Friday, February 22, 2013

Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

By  M.L. Stedman

3 1/2 Stars

Mixed emotions make me hesitate to write about The Light Between Oceans.  I liked it.  I really did.  But I also disliked it.   Someone who reviewed this book commented it was a “high concept” book.  In that area, I disagree.  As I read the book I felt I had read it before which insists the storyline is not unique.

However, the characters drew me into the story--A good man, a good woman gone slightly mad, and a woman whose child disappears.  Yet eventually I thought to myself.  Really?  The characters began to wear on my nerves.  The story became  far-fetched.   I found my credulity stretched to the point I didn’t care much for any of them.  (I always want to like a least one character in a book.)

Overall,  The Light Between Oceans is an enjoyable read.  It focuses on human nature and what a person will do for someone they love dearly.   It’s a good book to think about and then ask yourself, “What would I have done?”

Read Light Between Oceans if you like:
·      Character driven stories
·      Historical fiction        
·      Mild Suspense

Favorite Quote:  “Your family’s never in your past. You carry it around with you everywhere.”   By M. L. Stedman

Content Rating:   None

Happy Reading,

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