Wednesday, January 22, 2014

[Book Review] Sailing Out of Darkness by Normandie Fischer

Sailing out of Darkness
Sailing out of Darkness
An unexplained apparition, wanderings through Italy, and mayhem back home push four lives toward their day of reckoning.​​​

The last thing on Samantha's mind is another entanglement. Fleeing a disastrous affair with her childhood best friend, she hopes for peace and forgetfulness in a trip to Italy.​

Teo Anderson copes with his own issues, both physical and emotional, by writing mysteries—until one strange and compelling vision comes to life in the person of Sam.

​Teo is nothing like Sam's philandering ex-husband or her sailing buddy, Jack, who, despite his long-time girlfriend, caught Sam off guard with his flashing black eyes. But not even sailing the cobalt waters of the Mediterranean can assuage Sam’s guilt for hurting another woman. Soon the consequences of her behavior escalate, and the fallout threatens them all. 

​SAILING OUT OF DARKNESS is the haunting story of mistakes and loss and the grace that abounds through forgiveness..


sailing gif photo: Sailing sail.gifSailing out of Darkness is story about strength, moving on, and about trying to find yourself in the craziness of the world, and about redemption.

Samantha has almost given up. After her husband walked out on her with saying that he never loved her, she decides to take a step in faith and take trip to Italy where she hopes to start over and set aside the world for one minute. On her way to Italy she meets Theodore - another person that suffered emotionally and was trying to find peace and restore his faith. 

This novel is what we call the-real-world. There are no components of typical fiction romance or the emotional games where two people completely screw around until they find that they cannot live without one another. No. This is a book with mature conversations, romance that is raw, emotional, and truly real. Great read for those who enjoy Woman Lit..


About the Author
I write from on board our sailboat or from on shore in coastal NC -- stories of women and families and the things that get to them. 

29 comments:

  1. Ellie, thank you so much for taking the time to read and review Sailing out of Darkness. I loved your real-world comments!

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    2. This was really amazing, you are truly talented! I'm not sure who you mean by Bonnie :(

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    3. When Ane said something about Bonnie, I looked up and saw a Bonnie. Now it's not there, so off with the head of that comment! I'm so glad you liked the book--Ellie!!!

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    4. Ha no problem! I might have had a mistake somewhere in the post but it's all fixed now. Thank you for following up! :)

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  2. This line describes the book perfectly: "This is a book with mature conversations, romance that is raw, emotional, and truly real."

    This is why I love Normandie Fischer's stories. Her writing is beautiful and poetic. I can't wait to read her next book.

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    1. Robin, thank you! I love that comment of hers, and your statement about my writing blesses me so much.

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    2. I'm so glad you liked it as well! I also can't wait to read more of her books :)

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  3. I loved the book! I found it exactly as you say, Bonnie. Good review.

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    1. Thank you, Ane. So glad you liked it!

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    2. Again not sure who Bonnie is lol But thank you so much for stopping by :)

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    3. This is a hoot, Ellie. I'd have sworn I saw the same thing Ane did on reread. We're both blind or seeing spots!

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  4. I'm looking forward to reading this.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, June. I hope you'll enjoy it!

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    2. Hope you will enjoy it! Thank you for stopping by :)

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  5. Just for fun, I feel I should mention Bonnie, heh-heh. But seriously, this review is sure to intrigue those of us who still have Sailing in our gritty TBR piles. Thanks!

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    1. It's the oddest thing. Two blind mice?

      I'm glad you're planning to read Sailing out of Darkness, Kathryn, and I hope you enjoy it. I can't wait to get hold of The Art of Falling. Loved what I read in the preview on Amazon!

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    2. Hehe you guys are hilarious! And thank you! I really hope you get to read it soon. I know how fast those TBR list pile up!

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    3. Ellie, Kathryn's one of our Women's Fiction Writers Association gals whose debut novel just released. Thought I'd introduce you two!

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  6. I too am looking forward to reading this. It sounds like the kind of gritty realistic novel I like dealing with true-to-life issues.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Golden and hope you will enjoy it :)

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  7. I really enjoyed this book. So realistic and yet entertaining.

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    1. Completely agree with you! Thank you for stopping by :)

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    2. Thank you, Christine. I'm glad you liked it!

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  8. Sounds like a book where I could actually picture myself! I'm really glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks for being on the tour!

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    1. Don't you just love the graphic she used, Trish? Makes me want to get back on the water--as soon as it warms up again.

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    2. Thank you Trish! I can't wait to be a part of more tours through TLC!

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