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    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 w

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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 w

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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 answered where babies arrive by the will of God and the working of currents There's this

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    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 and the options they are presented with range from totally awful to not all that great It was interesting to read a book that felt the entire way through like there is no chance for a happy ending Which bad option will be the outcome? The audiobook is terrible So bad that I will never listen to anoth

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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 b

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    Please visit wwwreadrantrockandrollcom to see this review and others The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman is a heart wrenching story about

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    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 loneliness of being the sole lighthouse keeper on an isolated island the unforgiving beauty of the s

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    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 next few years he did his job an

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    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

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    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 después de terminar la Primera Guerra Mundial y ueriendo dejar atrás todos los malos recuerdos de

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The Light Between Oceans

Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found here 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 miscarr. 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 Dull Men of Great Britain the Western Front Tom Sherbourne returns home Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep to The Making of Modern Medicine take a job as Ad Women the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock nearly half a day's journey from Oh! 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Pool Sunday that is fine I do not Scottish Exodus think Antonia White that you are inferior A Word Child to my review Stop here for spoilers although you might regret it It s an awesome reviewI am not one Alan Titchmarshs Fill My Stocking to judge books by Fill My Stocking their covers although a good cover is always a bonus and Things That Matter this book has a excellent one Props Sibling Rivalry to Essential CG Lighting Techniques the graphic designer Combined with being on A House In The High Hills the New York Times Best Seller list and having an first rate premise I Sunshine and Shadows thought The Palace of Dreams this one was a winner But I was wrong DEAD WRONG ok Two Wings to Veil My Face that is a little dramatic If I was describe my reading experience like The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd the ocean The Porcelain Thief tides sometimes I would be fine floating near The Porcelain Thief the shore but other The Mad Queen times it would sweep me out Aesops Fables to sea 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Magical Acts the blame for everything This is The Descent of Alette the point where I want Hedged to give up on The Puppy That Came for Christmas and Stayed Forever the book and it s not because I hate Isabel for letting Tom The Year the Gypsies Came take The Kingdom the blame O Assassinato Perfeito to make him suffer for The Road to Lichfield 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 Tales of Ancient Egypt to be 300 pages so get on Tales of Ancient Egypt that and write me some I The Perfect Murder (Inspector Ghote, think I would have enjoyed Lislam Et Le Réveil Arabe this story much if it was a short story I skimmed The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English the last chapters just so I could be done with it Now The White Guns there are some redeeming factors The Book of Football Quotations to Governess Gone Rogue (Dear 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Summary The Light Between Oceans

Iages 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. 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 and the options they are presented with range from totally awful to not all that great It was interesting to read a book that felt the entire way through like there is no chance for a happy ending Which bad option will be the outcome The audiobook is terrible So bad that I will never listen to another book by this reader Noah Taylor His odd inflections weird and freuent pauses poor enunciation and whispering made this painful to listen to As much as I did enjoy the book I was thankful when it was over

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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 lo. 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 loneliness of being the sole lighthouse keeper on an isolated island the unforgiving beauty of the sea and the uaintness of a sleepy seaside australian town its definitely the writing and the atmosphere it creates that propels this story oh and tom tom deserves every good thing in this world and i know i would hop on the first boat out to his little island to play lighthouse keeper with him loli will say i wasnt really a fan of the plot in the second half of the book only because it made me resent isabel which in turn made me feel bad for tom but im not a parent so maybe i just couldnt empathise with her in that particular situation regardless the strong evocative ability of the storytelling definitely makes reading this book worthwhile 4 stars

  • Hardcover
  • 362
  • The Light Between Oceans
  • M.L. Stedman
  • English
  • 08 November 2018
  • 9781451681734

About the Author: M.L. Stedman

ML Stedman was born and raised in Western Australia and now lives in London The Light Between Oceans is her first novel