Monday, April 9, 2012

Book Review; Illusion by Frank Peretti

I received Illusion, a novel by Frank Pertti from Handlebar Marketing, in exchange for an honest review on the book. My opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced by any product compensation or persuasions. 

Illusion starts as a story of a mourning magician husband who lost his wife just as they were about to start a new chapter of their lives, retirement. 

From the very beginning you feel for this man as his heart is ripped from his chest as he watches his beautiful wife burn to death in a car wreck. Suddenly you are involved in his wife's life 40 years earlier before she ever met her soul mate; who gets thrown into our decade through some time shift and all those she loved and cared about are gone. 

While trying to make sense of it all, Mandy finds that she can move through time somehow and escapes the mental hospital she has been kept captive at. She has always loved magic and with her new found abilities, starts a little magic show at a local coffee house.

As luck would have it, Dane, the magician who is still mourning his wife finds the girl and has his heart broken all over again as he gets to know her, realizes that it is his beloved wife and comes to understand that she doesn't know him or any of their life together. He also finds out that she is in trouble and that he needs to do anything he can to help her escape those that intend to use her powers for the wrong reasons, and cause her and others harm.

This story kept me intrigued the entire time. Just when I thought I knew the answer to one question, I'd get thrown for a loop. The writing was phenomenal and the story was something that I had never seen before. It was original and fascinating. 

I loved that a good story can still be told without the swearing, sex and shock gore that is in so many best sellers today. I will definitely pick up past and future Frank Peretti novels.I would recommend this book to anyone.

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