Teaser Tuesdays – Illusion by Frank Peretti

Posted March 27, 2012 by Melissa in Teaser Tuesdays | 12 Comments

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:



  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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Illusion – Frank Peretti

Summary from Goodreads:

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.



Teaser:

“But now his eyes fell on the silver urn in his hands and he knew. Of course he knew. She was the dream.  The house was just a frame around the picture.  No wonder the house felt so empty. Just like him”*

 What’s your teaser today?

* Quote taken from an Advance Reader’s Edition and subject to change
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12 responses to “Teaser Tuesdays – Illusion by Frank Peretti

  1. Maybe I’m “reading it wrong”, but it sounds really sad.. or, melancholic. The way he reflects that he’s like the house: Empty. Thank you for sharing the quote with the rest of us!

    Patricia

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