Illusion by Frank Peretti Book Review and Giveaway...
Illusion by Frank Peretti
Publication Date: March 6, 2012
"Dane and Mandy, a popular magic act for forty 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 nineteen-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 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.
Hoping to discover an exciting new talent, Dane ventures into the coffee shop
and is transfixed by the magic he sees, illusions that even he, a seasoned
professional, cannot explain. But more than anything, he is emotionally
devastated by this teenager who has never met him, doesn’t know him, is
certainly not in love with him, but is in every respect identical to the young
beauty he first met and married some forty years earlier.They begin a furtive relationship as mentor and protégée, but even as Dane
tries to sort out who she really is and she tries to understand why she is drawn
to him, they are watched by secretive interests who not only possess the answers
to Mandy’s powers and misplacement in time but also the roguish ability to
decide what will become of her.
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."
What we thought: I loved this book! It is written in such an engaging way it is hard to put down. Peretti does a great job of mixing real life with just the right amount of science fiction that makes the story believable. His characters are well-developed and I really felt myself rooting for Dane and Mandy throughout the book. Peretti's knowledge of the magic industry really shines through and gives the reader an in-depth look behind the scenes. Illusion is a magical page-turner that I highly recommend...a really great read! ABCD Diaries gives Illusion an A+!