Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Light Between Oceans - Teaser Tuesday


The Light Between Oceans
Sometimes I'll read a book and it's entertaining for a while, but when I put it down, I forget it. That's not going to happen with THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M.L. Stedman. Set in Australia after the end of World War I, the main characters are a lighthouse keeper and his wife - two people I came to care about so much that I cried when I read their story. That hasn't happened in a long time. 

If you want to read a book that will keep you turning pages, wondering what will happen next with a story you won't soon forget, then you'll enjoy The Light Between Oceans.


Genre: Thriller / Historical
Length: 354 Pages
Amazon Link: The Light Between Oceans
Goodreads: Synopsis

Here's my two-sentence Teaser from 2% on my Kindle:

As he walked down the path, he heard the sweet notes of Isabel's voice as she sang, "Blow the wind southerly, southerly, southerly, blow the wind south o'er the bonnie blue sea." Though the music was tuneful, it failed to comfort him as he climbed the stairs of the light, fending off a strange uneasiness at the concession he had made.

Partial Synopsis from Goodreads:
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 and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, 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. 
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away -- you don't want to ruin the book for others)
  • Share the title and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers
  • Leave a comment on MizB's Teaser Tuesday post (HERE) and include your link so everyone can find your post.

34 comments:

  1. Interesting, it really sounds like an unforgettable book... Thanks for sharing and also for stopping by! :)

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    1. It's one of the best books I've read in a while.

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  2. Hm. Not really my type of read, but I love the cover. Thanks for sharing and stopping by :)

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  3. The more I hear about this one, the more I want to read it! My teaser: The Nail Knot

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  4. love the cover of the book and i love the teaser ! thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  5. What a lovely teaser.

    Thanks for stopping by my TT

    Linsey @ mybooksnthings.com

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  6. I loved this book. The plot and the setting still haunt me. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    My Tuesday intro/teaser: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/06/first-chapter-first-paragraph-18-and.html

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    1. This is definitely a book that will stay with me for a while.

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  7. Knowing how it touched you, I will definitely watch for it.

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    1. I enjoyed the unusual setting and time period, as well as the plot. It's worth reading.

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  8. This looks wonderful and it is one of my favorite genres. May have to try this one Sandy!

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  9. OOh nice tease!

    Thanks for visiting my teaser!

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  10. This sounds like it could be emotional, thanks for sharing

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  11. I do love the sound of this one! I've been noticing the cover for awhile...I'm a big fan of lighthouses. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Based on the books you've posted about on your blog, I think you'd like this one.

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  12. This definitely looks like something I would really enjoy -- thanks for the teaser and thanks for visiting my blog! Come back anytime!

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  13. Interesting teaser. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

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  14. I just finished this one yesterday. I don't normally read much historical fiction, but the publisher had sent me an unsolicited copy.

    I found that Parts 1 and 2 really dragged. I need something to be constantly happening or I'll get bored. Part 3 was much better. Can't say I loved the book, but I did cry at the end so I know that means that I connected with the characters and the story.

    On my blog next week, I'll be featuring a dual review of The Light Between Oceans. Should be interesting.

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    1. I don't mind if a book moves slowly, so the pace didn't bother me. I'll be watching for your review.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Good teaser, very intriguing. Thanks for stopping by my site.

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  16. Great teaser! This book is on my list. Thanks for visiting my teaser yesterday!

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  17. I really need to listen to Blow The Wind Southerly now! Great teaser!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    ^_^

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  18. This has been on my TBR for awhile now. I should really read it. Hope you are enjoying it.
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. I'm curious to what his confession is! Also, I love the cover of this book.
    Thanks for stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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  20. The teaser has a rather haunting quality to it.
    Great teaser! :)

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  21. I have a copy of this and have been dying to read it for AGES. I've read the first couple of pages and you're right! It definitely grabs you. Hopefully I'll get to it soon!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

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  22. Eep! That creeped me out! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Oh, wonder what is going on that the tune didn't ease him any. Thank you for the teaser and stopping by mine as well. :)

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  24. Thanks for the teaser -- I love books where I fall in love with the characters, so I'll look out for this one.

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  25. This sounds like another worthwhile read. I'll check it out--thanks for the great teaser!

    Micki

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