As always, Lori Wick's books are incredible. This is a more modern, rather than her more historical writing.
I absolutely love this book! It's been years since I read it, but I still remember how great it was. Lori Wick just knows how to write a good, clean romance novel. I enjoy all her books. Get ready to get lost for a few days... :)
A great Lori Wick novel!!! Although 700 pages, it only took me 7 days to read this book....which is fast for me. It is very true to life, covers how we as humans truly are in our struggles with sin and accountability. Highly captivating....just reading along, easy reading, and then BAM! something interesting happens that makes you cry, laugh, and just want to read more.
All dressed up in a fresh new cover, Pretense, the bestselling novel from Lori Wick is ready for a brand new generation of readers.
Marrell, a happily married army wife, adores her family, but throughout her life shes felt something missing. When she discovers that the void is spiritual, she is afraid to tell her husband. Will he understand that he cannot meet all of her needs, and that she cannot meet all of his?
Covering the lives of Marrell and her two daughters, Mackenzie and Delancey, from the 1970s to the 1990s, Pretense is a characterrich novel written from Loris heart that shows the patient love of God and the promise of His forgiveness for all who seek Him.
This book is about trials and how some overcome them. I enjoyed reading what the girls had to overcome and how they became better people.
Lori Wick has been my all time favorite christian author since I discovered her books at age 17. 16 years later, she still is! Pretense is probably my all time favorite christian novel. Wick is such an amazing author, with a gift of putting you right in the story and making you feel as though you know these people. I read this at age 18, I think, and it's probably one of the few books I've read at least 5 or 6 times. At least!
Excellent and l-o-n-g. Big book--don't start unless you're planning on doing nothing else for several days. Completely captivating and very emotional.
I've read it twice and cried and laughed out loud both times!
My friend conned me into buying this book letting me know ahead of time it was terrific. While the plotline/climax was decent and entertaining, it took quite a long while to get there. I don't mind this book, but I wouldn't read it again unless I was sick in bed with time to kill.
I can't say I have ever read a book this long (minus the bible) but this book was extremely captivating. I was entrenched. I wanted to help where help was needed, I wanted to be a part, I truly enjoyed the book, and would even consider reading it again.
This is an older book than I generally read, as I'm reading it in 2015, but it was published in 1998, so the style of writing is a bit looser. It took me a while to get into this novel. I usually only give a book 30 pages, but decided I'd give it up to 100. There are 702 pages in this edition. I'm so glad I stuck with it, as I enjoyed it immensely.
Pretense is quite a complex story--not exactly a family saga, since it only covers 2 generations, but a story of family relationships, especially the relationship of two sisters. It is also a story of friendship, romance, and personal growth. The book begins in 1976 and goes through the early 1990's. I would say this is an unusual and compelling story. The spiritual thread takes center stage throughout this book, so if you prefer not to delve deeply into spiritual growth, I doubt that you would enjoy this book.
I am only giving this book 4 stars, because it was hard to get into, but otherwise, I loved it and will long remember the characters and their story.
I did not care for this book at all. Just wasn't my style.
You will love this story about two sisters who are so very close. It was so absorbing that I felt I was emotionally involved, I cried and rejoyced along with them.
This was an exciting and fun read. Great for the beach. Lori Wick knows how to weave a tale!