by Tiffany Reisz
Published by: Harlequin
Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt
Length: 11 hours and 18 minutes
Genres: Romance, Time Travel
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Narration Rating: 4
From Tiffany Reisz, the international bestselling storyteller behind The Bourbon Thief and the Original Sinners series, comes an enthralling new novel about a woman swept away by the tides who awakens to find herself in 1921, reunited with the husband she's been mourning for four years. Fans of Kate Morton and Diana Gabaldon will fall in love with the mystery, romance, and beauty of an isolated South Carolina lighthouse, where a power greater than love works its magic.
Last year, THE BOURBON THIEF made my top ten list, so I knew I had to read THE NIGHT MARK by Tiffany Reisz. I chose to listen to the audiobook, and I quickly devoured this on a rainy weekend. Time travel, interesting characters, and fate made THE NIGHT MARK an interesting listen.
Five reasons to grab your earbuds and listen to The Night Mark
- Tiffany Reisz is an excellent storyteller with a fluid writing style that lures the reader in and pushes the outside world away. As I closed my eyes and listened Reisz made me believe as I traveled back and forth in time. The entire story had this magical feel with themes of hope and love all wrapped in Reisz’s lyrical writing style. I loved how she connected characters from the past to the present. She surprised me by taking a different twist with the hero.
- The story takes place in a quaint little beach town along the South Carolina coast and an isolated Lighthouse. We travel from the present to 1921, and the Lighthouse remains as a constant. I loved the attention to detail from the history to the townfolks.
- THE NIGHT MARK had a wonderful cast of characters that will draw you in. Faye our heroine is in a very bad place when we meet her. She is still mourning the husband she lost four years ago and is raw from the poor decisions she made following his death. Those decisions have not only hurt her but others she and her husband cared about. I felt for Faye and understood her actions. She arrives in town to photograph the Lighthouse, and things happen that make her curious about a local legend. The build up to her finding herself at the Lighthouse in 1921 were seamless done. The secondary cast of characters was small and each held a significant role in the storyline. I loved Pat the painting priest and his role in both the past and present. For those who don’t like unanswered questions, Reisz even managed to share what happens to each of these characters.
- Teri Schnaubelt narrates THE NIGHT MARK and did a stellar job successfully bringing Reisz’s story to life. While I am sure reading this would have been equally delightful, this tale lends itself perfectly to audio.
- The romance both past and present will pull at your heartstrings. If you have ever loved or loss, you will instantly connect. Moments that could have been cheesy brought tears to my eyes as Reisz weaved her magic.
Fans of time traveling romances like THE OUTLANDER and THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE will enjoy THE NIGHT MARK.
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