I read a lot. And by a lot I mean a lot. I'm talking about 2 books at a time, anywhere from 4-6 books a month. Yep, nerd alert. I would start a book blog if I had the time....
I love sharing books on the blog and I know I don't as much as I'd like too but every once and a while I across one that is just so stinkin' good I can't keep it to myself and I couldn't wait to write my thoughts on this book.
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.
I'll do my best to keep it basic enough not to give away anything but let you in enough to spark an interest.
Set in Australia in the 1920's (which I hope already sparks some interest) a man and wife run a lighthouse on Janus island. They can't have any children, and one day a boat with a dead man and alive baby floats onto the shore.
They decide to keep the child and as the story unwinds, good and bad comes from the choice. Eventually life catches up to them and secrets of their private life on the island are revealed.
It is written so so so incredibly well. The author is amazing. The characters are incredible and the story itself is not only creative but written in a way that it takes you up and down, in and out and all around...in a good way. You start asking yourself what you'd do in this situation and you can't agree with one character or the other because the choices are based between love and logic. And those can get muddled sometimes. You feel for the mother but ache for the logical father. You hurt for the child but want what's best too.
It was one of those books half way through you are thinking "If this doesn't end right, I'm going to hate this book!" but although it didn't end exactly how I wanted it to, it ended in a good way. I was more than pleased.
Loved everything about it and give it a serious 10 out of 10 for great characters, good story line, emotional connection, incredible writing and a adult novel that was clean.
A definite must-read. Let me know if you have and what you thought of it.