The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Tom Sherbourne has just come back from serving in the first World War and although he has survived, there are things he lived through and witnessed that he wouldn’t wish on anyone. Estranged from his brother and father, Tom is offered the post of a lighthouse keeper on isolated Janus Rock, Australia. After being on the island for six months, Tom goes back inland to the town of Partaguese, where he meets his future wife (Isabel Graysmark).
It is not long before he returns to Janus Rock, taking on the lighthouse keeper’s role permanently, with Isabel as his wife. It is their efforts of trying to become parents without success that starts to take the wind out of Isabel’s sails. Shortly after they lose another child by a late miscarriage, a miracle washes upon the shores of Janus Rock: in a small fishing boat, the couple discover a baby girl, who is barely two months old. Isabel convinces Tom to keep the child as their own, which leads to loyalties being broken, lies to be spread and heartache all around.
This will be another meaty discussion with the group, as there are many issues to tackle. Melissa is looking forward to the opinions of the club, closing the year with an interesting debate.