The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman – great movie too!

I’m always happy when a book’s film adaptation is a good one – and this one of The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman is terrific!

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The Light Between Oceans – a great story on the pages and on the screen!


It’s a win-win when a movie adaptation is just as good as the book and I found this out when I watched The Light Between Oceans starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander.

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.


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16 thoughts on “The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman – great movie too!

    1. I did like it. It’s a really great love story and I always love books set near the sea. I think you might like it too! Thanks for stopping by, Jill. Hope your writing is coming along well!

  1. Where have I been? ANd why didn’t I know this was a movie??? I loved the book, so now I’ve gotta get my hands on the DVD. Or is it on Netflix? I’ll go check…thanks!

    1. I got it on DVD – borrowed it from the library on the recommendation of one of my coworkers. I really enjoyed the movie and the actors were great! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hope you can get your hands on it quick! 😉

  2. I loved the book — thanks for the reminder that I still need to check out the movie! I’m glad to hear that you thought so highly of it.

  3. Barbara, I loved both the book and the movie, which is not always the case. Usually after reading books, I’m disappointed in the film adaptations. So this was well worth it and highly recommended. Thanks for the review!

    1. Hi Lauren, yes both the book and the movie were very good. You’re right, sometimes the film is disappointing. It’s always risky to make a movie based on a book, isn’t it? Thanks for stopping by!

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