Book Of The Day – Sailing Out Of Darkness

by Ron on June 5, 2017

Today’s Book of the Day is a Womens Fiction novel by Normandie Fischer and it’s 75% off for a limited time. Sailing out of Darkness has a 4.5 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3!

“This book made me chuckle, outright laugh, sit on the edge of my seat and then slide a finger below my eye to catch the tear for the struggles that were within. Well written, totally recommend!” R.H. – Amazon Reviewer

Sailing out of Darkness
by Normandie Fischer
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre: Womens Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $3


Love conquers all? Maybe for some people.

When Samantha flies to Italy to gain distance from a disastrous affair with her childhood best friend, the last thing on her mind is romance. But Teo Anderson is nothing like her philandering ex-husband or her sailing buddy, Jack, who, despite his live-in girlfriend, caught her off guard with his flashing black eyes.

Teo has his own scars, both physical and emotional, that he represses by writing mysteries—until one strange and compelling vision comes to life in the person of Sam. Seeking answers, he offers friendship to this obviously hurting woman, a friendship that threatens to upend his fragile peace of mind.

But not even sailing the cobalt waters of the Mediterranean can assuage Sam’s guilt for destroying Jack’s relationship and 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.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Fischer is a master at transporting the reader into the scene. I found myself reading over many passages again and again to enjoy the images and emotion they evoke. The beauty and foreignness of exploring new places is captured pitch perfect in Sam’s ponderings as she makes her way through Italy.


This book has it all. Intrigue, suspense, love, betrayal and an offer of hope. The Character’s drew me in right away. Each one with their own flair, kept the story moving and I became invested in their progress. Sam is my hero. I was very proud of her as she balanced what she wanted with what she felt was right. She had the courage to take a stand and do something about it, even when those decisions brought her immediate discomfort.


A wonderful story touching on many of life’s ups and downs. Love, betrayal, forgiveness of self as well as others are just a few. The characters are so believable. You will find yourself cheering Samantha along on her journey to a new life. Love this author’s style of writing.


The characters are 2 people who you will truly love and care about. The settings are so vivid that you will feel like you are right there beside them. This is not only a love story, but also a bit of mystery and magic.


Fischer manages to present within the pages of this gripping saga of middle aged life, a plea for understanding and compassion towards the tragedies, upsets and horrible mistakes that we all either make ourselves or encounter in close quarters in others. At the same time, she never forgets the power of love, within friendship and romance!

Get Sailing out of Darkness here: Sailing out of Darkness

About The Author

Normandie had the best of several worlds: a Southern heritage, access to schooling in the DC area (which meant lots of cultural adventures), and several years of sculpture studies in Italy. It might have been better for her if she’d used all these opportunities more wisely, but it’s possible that the imperfect and the unwise also add fodder for the artist and the writer.

Her life changed radically when she married the love of her life at an age when some would have said she was over the hill and way past her prime. (Clichés often speak the truth, don’t they?) A lifelong sailor, she was delighted to find that Michael also longed to cruise lovely waters, which is what they did from Northern CA to Mexico, spending too-few years in the incomparable Sea of Cortez. Sea Venture, their 50′ ketch, is back home in North Carolina now because Normandie’s mama needed care. Still, it’s gorgeous there, too, and she can write from home as easily as she could on the boat.

Her two grown children, son-in-law, and two step-sons are handsome (or gorgeous, as the case may be), talented, and a delight. And now there’s a new granddaughter and grandson in the mix–woohoo! She just wishes they lived a lot closer to home.

Look for Sea Venture’s clipper bow and beautiful lines as she slips into a harbor near you.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Normandie Fischer and ENT appreciate it.


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