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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway: Illusion

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 E. Peretti is one of American Christianity's best-known authors. His novels have sold over 10 million copies, and he is widely credited with reinventing Christian fiction. He and his wife, Barbara, live in the Pacific Northwest.

My Opinion
I have never read any books written by Frank Peretti before but I had definitely heard of him! After reading his newest novel, Illusion, I will definitely be on the lookout to discover and read more of his novels!

Since Frank Peretti was a new author to me and I generally stick to historical fiction, I was a little nervous to start this book.

The first couple chapters were a little confusing to me but I told myself to give it a chance and kept on reading. Once I figured out the storyline and plot, I seriously couldn't put this book down!

This book was very well written and had a very unique storyline! I love that he wrote an enchanting book with romance, mystery and also, most importantly, a Christian perspective!

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* Thank you to Frank Peretti for their book for review! Disclosure - This book was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*