• Title : The Light Between Oceans

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  • ISBN: 1451681739

  • Format Type: Hardcover

  • Number of Pages: 343 pages


The Light Between Oceans Description

A captivating, beautiful, and stunningly accomplished debut novel that opens in 1918 Australia the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who make one devastating choice that forever changes two worlds.A captivating, beautiful, and stunningly accomplished debut novel that opens in 1918 Australia the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who make one devastating choice that forever changes two worlds 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..



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thumbnail Title: The Light Between Oceans
Author:M.L. Stedman
ISBN :1451681739
ranting: 4.5
Reviewer: 67 Reviews
Description: A captivating, beautiful, and stunningly accomplished debut novel that opens in 1918 Australia the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who make one devastating choice that forever changes two wo

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