Excerpt from The Light Between Oceans

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I am just finishing The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman. It has been a very interesting book with some unexpected twists and turns. There is some beautiful language and some very profound quotes. Fate miraculously presents a returned soldier with PTSD and his wife, who has suffered from three miscarriages with an apparently orphaned baby. But… life doesn’t actually work that way…

To have any kind of a future you’ve got to give up hope of ever changing your past.

M. L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans

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, 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, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and 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.

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