The Light Between Oceans is by M.L. Stedman. Set in Australia after WWI, Tom Sherbourne and his wife are lighthouse keepers on a remote island off the coast of Australia. Isabel has had three miscarriages and desperately wants a child. When a dead man and a live infant wash up on the island in a rowboat, Isabel persuades Tom to keep the child and raise it as their own. This one lie sets off a chain of events that will change their lives forever. A heart-wrenching tale of desperation, and what we are willing to do for those we love.
Ratings: 11th grade - 8 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic contents).