What an absolutely beautiful story. Whether you’ve read Tara Sivec books or not, you should definitely give this one a try.
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. (less)
“How many people get a second chance at love with the only person they’ve ever held in their heart?”
Fisher’s Light saw me diving into my first ever book by Tara Sivec. I know, I know; I own the majority of them, I just don’t often have time for “me” books, so Fisher’s Light was my first. Tensions were high as I read, and I spent a lot of the time cursing my way through this emotional book of family, suffering, and second chances.
The “tensions” and the “curses” that I mentioned above, mostly happened because of Fisher. For quite a lot of the book, I didn’t like him in the slightest. His actions, and the way he went about things, and the stuff he would say, pissed me off! I didn’t think he was deserving of Lucy, and I constantly screamed in my head that she was way too good for him. He was cocky, he was mean, and just generally an arse!
BUT, that–thankfully–wasn’t always the case. It took some time, but I my ice-cold heart did thaw for Fisher, and I think that made it that bit more special to me, because I was won over even after disliking him so much for so long. As the book went on, I saw things through the eyes of somebody suffering from PTSD, and it wasn’t easy, but I understood, and I adjusted.
Though frustrating at times, Fisher’s Light was undoubtedly emotional. I loved the setting: the Island, the Inn, the beach, the Light House… I loved (the majority of) the characters, and the parts they all played in adding to the story. And I LOVED the childhood/second chance romance aspect. And in the end, yes, I did love Fisher. And of course, his light, his Lucy in the sky with diamonds.
“I’m going to kick down that fucking door at the end of the long, dark hallway and show everyone that I deserve the light.”
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*