The light between oceans nook edition

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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.

The Light Between Oceans is exquisite and unforgettable, a deeply moving novel.

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The light between oceans nook edition

  1. 1. The Light Between Oceansnook editionTo download now please click the link below.http://amzn.to/197PmvFOverviewAfter four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns toAustralia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half aday’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boatcomes 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 twomiscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on thewind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.
  2. 2. Tom, whose records as a lighthouse keeper are meticulous and whose moralprinciples have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infantimmediately. But Isabel has taken the tiny baby to her breast. Against Tom’sjudgment, 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 otherpeople in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.M. L. Stedman’s mesmerizing, beautifully written novel seduces us intoaccommodating Isabel’s decision to keep this “gift from God.” And we are sweptinto a story about extraordinarily compelling characters seeking to find theirNorth Star in a world where there is no right answer, where justice for oneperson is another’s tragic loss.The Light Between Oceans is exquisite and unforgettable, a deeply movingnovel.ReviewsWhat a wonderfully complex and morally riveting story! I literally could not putthis down, and read for a solid 3 hours last night, until 1am, when I finished thisbook!When Tom Sherbourne returned from WWI, he was a shattered man. He neededa quiet place to gather his thoughts, to calm himself, as he didn’t believe heshould have survived the war, when his mates did not. So he became alighthouse keeper, and over the next few years, he did his job, and learned histrade, until he accepted the job of lighthouse keeper on the small island of JanusRock, an extremely remote location off the coast of Western Australia.The small township of Partageuse was where he spent a week or so, beforeheading out to the island for his first look at Janus Rock, with the help of Ralphand Bluey. They would come out in The Windward Spirit every three monthswith his supplies, any mail, anything that was needed. But in the time he spentin Partageuse, he met up with the lovely Isabel Graysmark, and over the nextmonths, a quiet courtship occurred, with letters going back and forth on TheWindward Spirit with Ralph and Bluey.
  3. 3. On their marriage, in 1926, Isabel joined Tom on Janus Rock, and the two ofthem lived their lives happy, content, and isolated from the rest of the world.Their happiness was not complete however, as Isabel endured miscarriages anddepression, with Tom struggling to comfort her.One April morning, with the wind blowing strongly, a boat was washed ashore,with a dead man, and a crying baby onboard. The consequences of the choicesthey made that fateful day would live with them forever.As the years unfolded, their decision would see many lives affected, with anextremely devastating result. The continuing heartbreaking story will tear youapart, as you grapple with the right and wrong of love and loyalty.This debut novel by Aussie author M.L. Stedman is gripping in its intensity. Ihighly recommend this book.The Light Between Oceans was an incredible moving novel about what happenswhen good people make bad decisions. The story takes place in the town ofPoint Partageuse, Australia during the 1920s. The story begins when a lighthouse keeper (Tom) and his wife (Isabel) find a life boat with a dead man andlive baby in it on the beach and have to make tough decisions regarding thebabys future.This book was an incredible quick read, but never once did I feel it was forced orlacking in anyway. The story came together very quickly and doesnt waver fromthe central plot at anytime. I enjoy this kind of writing. I would rather read ashorter but more concise story, rather then a longer one that adds a whole lot ofnothing just for the sake of making it a long book.The story itself will touch you emotionally numerous times. Stedman createssome VERY difficult scenarios that make the reader question their own moralstanding. The author does a great job of having the reader totally sympathetic tothe main characters, despite us knowing that the actions taken by them werewrong. She forms a story so full of gray areas that as a reader you are directlyfeeling the same inner conflict as Tom and Isabel. It was truly an emotionallymoving and worthwhile story.
