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M.L. Stedman
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Modern Reader
Modern Reader rated it 7 years ago
I was immediately attracted to this book, pulled in by the melancholy undertones promised via the cover and the fact that it's historical fiction. In my experience, I have found that stories of this genre have strong hearts at their center, and they invariably leave me struck with a sense of nostal...
Toni
Toni rated it 7 years ago
This is at once an elegantly rendered and emotionally manipulative novel. What a tearjerker this turned out to be and I loved it from the get-go. I am not surprised the novel received positive reviews upon publication and a film adaptation was released later on.Set in Australia’s west coast during t...
theguywhoreads
theguywhoreads rated it 7 years ago
You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things. It took a while to complete The Light Between Oceans. For one, there is much to read about in this book that drives a very poignant story that definitely guarantee tiss...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 8 years ago
This book was a Goodreads Choice award winner for 2012, so it was the sort of fluff that tends to be a money maker. The author constantly yanks at your emotions, so that you don't have much time to sit back and consider how implausible the entire thing really is. This is the story of a man who doe...
In Love of Books and Friendship
In Love of Books and Friendship rated it 8 years ago
Another exceptional debut novel, this time from M. L. Stedman. An absolutely satisfying read for me as it captured my attention from beginning and held me until the end. This story begins with the character of Tom Sherbourne who after the first World War takes a job on Janus Rock, Australia as a ...
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