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The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
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bookshelves: australia, historical-fiction, 12review
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.

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Karen I have this on my Kindle. Hoping to get to it soon.

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