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The Light Between Oceans Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found here Australia 1926 After four harrowing years fighting on the Western Front Tom Sherbourne returns home to take 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 and shore leaves are granted every other year at best 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 whose records as a lighthouse keeper are meticulous and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war wants to report the man and infant immediately But Isabel has taken the tiny baby to her breast 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 M L Stedman's mesmerizing beautifully written debut novel seduces us into accommodating Isabel's decision to keep this gift from God And we are swept into a story about extraordinarily compelling characters seeking to find their North Star in a world where there is no right answer where justice for one person is another's tragic loss


About the Author: M.L. Stedman

ML Stedman was born and raised in Western Australia and now lives in London The Light Between Oceans is her first novel



10 thoughts on “The Light Between Oceans

  1. says:

    I am going to start with review with a disclaimer This review is subjective from my point of view etc I thought this book was terrible bad no good You don’t have to agree with me and you could think that this was the most AMAZING book and your eyes almost exploded from all the awesomeness that traveled through them to reach


  2. says:

    The Light Between Oceans is an incredibly moving novel about what happens when good people make bad decisions The story takes place in the town of Point Partageuse Australia during the 1920s The story begins when a light house keeper and his wife find a life boat containing a live baby and dead man on the shore of their isolated islan


  3. says:

    On the Offshore Lights you can live any story you want to tell yourself and no one will say you’re wrong not the seagulls not the prisms not the windSo Isabel floats further and further into her world of divine benevolence where prayers are answered where babies arrive by the will of God and the working of currents There's this married coup


  4. says:

    The book 4 starsThe audiobook negative 1000 stars on that laterThis book was a soul crushing catch 22 The decisions the characters had to make and the options they are presented with range from totally awful to not all that great It was interesting to read a book that felt the entire way through like there is no chance for a happy ending Which bad opt


  5. says:

    Sometimes life turns out hard Isabel Sometimes it just bites right through you And sometimes just when you think it's done its worst it comes back and takes another chunkRemember when you were four years old and your mother was just about your entire world? If you can remember that long ago feeling of attachment to a parent or if you have a child or if you hav


  6. says:

    Please visit wwwreadrantrockandrollcom to see this review and others The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman is a heart wrenching story about a relationship between two people and the risks they're willing to take for each other I'm going to say that for me the story was heart wrenching You can feel the love that Tom and Isabel have for each other Tom who would do anythi


  7. says:

    i found this story to be rather simple but theres a certain kind of attractiveness present in its simplicity the uncomplicated nature of the storytelling really allowed me to not only imagine but connect with the loneliness of being the sole lighthouse keeper on an isolated island the unforgiving beauty of the sea and the uaintness of a sleepy seaside australian town its definit


  8. says:

    What a wonderfully complex and morally riveting story I literally could not put this down and read for a solid 3 hours last night until 1am when I finished this bookWhen Tom Sherbourne returned from WWI he was a shattered man He needed a uiet place to gather his thoughts to calm himself as he didn’t believe he should have survived the war when his mates did not So he became a lighthous


  9. says:

    I just can’t do this Halfway through but cannot go on There are people waiting for this library copy and the library is calling it back in so I am going to relinuish it to someone who actually wants to read it Given the moral choices that form the heart of the plot this could have been a much better book if it were you know well written Apart from the fairly good initial characterization of Tom


  10. says:

    Español English“A veces deseamos tanto algo ue nos engañamos y creemos haberlo encontrado”Lo ue se nos presenta auí es una historia moral entre lo bueno y lo malo ue conlleva una decisión Eso sí muy bien escritaThomas Tom Sherbourne después de terminar la Primera Guerra Mundial y ueriendo dejar atrás todos los malos recuerdos de su niñez y la muerte de soldados decide presentarse para el puest


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