Publication Date: March 28th 2017
Links: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
Source: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
From the bestselling author of The Bourbon Thief comes a sweeping tale of loss and courage, where one woman discovers that her destiny is written in sand, not carved in stone.
Faye Barlow is drowning. After the death of her beloved husband, Will, she cannot escape her grief and most days can barely get out of bed. But when she’s offered a job photographing South Carolina’s storied coast, she accepts. Photography, after all, is the only passion she has left.
In the quaint beach town, Faye falls in love again when she sees the crumbling yet beautiful Bride Island lighthouse and becomes obsessed with the legend surrounding The Lady of the Light—the keeper’s daughter who died in a mysterious drowning in 1921. Like a moth to a flame, Faye is drawn to the lighthouse for reasons she can’t explain. While visiting it one night, she is struck by a rogue wave and a force impossible to resist drags Faye into the past—and into a love story that is not her own.
Fate is changeable. Broken hearts can mend. But can she love two men separated by a lifetime?
The Night Mark is such a strange but lovely book. It’s definitely one of Tiffany Reisz’s sweeter reads – there’s no erotica here, but the hero had me swooning like CRAZY. I wish there had been more romance but the story itself was fascinating. It’s a modern day time-travel romance, and it definitely gave me Outlander feels, but of course, Tiffany Reisz puts her own unique spin to it. If you’re a fan of the genre or love TR’s writing (like I am), I’d recommend you try this book!
“He said, ‘Come heaven or hell or high water, I will love you and take care of you as long as you live, Faye.’ I asked him, ‘Don’t you mean as long as you live?’ He said no. He wasn’t interested in till death do us part. Even if he went first, he would find a way to take care of me. I treasure that vow. I hold it right here,’’ she said, touching her chest over her heart. “But I’m still waiting for him to keep it.”
It’s been years since the death of the love of her life, Will, but Faye Barlow still feels lost. She accepts a new job opportunity in South Carolina, where she learns the legend behind the Bride Island lighthouse and the mysterious drowning of The Lady of the Light. She can’t seem to stay away from the lighthouse and through some twist of fate, is sent back to 1921 – where she sees the one face she’s been dying to see for the past four years… her late husband.
But this Will, a lighthouse keeper named Carrick, isn’t her Will – or is it? Even though this 1921 Will isn’t the same as the Will she knew, Faye feels a connection with him all the same. And it seems that she’s getting a second chance at love and life she never expected to get. I loved seeing Faye opening her heart and finding passion again, both in herself and with Carrick. Carrick is the loveliest hero, so honorable and steadfast. Their love story is beautiful and inspiring – I couldn’t predict it and I couldn’t put it down.
Reading this book almost felt dreamlike – the words are beautiful and lyrical, in typical Tiffany Reisz fashion, and the story is fantastical. It’s time travel, contemporary, and historical all at the same time – and I’ll admit, I got a bit confused sometimes keeping up with the plot. But I really didn’t care that I didn’t make sense of everything because I enjoyed the writing so much. Plus, we got a little connection with The Bourbon Thief, and I thought that was such a nice touch. The Night Mark shows how versatile Tiffany Reisz’s writing is and I really hope we can get more unique standalones like this from her!
“You see, a light’s night mark is its heartbeat. You know a man by his heart. You know a lighthouse by its beacon. ”
Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.
Also by Tiffany Reisz
The Bourbon Thief: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
The Night Mark: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
The Original Sinners series
#1 ~ The Siren: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ The Angel: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ The Prince: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#4 ~ The Mistress: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#5 ~ The Saint: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#6 ~ The King: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#7 ~ The Virgin: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#8 ~ The Queen: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
Novella ~ The Mistress Files: Ebook • Goodreads
Collection ~ The Confessions: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
FOLLOW BOOKLOVERS FOR LIFE ON:
✦ FACEBOOK • TWITTER • INSTAGRAM • GOODREADS • PINTEREST • BLOGLOVIN’ ✦