- The years-long <i>New York Times</i> bestseller and major motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks is “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page” (<i>O, The Oprah Magazine</i>).<BR><BR>After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.<BR> <BR>Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.
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“This was a frustrating “nobody wins” story, and the ending was very anticlimactic. I wished that the author had done a better job in connecting the main character’s war service and his overwhelming desire to tell the truth. The war service and awards for valor were almost irrelevant to those decisions, in my opinion.” By Mark Pesnell
“Tom Sherbourne has miraculously survived World War I and finds himself in a small town in western Australia seeking work as a lighthouse keeper. A winner of medals of honor, he is no stranger to violence and killing. As he gets his first temporary job, he also meets Isabel, who becomes the love of his life. They begin a romance, marry and move to the isolated lighthouse, Janus, where they hope to start a family.” By Fairbanks Reader – Bonnie Brody
Author: M.L. Stedman
Kindle Price: Hardcover $17.50 Paperback $9.29 Audible $25.20 Mass Market Paperback $7.82 Audio CD $13.11 Multimedia CD from $707.14
File Size: 7650 KB
Print Length: 417 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1501127977
Publisher: Scribner; Media Tie-In edition (July 31, 2012)
Publication Date: July 31, 2012
Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
Word Wise: Enabled
Lending: Not Enabled
Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #483 Paid in Kindle Store