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Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found here Australia 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 The Light PDF or season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best Tom brings a young bold and loving wife Isabel Years later after two 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 your brain which leapt in your skull with every sentence you read and that is fine I do not think that you are inferior to me Now on to my review Stop here for spoilers although you might regret it It s an awesome reviewI am not one to judge books by their covers although a good cover is always a bonus and this book has a excellent one Props to the graphic designer Combined with being on the New York Times Best Seller list and having an first rate premise I thought this one was a winner But I was wrong DEAD WRONG ok that is a little dramatic If I was describe my reading experience like the ocean tides sometimes I would be fine floating near the shore but other times it would sweep me out to sea with its ridiculousness The conclusion didn t help the novel s case It left a distinctly bitter taste in my mouth So basically the premise is that a couple Tom and Isabel living on a island in a lighthouse in Australia find a dead man and baby ashore Isabel filled with grief from her last three miscarriages begs her husband to kidnap the baby and bury the dead man in a ditch so she can be fulfilled as a woman and finally have a child She assumes that the mother is dead so I mean is she really doing anything wrong It s like when you find a stray dog and it has a collar What if the dog was being abused so that s why it ran away It s your duty to keep that cute dog and love it forever Except This is a BABY Now I have never had a miscarriage nor have I ever had children so I guess this is why I hated Isabel so much I don t understand her point of view AT ALL I agreed with Tom and was pretty mad when his sympathies got the better of him I mean really it s a BABY people It is a human life you re messing withSo Tom and Isabel visit the main land like every three years and this time they bring the baby who they have named Lucy for her christening and to show off to everyone Now here comes the twist the mother is alive Shocker I know So Tom once again is like Hey this is kidnapping now and the mother is literally insane with grief Maybe we should give back her baby And Isabel is all like No I can t have babies And I am a selfish person who is pretending to be a good person by saying it is better for the baby if she stays with us We can t confuse Lucy For me I have always thought love was doing what is best for the person you care for Apparently this is not what Isabel thinks love is so this makes her the villain of the story in my perspectiveSo of course Tom and Isabel are found out eventually all by Tom s doing so he takes the blame for everything This is the point where I want to give up on the book and it s not because I hate Isabel for letting Tom take the blame to make him suffer for taking Lucy away The story is full of pointless dialog and characters and not even Jane Austin style with enjoyable pointless dialog It is like Stedman s publisher was like This novel has to be 300 pages so get on that and write me some I think I would have enjoyed this story much if it was a short story I skimmed the last chapters just so I could be done with it Now there are some redeeming factors to this novel I mean it s not like this is 50 Shades of Gray terrible I gave it two stars Stedman is a great writer when it comes down to descriptions of the island of Janus and little antidotes about the 1920 s in Australia I just didn t like her characters NOT one of them So my conclusion is read this book for yourself and make up your own opinion As for me I still need to learn that judging a book by its cover is a phrase for a reason EDITSo I just found out that they are making this book into a movie Because Hollywoodhttpwwwimdbcomtitlett2547584refnvsr1 Idenics 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 your brain which leapt in your skull with every sentence you read and that is fine I do not think that you are inferior to me Now on to my review Stop here for spoilers although you might regret it It s an awesome reviewI am not one to judge books by their covers although a good cover is always a bonus and this book has a excellent one Props to the graphic designer Combined with being on the New York Times Best Seller list and having an first rate Night Owl Loonette premise I thought this one was a winner But I was wrong DEAD WRONG ok that is a little dramatic If I was describe my reading experience like the ocean tides sometimes I would be fine floating near the shore but other times it would sweep me out to sea with its ridiculousness The conclusion didn t help the novel s case It left a distinctly bitter taste in my mouth So basically the Deadshifted (Edie Spence, premise is that a couple Tom and Isabel living on a island in a lighthouse in Australia find a dead man and baby ashore Isabel filled with grief from her last three miscarriages begs her husband to kidnap the baby and bury the dead man in a ditch so she can be fulfilled as a woman and finally have a child She assumes that the mother is dead so I mean is she really doing anything wrong It s like when you find a stray dog and it has a collar What if the dog was being abused so that s why it ran away It s your duty to keep that cute dog and love it forever Except This is a BABY Now I have never had a miscarriage nor have I ever had children so I guess this is why I hated Isabel so much I don t understand her El agujero del infierno point of view AT ALL I agreed with Tom and was The Essential Jim Brickman, Vol. 4 (Piano/Vocal/Chords) pretty mad when his sympathies got the better of him I mean really it s a BABY Teddy people It is a human life you re messing withSo Tom and Isabel visit the main land like every three years and this time they bring the baby who they have named Lucy for her christening and to show off to everyone Now here comes the twist the mother is alive Shocker I know So Tom once again is like Hey this is kidnapping now and the mother is literally insane with grief Maybe we should give back her baby And Isabel is all like No I can t have babies And I am a selfish Calling Me Home person who is The Taint of Lovecraft pretending to be a good Mr. Francis Wife person by saying it is better for the baby if she stays with us We can t confuse Lucy For me I have always thought love was doing what is best for the The Shadow People person you care for Apparently this is not what Isabel thinks love is so this makes her the villain of the story in my The Aliens Mate (Warriors of Luxiria, perspectiveSo of course Tom and Isabel are found out eventually all by Tom s doing so he takes the blame for everything This is the Degrees of Elevation point where I want to give up on the book and it s not because I hate Isabel for letting Tom take the blame to make him suffer for taking Lucy away The story is full of Demons, Yes--But Thank God for Good Angels pointless dialog and characters and not even Jane Austin style with enjoyable The Pride and Prejudice Movie Cookbook pointless dialog It is like Stedman s Vietnam Perkasie publisher was like This novel has to be 300 Losing Strength and Dexterity phrase for a reason EDITSo I just found out that they are making this book into a movie Because Hollywoodhttpwwwimdbcomtitlett2547584refnvsr1

