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The Light Between Oceans
The Light Between Oceans
Author: M. L. Stedman
Would you accept a chance for happiness even if it wasn't yours to have? This is a story about a lighthouse keeper and his wife, who live on a lonely island with just seagulls, stars and buffeting winds for company. It's about a tiny baby and a dead man in a boat that drifts ashore one April morning, and the apparently harmless decision made tha...  more
ISBN-13: 9780857521019
ISBN-10: 0857521012
Publication Date: 4/1/2012
Pages: 368
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Transworld Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 87
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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS was the December 2012 pick in my neighborhood book club.

I've officially renamed it, THE YAWN BETWEEN OCEANS. The writing style just wasn't for me. I found the narrative very boring. It rambled, filled with eye-glazing details about lighthouse keeping, war, politics, etc.

The plot and characters were also very contrived. There's too much "it-just-so-happens-that" for it to be engaging: the couple struggling to start a family just so happens to be on an isolated island, and just so happens to find a boat washed up with a baby, who just so happens to be a newborn, who just so happens to be perfect for passing off as the couple's own, because it just so happens no one knows Isabel miscarried...yada, yada. You get the picture.

This just wasn't creative enough for me to enjoy. I give it a C-.