Pretense

Pretense

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by Lori Wick
     
 

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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 she’s felt something missing. When she discovers that the void is spiritual, she is afraid to tell her husband. Will he understand that

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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 she’s 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 character–rich novel written from Lori’s heart that shows the patient love of God and the promise of His forgiveness for all who seek Him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736932219
Publisher:
Harvest House Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
263,155
File size:
864 KB

Meet the Author

Lori Wick is a multifaceted author of Christian fiction. As comfortable writing period stories as she is penning contemporary works, Lori’s books (more than 6 million in print) vary widely in location and time period. Lori’s faithful fans consistently put her series and standalone works on the bestseller lists. Lori and her husband, Bob, live with their swiftly growing family in the Midwest.

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Pretense 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lori Wick does an incredible job in this book. I could not put it down and finished it in 3 days! Characters were well thought out and the plot and scenery was wonderful. I laughed and I cried - I was humbled and I rejoiced. Too amazing for many more words! Just read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read this book about 5 years ago. I wouldn't recommend all of Lori Wick's books but this one is a definite must. Even if you don't really like Lori Wick I think you will find that this one is special. It follows the lives of two sisters throughout their hardships and their joys. I have a sister with whom I am very close, and I think that relationship only added to the impact this book had on me. I recently reread it all the way through and I was surprised because parts of it still made me cry. If you don't read any other Lori Wick books, I would say read this one.
KayMKM More than 1 year ago
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 the edition I read. 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love a story about flawed humans who find the forgiveness of God. Lori Wick makes you fall in love with her characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this nook so many times!
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nikkispence More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have ever read! If you are an avid reader, the almost 700 pages will not intimidate you. It is a story that is filled with believable characters told over the span of 10 - 15 years. It is a good book for teens girls and up.
fishylady More than 1 year ago
As normal Lori Wick is a great story teller. I have read this book over and over and find something new each time.
em629 More than 1 year ago
Lori Wick, a favorite author, provides a true "coming to God" story. While the circumstances may be far-fetched - let's all remember, this is fiction. It is a terrific story and well worth the a read. This book has been out for a while but I admit to going back to read it again and again - at least once every year. It refreshes my sometimes stale love of my spirituality.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I personally never would have read this book just looking at the title.... or length but after reciving it as a gift I ended up reading it and enjoying it very much. I recommend it to anyone who loves a good book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i read this book about a year and a half ago...... i would strongly reccomned this book to believers and nonbelievers...although i would not read it at the age i read it...this book gives you hope that there is a God and that he loves you so much