Mar 24

Fisher’s Light by Tara Sivec Review


5 Smooches!

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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. 


Seriously, I have a question for Ms. Tara Sivec!  Is there freaking anything that you cannot write?!  I have laughed my behind off at your funny books.  I have fallen in love with your Ignite Series.  But no one, and I mean NO ONE, quite prepared me for the sad and most beautiful story that is Fisher’s Light.

“You can never stop fighting for something you love and something you believe in.”

Fisher’s Light is a contemporary romance and is Fisher and Lucy’s story.  Their story spans over a decade.  Fisher and Lucy meet in high school, fall in love, and marry in their very early twenties.  5 deployments later and the PTSD that Fisher suffers from has finally gotten to be out of control.

‘I was punishing her for being so soft and sweet and beautiful when all I’d known for the last year was hard and awful and ugly.’

I feel like you should all get warned before hand that this book is definitely an ugly cry book.  I was merely 30% along laying in my bed trying to sob quietly into my comforter as to not wake my sleeping husband.  This is one of those books that immediately captures you from the very first page.

‘How do I get that back when the darkness is hell bent on taking over, holding me in its clutches and making sure I never see the sunshine again?’

The story skips back and forth between the present and past seamlessly.  You also get both Fisher and Lucy’s point of views, which was really pivotal to the story because I would find myself so very angry and feeling like I could never forgive Fisher and then I would get his point of view and all of a sudden I wanted to hold him, help him. and try to fix this broken man.

‘I have to make her leave so that I can never hurt her again.’

And Lucy.  Oh Lucy.  I just could not stop admiring this beautiful heroine’s strength and tenacity.  She is feisty, strong, and hell bent on succeeding on her own.  She is one of those female characters that makes you proud to be a woman.  She is all gorgeous and soft but still tough as nails.

‘I love him and I’m scared to death that he’ll break my heart all over again.”

I am finding this hard to explain but this really is a second chance romance.  Sort of.  Because you get to see adolescent Lucy and Fisher fall in love and then you get to see a totally different, older, more hardened by life, and wiser Fisher and Lucy find their way back to each other all over again.  I really do love these types of stories because you feel so astonishingly close to the characters.  Like you have known them forever.

I don’t know if it is because I am from South Carolina and have spent my fair share of time vacationing on the coast of the Carolina’s but I just adored this island, the people, and all of the imagery that Tara brought to the plate.  It felt so real and authentic; the fudge shop, the bar, Butler Inn, the softball games, and that beautiful lighthouse.  I can still see it in my minds eye.  Tara certainly painted a gorgeous picture of this small island that inhabits small town values.  I fell in love with it hard.  I can already tell that I will be thinking about Fisher’s Light for a long while.  It is just one of those amazing stories that stays with you.

‘I hope someday you find your way back here.  If you do, I’ll meet you at the lighthouse.’