The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

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Read The Light Between Oceans Online Free - 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 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 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.

The Light Between Oceans is exquisite and unforgettable, a deeply moving novel.



Title : The Light Between Oceans
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ISBN : 1451681739
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 343 pages


Reviews


Barbara rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 30, 2015

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...


Gabe rated it ★★★★★

December 17, 2015

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 de...


Khanh (the meanie) rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 29, 2014

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 wind. So Isabel floats further and further into her world of divine benevolence, where prayers are answered, where babies arrive by the will of God...


Jeanette rated it ★★★★☆

December 04, 2012

"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 chunk." Remember when you were four years old, and your mother was just about your entire world? If you can remember that long-...


Suzanne rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 19, 2013

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 relinquish 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...


Brenda rated it ★★★★★

October 17, 2016

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 book! When Tom Sherbourne returned from WWI, he was a shattered man. He needed a quiet place to gather his thoughts, to calm himself,...


Ninoska rated it ★★★★☆

August 11, 2017

Español - English “A veces deseamos tanto algo que nos engañamos y creemos haberlo encontrado.” Lo que se nos presenta aquí es una historia moral, entre lo bueno y lo malo que conlleva una decisión. Eso sí, muy bien escrita. Thomas (Tom) Sherbourne después de terminar la Primera Guerra Mundial y que...


Chaitra rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 20, 2015

ETA: Sep 20, 2015 Oh, this review. First, I read this book way back in 2012. I don't know that I would write such a review now, whether or not I hate a book. I've had an attitude shift, if not in life, then in review writing. I've wanted to change it for a while now, but I don't remember most of t...


Matthew rated it ★★★★☆

July 08, 2016

The book - 4 stars The audiobook - negative 1000 stars! (more on that later) This 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 entir...


Kristalia rated it ★★★★★

October 05, 2015

Final rating: 5/5 stars “...or I can forgive and forget...Oh, but my treasure, it is so much less exhausting. You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things...we always have a choice.” One word: Beautiful. And als...





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