Baby appears. Parents desperate. Consequences result.
They break the rules and follow their hearts. What happens next will break yours.
1926. Tom Sherbourne is the 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- and the baby’s real story unfolds…
This book is amazing! Once I started it I could hardly put it down. The way this book is written makes you root for both the protagonists and antagonists. Midway through the book the lines become blurred between who is in the wrong and who is right.
We follow the main characters throughout their lives. I would recommend this book very highly and encourage you all to read it! This book has won many awards because of the fascinating and original story line combined with rich and mesmerizing prose.
Release Date: 20 March 2012
Tom Sherbourne, The Light Between Oceans
“We each get a little turn at life, and if this ends up being how my turn went, it will still have been worth it.”
Tom Sherbourne because of his complexity as a character.
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QFTR (Questions for the Readers)
- Why do you think the author selected ‘The Light Between Oceans’ as the title?
- Which character won your sympathy throughout the novel? Who were you rooting for?
- How did Tom’s previous experiences in the war influence the story?
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