By L. C. Tyler
Inventor of the Sorensen-Birtwistle Revised Scale of Girl-Rage, Chris has a gorgeous female friend (Virginia), likeable capability parents-in-law (Hugh and Daphne) and a vintage activities motor vehicle with a leather-covered apparatus stick.
Impending matrimony and the car's leaking roof appear to be the single clouds at the horizon. yet his it sounds as if cozy international is became the other way up while Hugh dies by surprise and Daphne (after one Irish Cream too many) unearths a few surprising info. in the meantime ...In an lodge, within the Danube Valley, within the 17th century, a definite cantankerous thinker turns out to have a few phrases of steerage for our modern day hero. We subscribe to Virginia and Chris (and Rene) as they search to discover the reality approximately Hugh, themselves and the that means of lifestyles.
"A Very chronic Illusion" is a hilarious, highly creative and thought-provoking novel approximately love, insanity and fact. 'Compelling and smart, i actually couldn't placed it down. A deceptively mild learn. I laughed out loud' - Alison Joseph, writer of the "Sister Agnes Mysteries".
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