Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Release Day Blitz ~ Review & Giveaway ~ Fisher's Light by Tara Sivec

Book Description:


I guess this is it, huh? After fourteen years together, starting a life of our own on this island, five deployments and countless letters I’ve written you through it all, I finally go out to the mailbox and see something I’ve always dreamed of: an envelope with your handwriting on it. For one moment, I actually thought you’d changed your mind, that all the awful things you said to me were just your way of coping after everything you’d been through. I was still here, Fisher. I was still here, holding my breath, waiting for you to come back even though you told me you never would. You always said you’d find your way back to me. Out of all the lies you’ve told me, this one hurts the most.

Enclosed you will find the signed divorce papers, as requested.

I hope you find what you’re looking for. I’m sorry it wasn’t me.


To get the ending they want, Lucy and Fisher will have to go back to the beginning. Through the good and the bad, they’ll be reminded of why they always made their way back to each other, and why this time, one way or another, it will be the last time.

Find it on Goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24699867-fisher-s-light

Our Review: 

**ARC recieved for honest review**

Reviewed by Donna ~ 5 Stars

“War changes everyone, son, there’s no shame in that. If it doesn’t change you, you were already too fucked up to begin with…”

Tara, Tara, Tara what have you done to me!! As much as I love whatever Tara Sivec deems to write I do have a favourite and that is Watch Over Me. This was one of those books where Tara poured out the emotion and I had such an intense connection with the characters that I didn’t want it to end and Fisher’s Light is on the same scale, I loved it just as much, cried just as much and am sat in awe just as much. I totally and utterly loved it.

Tara is one of the most versatile authors I have read, she can write funny, she can write suspense and she can also write contemporary and no matter what Tara turns her hand to, she always delivers. Fisher’s Light was such a beautiful story that I just didn’t want it to end, I wanted to stay on Fisher Island, and I didn’t want to read the last page.

Fisher and Lucy’s story covers a decade, a decade of highs and lows, when there were highs it was euphoric and when there were lows it was pitiful and woeful. We are treated to the present, the past as teenagers and the past in times where they were facing their biggest battles. A time that they both wanted to forget but it was a battle that needed to be won and a time they both needed to come with terms with none the less.

“I should have realised that she was my light. She was everything bright and beautiful about my life and it went to shit after she left.”

Fisher was from a privileged family, Fisher Island having been in his family for years and still owns the island and the majority of property and businesses on it. For Fisher life was never about the money, he didn’t really get on with his family that well but had an incredibly strong and loving connection with his grandfather. When Fisher grew up, he wanted to get away but do something worthwhile, so he joined the Marines. The Fisher that came back was not the same Fisher that left. With every deployment a little less of Fisher came back, until the last time, when Fisher never really came back at all.

“I don’t know if I’m strong enough to get him through this. I don’t know if I’m enough to make him forget.”

Lucy was a beautiful character inside and out, always putting everyone else first and trying to be the best person and wife she could be. With every deployment, Lucy could see the husband she knew fade away, being a marine’s wife she could cope with, but when your husband comes back with a severe case of PTSD and won’t let you in, makes it all the more hard to manage.

“You don’t want anyone else fishing in your damn pond, but you seem to forget that YOU tossed me back in that fucking water! You always said you’d find your way back to me and you FUCKING LIED!”

This was a truly beautiful story bringing PTSD once again to the forefront but dealt with sympathetically and empathetically. You couldn’t help but be drawn into Fisher’s plight and taken on a journey of just how hard and difficult this illness is, how it affects the person and how it affects those people around them. I am no specialist when it comes to PTSD but the way this story was written felt personal and drawn from experience rather than research. The emotions that this book drew out of me had me sobbing with tears in some instances and yet laughing, smiling and swooning in others. This book was perfectly balanced, as I said above there were highs and lows and while the lows were hard the highs more than made of for it.

This is a book about forgiveness and second chances a book that screams no matter how low you are the love and support of family and friends can pull you through, a book about healing, learning to live and love again and most importantly realising that you are worthy of that love in return. No matter the past, live for the present and the future, leave the past behind you, and only look forward.

“To get to the good, sometimes you have to live through the bad.”

This is one of those books that will stay with you long after you have read the last word; this is one of those books that you cannot help thinking about and one that I will definitely be reading again and again and again. Tara Sivec, I salute you, I bow down to your awesomeness, you have managed to decimate me once again and I cannot wait to see what comes next. You must read this book!


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