Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Light Between Oceans




I've looked at this book quite a few times and read some reviews. Most were complimentary but some weren't so I put off downloading it until this week when I needed a good book. Boy, was this ever good! I started it on Friday and finished it this morning just after 4am with tears streaming down my cheeks.

Tom Sherbourne has just returned from WWI and takes a post on the island of Janus as lighthouse keeper. He brings with him his bride, Isabel. After five years, two miscarriages, and a stillbirth, a boat washes ashore with a dead man and an alive baby girl.

They decide to just bury the body and raise the girl they name Lucy as their own. Everyone knew Isabel was pregnant but word hasn't gotten back to the mainland about the stillbirth so it is easy to pass Lucy off as theirs.

But can they live with their consciences? And, what happens when they find out who Lucy's real parents are?

The writing is exquisite. The characters are flawed but likable. The plot is believable. A thousand thumbs up!


5 comments:

Literary Feline said...

I really like the cover of this book--and it sounds good too! I am glad you liked it so much, Linda!

Katie said...

Love your blog!

EK Reading Club said...

This has more to do with your blog than the book. I love people who read. I started a reading blog for my former students who are learning English so my focus is a little different but I congratulate you for your blog and love of reading!

Darlene said...

I just wanted to pop in and say Merry Christmas to you and your family Linda. All the best in the new year!

Andean, Inc. said...

I have this one on my shelf waiting to be read. Thinking I will move it to the top of the pile!