Saturday 9 February 2013

Book Review - The Light Between Oceans

ISBN: 9781451681734

Genre: Fiction

Synopsis: This is a story of right and wrong, and how sometimes they look the same … 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. 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.


I loved this book, from cover to cover, I was totally enthralled and found myself looking forward to getting to bed a little earlier so that I would have some extra time to devote to my reading :)

The author manages to portray the "Human-ness" of the characters well. 
One gets confronted with the different options we have in our day-to-day lives.
The fine line between what is right, what is wrong and what the heart just wants!

I often am touched by a well written book, but never have had the experience of literally sitting there, tissue in hand, trying to decipher the blurry words through eyes full of tears!
This was an extremely touching novel portraying the diversity of complex emotions and reactions as they can only be experienced in the "Real-World"

I would warmly recommend this book to anyone who wants to snuggle down with a really good book.

Rating: 5 Owls

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  1. I can't agree more. Can't wait to go to bed tonight. I met an author of a book about the light houses in Nova Scotia and bought the book he wrote. Later I wrote an articel for a magazine about the light houses and the keepers and contacted the author who was a light house keeper himself for many years. I will write him and ask if he know the book. :-)

    1. Oh wow, so cool, I would love to live in one, how peaceful, tend to my garden, cook, bake and knit :)


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