Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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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