I am always amazed by how many people love books, share books and love to write about them. Pamela HIll is a high school librarian in Texas started posting book reviews back in 2005 while teaching 8th grade English. She started her blog as a means to provide recommendations to her students and a way to keep record of the books she read. Her focus is young adult literature. Check out Mrs. Hill's Book Blog to read her review of The Light Between Oceans.
Book Coaster writes "Enthralling! Intense! Powerful! Stedman has produced pure gold in The Light Between Oceans."
book coasters is a space for customers and library staff to share reviews, links, tips, tricks, how-to guides and information. It’s an online book club in the form of a blog, where we can all share our thoughts on books we love (and books we don’t!). Library staff will frequently post interesting articles, but like any book club, it’s all about discussion. We’d love to hear from you! (from their website)
The Los Altos Town Crier describes The LIght Between Oceans as a book "full of moral questions, with characters navigating life, making decisions and then living poorly or well with the consequences. With books such as this, most readers will inevitably ask themselves, “What would I have done in this situation?”
The Madison City Library writes in its review of The Light Between Oceans, "This is a beautifully written first novel that is hard to put down since it pulls the reader in immediately. Stedman describes the lighthouse functions in great detail and allows us to see what that life might have been like. As well as a mystery and love story, it is also a story of choices and their implications."
Book are Life-Vita Libre describes "M. L. Stedman’s mesmerizing, beautifully written novel seduces us into accommodating Isabel’s decision to keep this “gift from God.” And we are swept into a story about extraordinarily compelling characters seeking to find their North Star in a world where there is no right answer, where justice for one person is another’s tragic loss."
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