Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Light Between Oceans- Bookish Thoughts #54



What The Light Between Oceans is about:
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 and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, 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. 

Six Sentence Saturday Wednesday Version:
I don't believe that I have the words to adequately express how lovely this book really is and how much it touched me. I found Tom and Isabel to be characters that I easily fell in love because the author made them real, oh so very real. Janus Rock became a main and integral character in this book with the vivid descriptions making it almost come alive in my mind. I cried at the pain Tom and Isabel experienced and I understood at a very basic human level why they made the choices that altered so many people's lives. This book was an emotional read and the tears flowed easily at the end. I embraced it all and when I finished the last page it was with a satisfied sniff!

Recommend? Oh absolutely! This is a book to be experienced...beautifully written from beginning to the tear-wrenching end!

Source: Public Library

Fellow book bloggers who influenced my decision to read this:
Lisa@ Lit and Life, Jane@ Fleur Fisher, and Alyce@ At Home with Books.

Bookish Thoughts #54
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27 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. It's on my TBR list :)

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  2. I MUST read this one soon; everyone has loved it -- glad to see that includes you:)

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  3. This sounds AMAZING!!! Adding to my list!!!

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  4. Wow, this one sounds incredible.

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  5. Everyone says it's lovely. I have my copy and it's waiting patiently for me to pick it up.

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  6. I've had this book on my radar and after reading your thoughts definitely will be reading it.

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  7. I have this one on my TBR list. I know it will be a tear-jerker, which means I have to read it when I'm ready. I'm glad to have read your thoughts on this.

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  8. I have this. I really need to read it!

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  9. You have me one step closer to reading this now.

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  10. I just had a discussion with a good friend about this one and we were saying that we hope our book club will pick it next! Sounds like you enjoyed it as much as my friend did!

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  11. I love what you have to say in recommend

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  12. The buzz on this book is fantastic. I need to get hold of a copy!

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  13. Glad to see that you liked this one so much!

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  14. There you go... adding to my wish list again!

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  15. It was beautiful on audio too, so glad you loved it. Such heartache, it made me sigh, in a beautiful, sad way.

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  16. Sounds like a book I need to get my hands on.

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  17. My mom loved this, you love this. I'm going to have to get it from her next weekend and read it soon!

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  18. I really need to add this to my TBR! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. So glad you liked this one so much, I've ordered it from the library and now I can't wait.

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  20. I may have to wait for all the hype to die down on this one. It sounds wonderful, but my expectations might be set a little too high. I think I have an ARC floating around here somewhere, but I wonder if it would be just as good on audio. Hmmm....

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  21. I'm so glad that I got to read your thoughts on this book as I've been considering reading it. I'm definitely going to be picking it up now!

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  22. What a great write up and sounds like a beautiful story. Almost makes me want to read it, but I can't handle tear jerkers.

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  23. Gosh, I wish there were more hours in the day to read all the books that sound so great to me. I'm definitely keeping this one in mind.

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  24. I just put in a request for this book at the library, though I may have to buy my own copy. I love emotional reads.

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  25. I've only seen/read positive things about this book, so it's on my TBR list! My list is absolutely ridiculous!!!

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  26. I have been seeing many positive reviews on this one. I will have to check it out.

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  27. It's great to see that you liked this one so much too!

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