The Night Mark by Tiffany Reisz

Posted April 2, 2017 | 35 Comments

The Night Mark by Tiffany ReiszThe Night Mark
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Published by: MIRA
Publication Date: March 28, 2018
Format: eARC
Pages: 400
Source: Publisher

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?

Well, well, well … I do believe Tiffany Reisz has made a solid fan out of me. The Night Mark is the second book of hers that I’ve read and love. I don’t know why, but I tend to feel a bit reluctant to read her books because I get the lame-ass idea that it’ll be dense and boring. I have no clue why the hell I’d think that, because both books have been the total opposite. It’s damn near impossible to not be completely captivated by this story.

Faye is not in a good place after suffering such loss, so she decides to make some changes. When she travels to a South Carolina coastal town for work, the mystery and magic begins. She eventually finds herself transported back to 1921 where the way of living was a whole lot different. She’s even more shocked to find who else is there.

Reisz really does a fantastic job weaving this story of love and second chances that transcends time, all while masterfully unfolding a compelling mystery. It was a bit of a rollercoaster that had me gripping my Kindle at times, because the feels are very much real!

I totally fell for all of these wonderful characters, including Pat, Dolly, Ty, and a certain someones else. Plus, I’m a huge fan of humor and good dialogue, and both are very much accounted for here. It has it all!

This is absolutely a standalone, but I have to mention how much I love the connection to The Bourbon Thief.

Overall, I adore The Night Mark and look forward to reading more by Reisz.


35 responses to “The Night Mark by Tiffany Reisz

    • Christy

      There are some emotional moments that made my eyes a little damp. And yes, there’s a HEA. 🙂

    • Christy

      They are totally separate standalones, but have a cool connection that doesn’t impact one another. You could start with either one. This isn’t dark, and it has time travel. Think more along the lines of Outlander, but not as … long and historical, if you know what I mean. The Bourbon Thief is really good, but doesn’t have any ‘magical’ elements like TT or whatever.

    • Christy

      You don’t HAVE to read one before the other, they’re totally separate. They just have something in common that connects them. That’s in both books. But TBT is excellent!

  1. It’s funny how we get ideas about certain books/authors from the covers, word of mouth, synopsis, whatever. Glad you enjoy Reisz. I think I have one of them in my tbr pile somewhere!

  2. What a gorgeous cover! I love books that can be read as standalones, because sometimes you just don’t want to commit fully to a series. I’ve thought the same about a few authors in the past and picked up one of their reads only to be surprised and absolutely delighted. I’m so happy you enjoyed this one Christy, wonderful review! <3 <3

  3. YES! I was a novice to Reisz’s stories but with The Night Mark I am a die hard fan, like seriously. This story surprised me and I would’ve seriously regretted it if I had given up early on when Faye’s character was so cold towards everything.

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  4. This sounds really wonderful! I have never heard of this author but humor and good dialogue always gets me interested as do wonderful characters.

    A lovely review!

  5. I finished this book last week and loved it. My review is coming up soon. I just can’t stop once I start reading her books. Real unputdownables. It’s funny you thought they were dull Christy! LOL Her Original Sin series.. .OMG!!! Anything but dull 🙂

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