Light between Oceans,by M.L. Stedman, is a beautifully written story where you can hear the waves, feel the love and pain between the well developed characters. They are all so real. . I could not put this book down.
Tom Sherbourne, a Word War 1 Veteran, returns to Australia and finds himself a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Island, a tiny island off the coast of Australia. Not long thereafter, Tom marries Isabelle and they settle down on the isolated island. At first life is blissful, but as time moves one Isabelle struggles with her pregnancies and gives birth to a stillborn son after two miscarriages.. During this period of grief, a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man and a small crying infant.
The decision between two good people, seemingly right at the time, proves to have heart breaking consequences a few years later.
Light between Oceans explores motherhood, life & death, questions of right and wrong, and difficult moral issues.
Would we do what’s morally right even when we know it will break our loved ones spirit? Or would be continue to be tormented, by what we’ve done wrong, in order to protect our own?
This was a great read with a story not easily forgotten.
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