Richard and Judy summer bookclub read 2013, Goodreads category winner, and longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013, stunning story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who face a life-changing moral dilemma. A boat washes up on the shore of a remote lighthouse keeper's island. It holds a dead man - and a crying baby. The only two islanders, Tom and his wife Izzy, are about to make a devastating decision. They break the rules and follow their hearts. What happens next will break yours.
One of the most beautifully written books either of us has read in a long time. The Light Between Oceans tells the poignant story of a young married couple stationed entirely by themselves on a remote lighthouse off the Australian coast just after WW1. They are deeply in love, but shattered when she miscarries their baby. The extraordinary event that follows is part-tragedy, part miracle, and it will change their lives forever. To read Richard?s and Judy?s full reviews, post your own or share your thoughts with them and the author please visit the Official Richard and Judy Book Club website ? whsmith.co.uk/richardandjudy
M L Stedman was born and raised in Western Australia and now lives in London. This is her first novel. THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS is a New York Times Top Ten bestseller and is being published in over thirty languages. Film rights have been sold to Spielberg's Dreamworks. Find out more at www.Facebook.com/thelightbetweenoceans