  4. 4. Considering this is Stedmans first published novel, I am incredibly excited to seewhat she produces next. This was a masterpiece in storytelling.My very first book for 2013, and one I spent the latter half of last year justlonging to get my hands on.Well, I finished The Light Between Oceans in only two sittings, in one single day!And this novel - a heartbreaking exploration of right and wrong, and the lonelywindswept grey island which lies between the two - has completely wrung meout on only Day One of a brand new reading year.How I wept. I mean absolutely WEPT. No parent could bear such sorrow, oneither side of the swirling misery that is conjured up and thrashed around herein Stedmans threnody to love and loss. A complex, haunting, disturbing moraldilemma rendered so powerfully, in such an exquisitely evocative setting.No one here is truly able to judge the actions of two hearts so utterly broken inthe wake of such trauma as the battlefields of World War One and the bitter,fruitless bed of perpetual miscarriage.There is no clear position for me to take at the end of this novel on what wasright and what was wrong. Instead, I am left to treasure an unforgettablypoignant image of human resilience in the face of love lost. A shifting, beautifulglimpse of the light that pervades even the deepest reaches of the humanpsyche, and the darkest waters of human morality.The Light Between Oceans is a thought provoking read about how decisionsmade can have grave consequences in the future. The story goes of TomSherbourne who after 4 years fighting in Europe during WW1 returns to Australiaa different man. After the horrors he seen he needs a complete break fromreality and finds it as a lighthouse keeper on a remote Island of WesternAustralia Janus Rock. For a while it is just him and the lighthouse and that is justthe way he likes it. but after being ashore on a few times and the only humancontact being supply ships that come every six months Tom starts to ponderwhat it would be like to share his life with someone else. That someone will showherself in name of Isabel Graysmark.Isabel is a fun loving and adventurous women and after a few chance encountersits clear to all there is more than just friendship there between the two. What
  5. 5. concerns Tom though is how Isabel would adapt to living on Janus with theisolation and harsh weather but Isabel assures Tom things will be fine and theywill be happy. Those thoughts are tested after two miscarriages and one stillbirththat rock Isabel to the core and leave Tom seemingly helpless on what to do.Just when the couple have resigned themselves to the thought of never beingparents then a boat would be found washed up onshore. Inside is a dead manand a baby girl. Tom wants to inform the mainland of there finding but Isabelconvinces Tom otherwise and the two will soon raise the child as there own adecision that will come back to haunt them later in life.This was an amazing read that had me constantly questioning what was rightand wrong and how in this case the line was alot finer than is normally the case.The two main characters were so likable and even with there choices i didntbegruge them wanting happiness after years of despair. Tom inparticular wasgreat as a tortured soul who just wanted to make Izz happy and would sacrificehimself to ensure her wellbeing. While the other characters all played significantroles in the decisons that are made. The characters all had parts to play andmade it feel like a community albeit one struggling to do the right thing. Januswas also memorable with Stedmans writing making me feel like i was thereexperiencing the isolation and how this was for Tom. The best thing about thebook was it made me think what would i do faced with the situation Tom And Izzfound themselves in? Yes putting yourself under the microscope might seemuncomfortable but it is also enlightening. This would be a perfect read for bookclubs and one i would gladly recommend the everyone.To download now please click the link below.http://amzn.to/197PmvF
  6. 6. concerns Tom though is how Isabel would adapt to living on Janus with theisolation and harsh weather but Isabel assures Tom things will be fine and theywill be happy. Those thoughts are tested after two miscarriages and one stillbirththat rock Isabel to the core and leave Tom seemingly helpless on what to do.Just when the couple have resigned themselves to the thought of never beingparents then a boat would be found washed up onshore. Inside is a dead manand a baby girl. Tom wants to inform the mainland of there finding but Isabelconvinces Tom otherwise and the two will soon raise the child as there own adecision that will come back to haunt them later in life.This was an amazing read that had me constantly questioning what was rightand wrong and how in this case the line was alot finer than is normally the case.The two main characters were so likable and even with there choices i didntbegruge them wanting happiness after years of despair. Tom inparticular wasgreat as a tortured soul who just wanted to make Izz happy and would sacrificehimself to ensure her wellbeing. While the other characters all played significantroles in the decisons that are made. The characters all had parts to play andmade it feel like a community albeit one struggling to do the right thing. Januswas also memorable with Stedmans writing making me feel like i was thereexperiencing the isolation and how this was for Tom. The best thing about thebook was it made me think what would i do faced with the situation Tom And Izzfound themselves in? Yes putting yourself under the microscope might seemuncomfortable but it is also enlightening. This would be a perfect read for bookclubs and one i would gladly recommend the everyone.To download now please click the link below.http://amzn.to/197PmvF

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