The Light Between Oceans
A Compelling story of Love and Tragedy
Imagine living on a remote island as a lighthouse keeper. What would your life be like? Then imagine bringing another person to the island to live with you. What would you share? What secrets would you keep? Add to this bringing a baby into the mix and you have the setting of this delightful book.
The Light Between Oceans is the first novel by M L Stedman. The book is set in the 1920's in western Australia. It is a book of mystery, romance and history set at a lighthouse isloated from the coast by 100 miles of water.
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M. L. Stedman was born in Australia and now lives in London. The Light Between Oceans is her first novel.
The Light Betweem Oceans - M L Stedman
This was M L Stedman's first novel and I surely hope this is just one of many books for her. I loved this book from the first page to the last. It tells the story of Tom Sherbourne, a man who spends four years on the Western Front during the war and when he comes home to Australia he finds he needs to be alone with his thoughts. He takes a job as a lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, a post that leaves him very isolated from other people, On one of his leaves he meets and falls in love with Isabel. The book then tells of their lives on the island, their struggles to have children, and a surprising change that one decision makes in their life.
The book explores how one decision made by one man and one woman can effect the lives of others. The book shows their love for each other and how it takes them through good times and bad. It is sometimes very traumatic but yet you want to keep reading. An excellent read that I would highly recommend for anyone who loves books about relationships, romance and history.
If you love lighthouses, like I do, than the setting of this book is an extra bonus!!
A great read from the first page to the last.
"I grew up with the West Australian landscape, and I so enjoyed putting it on the page,"M.L. Stedman says of the remote setting of her novel 'The Light Between Oceans.'
reference Christian Science Monitor 9/18/2012
Hunting Island Lighthouse
Tallest U.S. lighthouse - Cape Hatteras, NC (191 ft.)
Oldest U.S. Lighthouse in Service - Sandy Hook, NJ (1764)
First U.S. Lighthouse to Use Electricity - Statue of Liberty (1886)
First American West Coast Lighthouse - Alcatraz Lighthouse (1854)
Morris Island Lighthouse
Fiction Books - what do you enjoy
I love to read just about everything. I am in a book club which is a great way to be introduced to new types of books and new authors. I would have a hard time picking my favorite genre of book if I had to choose just one. It is great when a book has a bit of romance, history, mystery and relationships like "The Light Between Oceans".