Dane and Mandy have been together over forty years, not only as a couple but also as partners in a magic show. When tragedy strikes and Mandy is killed in an automobile accident, Dane is lost. He decides to go forth with his and Mandy's plan of buying a place in Idaho, Mandy's homestate, and go from there.
One moment Mandy is resting under a tree at a local carnival, and the next she is waking up in a hospital bed. Only a teenager, she is totally losing her mind. She wants to go home and she wants to find her dad, but everyone looks at her like she is crazy. She knows who the president is and she knows what year it is, even though they have fancy gadgets and things she has never seen.
Those that want to help her, put her in a psychiatric ward. But Mandy learns how to escape, passing through time and space. She works on the streets, using her magic ability to enhance her craft. It is here that Dane finds her, trying to help her with her magic tricks. Somehow, even though there is a huge gap in their ages, Dane and Mandy are drawn to one another. She looks just like his Mandy did when she was young, which helps Dane with his grief. But there are others that are watching secretly from the shadows at Mandy's special gifts and the bond created between Mandy and Dane.
This is by far one of the best novels I have read this year so far. With engaging and compelling characters, a love that transcends time with magical writing that weaves the story together, Illusion is about as good as it gets. I was intrigued from page one and found myself immersed in Mandy and Dane's story, trying to figure out how it would work out. Five Stars!!
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