Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans By M.L. Stedman   Life. Death. War. Love. The world does not stop spinning and the waves do not stop crashing on the rocky islands surrounding southern Australia. It is post WWI and Tom is an honored, brave soldier that is trying to rebuild his life and put the death and destruction he witnessed behind him. He falls in love with Isabel in a small town just as he is beginning his post as lighthouse keeper on a rocky deserted island 100 miles away, called Janus. They marry and live in their own little world, isolated from all of civilization. The only voices they hear are each others and there is nothing they would not do in the name of love. But things are not always easy and there is a fine line between right and wrong. They are struggling with protecting their happiness at whatever the cost, convincing themselves the circumstances allow it. This novel is a love story, it is a debate of moral values, of family and friendship. The best lesson, forgiving -  you only have to do once, anger you have to feed continuously. Quite interestingly, and not a spoiler, the author M.L., I was positive! was a male and it turned out to be a woman. It is shockingly her first novel and sure to be a smash success!! Do not miss this one!!! Highly recommend this excellent read!!

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