Note to my local friends: After I read a book, I very rarely keep it. I prefer to release it out into the world to be loved, liked or even hated by others.
The Light between Oceans is an absolute heart-breaking, lovely, difficult, wonderful novel. It is the story of a WWI soldier, returned from the Western Front, who accepts a job on a remote island as a lighthouse keeper. During his breaks from the island he meets and marries, and takes his new bride to live on the island. An epic love story, except that they are unable to have children. One day they spot an abandoned boat and find a baby on board. You would think that their life would be wonderfully complete. But it is not . . .
I just found out that a movie was recently made of this book and I wish I had seen it. I'm looking forward to watching it when it comes out on dvd. I hope it is even half as good as the book and it will be worth seeing. Here's a trailer of the movie . . .