The Light Between Oceans – a great story on the pages and on the screen!
Set on an island off Western Australia just after World War I, it’s the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife, who live alone on Janus Rock. One day, they discover a boat that has washed ashore, carrying a dead man and a crying baby. Heartbroken over their own losses, they are faced with a decision that will shape the rest of their lives.
Despite being isolated from the world, it’s no surprise that Tom and Isabel Sherbourne’s choice ultimately affects a great many people and a complicated story emerges. It is a story of love, marriage, family and sacrifice.
Terrific filming and a great moral dilemma make this movie a satisfying tear-jerker and I felt the heartstrings being pulled from many directions. Read the book first and watch the movie second? I think it can be done in either order!
Click here for a more detailed review of The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.
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