident shatters their idyllic life.

The year: 2010.  Mandy physically dies.  Dane emotionally dies.

As Dane mourns the loss of his beloved wife, Mandy awakes in the present (2010) as the nineteen-year-old she was in 1970.  Confused and lost, she is admitted to a mental ward.  While there, she discovers an ability to "walk through space" to a different time/place and frees herself from the hospital.  This is the beginning of a search to find normalcy and answers to her strange situation.

Frank Peretti has crafted an intricate storyline part love story and  part science fiction.  He has woven God's story of love and life, loss and restoration, with the twists and turns of a page-turning mystery.

If you're interested in getting your hands on the first 20 chapters of Illusion,
click here to access them through Franks Inner Circle facebook page or HERE to go directly to the Illusion webpage.

If you have enjoyed Frank Peretti's previous books: This Present Darkness, Piercing the Darkness, House, The Oath and/or The Visitation, you will not be disappointed.  Illusion is his first release in seven years and could easily become the next New York Times Bestsellers book!

Now... onto the GIVEAWAY!

If  you would love to win this great, new book, leave a comment below. 

The giveaway will end at 11:59 PM on March 31, 2012. 

I will use to choose a winner on April 1! 

Good luck and happy reading!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Simon & Schuster and Howard Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
Posted at Hip Homeschool Moms Giveaway.




  1. Pick me, pick me! Ha! I love Frank Peretti. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. PERETTI!!! A loud OHHHHHH!! Just went up from the table where the teens are working on Algebra!

    Big fans, one and all!


  3. Thanks for the great giveaway. Hope I win!

  4. didn't know Peretti had a new book coming out- would love to win it! If not, its on my list to buy!

  5. I just recently discovered this author and love his work. I'd sure like to win this book for my collection. Thank you!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  6. Oh, Oh, Oh, I love Frank Peretti, and this story looks awesome! I was stopping by from Hop along Friday and Just loved your page! Following GFC and Google+.

  7. I love Frank Peretti and would love to read this book!

  8. I would love to read this story!
    Gingeroo616 at aol dotcom

  9. I would love to read this story susand1408 at googlemail dot com

  10. Peretti does a great job in revealing just enough of the plot to keep you guessing as to what is really going on with Mandy's life and the special skills she seems to have now. I was feeling Dane's pain as he was trying to figure out his life without his life-long partner, along with his confusion over who his young protege really is and whether he should be having feelings for her. Mandy's confusion is also captured quite well on many levels. How and what do you do when you seemingly lose 40 years on the calendar, and you have no way to prove your story to anyone? Even worse, how do you explain and control the ability to control space and time when you don't even understand it yourself?

    The Christian angle of the story is not as prominent as I seem to remember in past novels by Peretti. The characters pray and go to church, but it's a natural extension of who they are, not a platform to preach for a number of pages. There is a note from the author at the end that explains the symbolism he was trying to portray in the story, but that's about as overt as it gets.


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