Today's book is a recommendation from my wife.
Cheri read this book last week and said it was fantastic!
She had trouble putting it down.
The Light Between Oceans: A Novel Hardcover
by M. L. Stedman
The years-long New York Times bestseller soon to be a major
motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks that is
“irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted
from the first page” (O, The Oprah Magazine).
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.f
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.