on March 24, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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.
My heart was filled with so many emotions as I read through this AMAZING story. A story of love, loss, hurt, and ultimately triumph. I am so disappointed that it took me this long to finally pick it up, yet so very happy to have witnessed such a beautifully written story.
Fisher and Lucy are high school sweethearts. Fisher was already enrolled to join the military upon graduation prior to meeting Lucy. Not wanting to follow in his father’s footsteps Fisher felt like that was his way out. Lucy always supported Fishers need to support and fight for his country- regardless of the amount of times he re-enlisted. However, Fisher always comes back a different man, one who suffers from severe PTSD and try as she may- Lucy fights a losing battle of bringing him back to her each time he returns.
“I’ve lost him. Everything he promised me was a lie. He was never going to find his way back to me. “
“I couldn’t tell the difference between dreams and reality. I became a different man. A dangerous man. A suicidal man.”
Trying to move on with her life, Lucy runs her families Inn that is located on the same Island that Fisher and she lived on. She struggles each day, trying to live without him in her life and when he returns to the island after some time away- she soon realizes that none of her feelings ever waned.
The story takes us through the past and the present, in dual POV. We also get a chance to read through pages of Fishers journal to get an inside glimpse of the battle he was fighting. Trying with everything that he is, he fights to win his Lucy back.
“I’m going to fix this. I have to fix this… I hate every moment that I’m away from her, but I will do whatever it takes to find the man she once loved and bring him back to her.”
“I’ll always find my way back to her.”
You can feel the depth of emotions these two characters have for each other. I loved the setting of the island life. The town being small and quaint allowed for the reader to become emotionally invested in not only the love story but the town and supporting characters as well. Fisher’s Light will definitely be in my top 2015 reads.