Book Review: The Light Between Oceans

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the-light-between-oceans“You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things.”

The second book I’ve read for Historical Tapestry’s 2014 Historical Reading Challenge is M.L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans. This touching novel set in 1926, tells the love story of Tom Sherbourne and his wife Isobel,  who live off the Australian coast in a lighthouse. Unable to bear children of their own, the to find a boat washed upon the island’s shore with a dead man and crying baby aboard. While Tom looks at this tragedy as an event he must repeatedly report, Isobel looks at it as her prayers to god answered.

Tom, whose records as a lighthouse keeper are meticulous and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel has taken the…

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