Review: The Night Mark by Tiffany Reisz

March 27, 2017 Historical Fiction, Mystery/Suspense, Review, Romance 0

Review: The Night Mark by Tiffany ReiszThe Night Mark by Tiffany Reisz
Also by this author: The Bourbon Thief
Published by Mira Books on March 28, 2017
Genres: 20th Century, Fiction, Historical, Literary, Romance
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Faye Barlow struggles to get out of bed each morning.  Despite remarrying, she cannot get over the loss of her first husband, her soulmate, Will. Her second husband is Will's best friend, who married Faye more out of a promise to Will than actual love.

When Faye is presented with a unique opportunity, a job photographing South Carolina's coast, she takes this as a sign.  She packs up her few belongings, files for divorce, and begins her new life.

Once she arrives in the small coastal town, she instantly falls in love with the Bride Island light house. Though crumbling now, it's obvious it was a majestic structure at one time.  Faye becomes inexplicably obsessed with a legend surrounding the light house.  The caretaker's daughter drowned in 1921; people still report seeing the The Lady of the Light on the property.

Though forbidden, Faye visits the lighthouse at night.  A massive rogue wave takes her under, transporting her to the past and depositing her into a love story that, though similar, is not her own.

I discovered Reisz’s work last year, reading her novel The Bourbon Thief.  When I read the premise of this most recent title, as well as the setting, I knew I had to read it.

Reisz excels at crafting characters and setting.  I’m a huge fan of the South Carolina coast (I swear, I lived there in another life) and this author made me fall in love with it even more.  The mystery, the detailed history, absolutely took my breath away.

Now, many of you know that I’m not typically a fan of romance.  That said, Reisz has crafted, and continues to craft, love and romance that is so strong and pure and real that you cannot help but become wrapped up in it. Though she was a hot mess to start with, I adored Faye’s character.  Once she got her act together, she transformed into a hard-headed, determined woman who took on the life she was dealt and went with it.  Never did she yield in her belief that the the time she was transported back to, and the man there she fell in love with, was somehow connected to her deceased husband, will.  This is truly a story of love, standing the test of time, transcending generations.

There isn’t a single thing that I would change about this title.  It’s absolutely engaging, awe-inspiring, captivating me from the moment I opened the ebook to my last swipe of the page. Highly, highly recommended.


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