03 April 2014

March Reading Recap

First off, I am excited to announce I have signed up for my first Craft Fair!  I've been spending time sewing & getting ready for it, so I only have one book to review for March.

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (4/5)

Tom Sherbourne, a young, quiet and reserved veteran, decides to take a lighthouse keepers post on Janus Rock, the most southwestern island of Australia between the Southern and Indian Oceans.  Before departing he meets Isabel, a feisty and fun girl, and after writing back & forth, the two get married and start their life together on the secluded post.  After dealing with infertility and Tom's guilt over surviving war when so many of his comrades were lost, it's as if their dreams came true when a stranded boat appears on the shore along with a baby - who they name Lucy.  Isabel who is a natural mother loves the child as her own, and little Lucy makes her way into Tom's heart as well.  However, upon learning more about the situation surrounding how Lucy came into their lives, Tom and Isabel become divided about what to do next.

This is a well-written book and the author makes it easy to get lost in the story and what it would be like to live isolated on an island keeping the beacon of light for passing ships.  Overall, I give it a 4 out of 5.

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