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The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
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bookshelves: review-copy, australia, historical-fiction
Read on March 31, 2012

Last night I was in the mood for something light to read at bedtime, so I started The Light Between Oceans, a debut novel from expat Aussie M.L. Stedman, and I finished it this morning. It’s a page-turner.

It was, according to the publisher, the subject of a bidding war, and my guess is that it’s already been optioned for film, too. Probably a three-hankie film.

But that’s because it’s very good at what the story tries to do. It asks the question, who wins, when competing claims for a child’s love have equal moral force? Although the characters and setting are remote in time and place, this is a question faced every day when divorcing couples sort out custody battles…and with this book, it is the reader who must make the Judgement of Solomon.

To read the rest of my review please visit http://anzlitlovers.com/2012/04/01/th...
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Karen I have this on my Kindle. Hoping to get to it soon.


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