By Tara Sivec
Release Date: March 24, 2015
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24699867-fisher-s-light
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.
5 Emotional Star Review:
Tara Sivec has completely stole the show again. Fisher's Light was fantastic. At first, I will admit, I was a little anxious to read a book about someone who had survived PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder and from them surviving it because of time served in the military, I knew my heart would be shredded.
The realism is that a lot of people don't realize the amount of people who have or who have dealt with PTSD because of things they've seen or done fighting for our country and it wow'd me that Tara Sivec was able to tell such an in depth powerful story about it.
Jefferson Fisher III, our main hero is a military war vet who lost the most important person in his life after he hurt her deeply with his words and actions. For Fisher, it was his inability to be able to distinguish between reality and illusion and that was all in part to his PTSD, so he did the one thing that he thought would protect the woman he loved, hurt her and pushed her as far away from him as she could get. Lucy is a strong, she was an enigma to me. I loved the determination and the strength she showed for Fisher. She was willing to completely bend and mold herself to everything he needed her to be.. She took the harsh words, the nightmares and the distance he tried to put and she loved him despite.
Growing up personally a military daughter, I know the distance my dad would put between him and us when he first returned. He was a shell of the man he was when he came home from the man you knew was in there. He wasn't happy, he wasn't funny, he honestly sometimes was down right mean, verbally abusive. I felt for Lucy, I wept for her. I may not have experienced the loss of my lover with PTSD but as as child I watched my father fall apart right before my eyes.
This story stole my heart. I loved Fisher. I hated Fisher. I wept for Fisher. I was so mad at Fisher. But inevitably, I realized Fisher was sick. He wasn't the man Lucy fell in love with and he wasn't the person everyone knew he could be. Fisher was stuck in his own nightmares and it completely breaks your heart.
Leave it to a talented author like Tara Sivec to touch on something that took a lot of courage and left a lot of heartache. Fisher's Light is so beautiful. I fell in love from the very beginning. Her words flowed so beautiful and so broken at times that j literally was bawling like a baby at some points. I read this emotional story in one sitting. I literally could not put it down. I completely and utterly adore anything and everything written by Tara Sivec but I feel like Fisher's Light may have stolen the biggest chunk of my heart. I loved that even through all the struggles and heartache, just like Lucy, we got to fall in love with Fisher again. He was able to heal our hearts just like his Lucy in the sky with Diamonds.
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