This mesmerizing Australian novel has been a bestselling book around the world, and Hollywood movie rights were recently snapped up by Dreamworks, with David Heyman (Harry Potter) set to produce. It is the winner of three prestigious ABIA awards, including their 'Book of the Year', and also won the Indie Awards' 'Book of the Year'.
They break the rules and follow their hearts. What happens next will break yours.
1926. Tom Sherbourne is a young lighthouse keeper on a remote island off Western Australia. The only inhabitants of Janus Rock, he and his wife Isabel live a quiet life, cocooned from the rest of the world.
Then one April morning a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man and a crying infant - and the path of the couple's lives hits an unthinkable crossroads.
Only years later do they discover the devastating consequences of the decision they made that day - as the baby's real story unfolds ...
Winner of three ABIA awards for Best Literary Novel, Best Newcomer and Book of the Year
Winner of two India Awards for Best Debut and Book of the Year
Recently voted Historical Novel of 2012 by GoodReads' reading community
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
When World War I veteran Tom and his new wife, Isabel, take up residence in the lighthouse on Australia's remote Janus Rock, their future prospects seem as infinite as the sea that surrounds them. From this memorable premise, Australian author M.L. Stedman spins out a twisty plot that pulls no punches, upending Tom and Isabel's life and keeping them—and us—guessing at their eventual fate. At once heartbreaking and stubbornly hopeful, The Light Between Oceans is a love story, a morality tale and above all a, gorgeously written yarn you won't want to put down.
I enjoyed this book. Made me sad but still loved it.
A wonderful story
This a wonderful story. I was feeling to the bone.
A beautiful heartbreaking story
I enjoyed The Light Between the Oceans as much this time as I did on first reading it several years ago. A fascinating plot, beautifully written, really pulls at the heart strings.