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L 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 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 Sherbourne as a WWI vet suffering from memories of a troubled childhood and PTSD from war time experiences and some alright landscape descriptions this book was on the whole filled with sappy simplistic and sentimental writing than rendered the whole thing fairly bad And the longer it went on the the badness grated on me I had to give up at page 176 because I no longer cared about the conseuences of the moral choices the characters had made even though the intrinsic complexity of the uestions at the core of the story remained an interesting dilemma Getting to any possible answers if there were any or even seeing how it played out was just too painful Thank you Kerry for your review that released me and saved me from a few hours of this My Recommendation Avoid Mon patron voulait que je tape les seins nus 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 His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch person is another's tragic loss I just can t do this Halfway through but cannot go on There are The Doctors Dating Bargain 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 The Collection 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 Sherbourne as a WWI vet suffering from memories of a troubled childhood and PTSD from war time experiences and some alright landscape descriptions this book was on the whole filled with sappy simplistic and sentimental writing than rendered the whole thing fairly bad And the longer it went on the the badness grated on me I had to give up at Whispers of Feathers page 176 because I no longer cared about the conseuences of the moral choices the characters had made even though the intrinsic complexity of the uestions at the core of the story remained an interesting dilemma Getting to any Mount série tome 3 - L'empire du mal possible answers if there were any or even seeing how it Entrepreneurial Vernacular played out was just too Advanced C Programming by Example painful Thank you Kerry for your review that released me and saved me from a few hours of this My Recommendation Avoid

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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 Isabe 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 anything for Isabel is a special character I fell in love with from the start Is what they do right or wrong The story is sure to test your moral judgement I promised to spend my life with you I still want to spend my life with you Izz I ve learned the hard way that to have any kind of a future you ve got to give up hope of ever changing your past I did find certain parts a little boring but the last half of the book I couldn t stop until the end However I do wish it would ve ended differently The conclusion I was looking for wasn t the one I received but that s the way the author wrote it and it s still good It s worth reading and I d recommend it to anyone I m really looking forward to reading by this author and hope she writes in the future4


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 your brain which leapt in your skull with every sentence you read and that is fine I do not thin

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    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 island Through a mixture of misplaced intentions and unsupported superstition the

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    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 a

  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

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    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 pare

  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 s

  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 l

  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 lighthouse keeper and over the ne

  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

  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 d

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