Review: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

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My thoughts:
This truly is a spectacular read, no matter what genre you prefer. Its the type of book that will make you think and everyone will find a character to relate to, no matter your moral standing. Included below is a synopsis of the book so you have a better idea.
At first, its very easy to judge and point , maybe even scoff at their choices. But as you go deeper into the characters and the plot, I guarantee your mind will be blown by the thoughts you’ll have. If you are a parent , this book will be especially touching, in more ways than one. I could feel the pain in Isabel, but also in Lucy’s biological mom.
If you’ve been through a miscarriage, and a baby just literally fell on your doorstep in a completely isolated place, no one would know …. What would you have done, truthfully?
A story worth reading.

About the book:
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.

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