The Light Between Oceans: A Novel by M. L. Stedman Paperback Book

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Author: M. L. Stedman

Format: Quality Paperback, Unabridged-CD

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

Published: Apr 2013

Genre: Fiction - Historical - General

Retail Price: $17.00

Pages: 384

Synopsis

AFTER FOUR HARROWING YEARS ON THE WESTERN Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day's journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby's cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a "gift from God," and against Tom's judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.

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Reviews

BookLender review by Mary on 2013-10-21 10:40:21

I have read this book twice, I loved it so much. I had my book club read it and we gave it four stars out of four. Its amazing what one small lie can turn into to. Once it is done you cant take it back. How it impacted so many others was just so well written. There is not one section of this book that I did not love, you need to read it!