Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.
Imagine living on a secluded island where the only other inhabitant is your husband. Your husband works long days to tend the light from the island’s lighthouse, leaving you alone with only your thoughts and the island. The only other human contact you have throughout the year is the supply ship that comes once each season.
The terrain of the island is rough and the ocean is unforgiving. Imagine the devastation of losing pregnancy after pregnancy as you live on this island of seclusion. You live everyday in your grief and sorrow, until one day you hear the cries of an infant that has washed ashore. After losing multiple children, you would do anything to keep to keep that baby, would you not? Would you lie to your family? Would you lie to the police? Would you lie to the grieving mother?
This is the story of Tom and Isabel Sherbourne in M.L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans: A Novel. This book is heartbreakingly beautiful and will bring you to tears. Plan on reading this with a big glass of vino and a tissue box. This amazing book, full of human emotion, was recently made into a movie starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander:
The movie was just recently released on DVD. I plan on watching it this evening with my husband and pups! I will share my thoughts of the film adaptation on Twitter. Make sure to follow me @vintageandvine1 to see my review ♥
What did you guys think of the book? Did you need a tissue box?