Tom Sherbourne is a war veteran and is ready to go back to the regular world. Tom decides to take on the job of the upkeep of a lighthouse, an isolated position, because the coast is half a days journey. To keep him company out on the lighthouse, Tom takes a wife. Isabel is a bright, loving wife who reminds Tom to have fun. After a couple years on the light house, Isabel hears a baby's cry. Isabel, who has suffered two miscarriages and a stillbirth, convinces Tom not to do what his instincts tell him to do; alert the authorities of the baby's appearance. Instead, the couple raises the child as their own, and grows to love the little bundle of joy delivered straight to the island. When the child is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland. But they are reminded that there are other people in the world, and the choice Tom and Isabel made to raise the child haunts Tom.
I really liked the first half of the book, but after Tom begins to doubt his decisions, the book takes a turn. The second half of the book was still great, don't get me wrong, but it was just a very sad half. The circumstance that Tom and Isabel find themselves in is terrible, because you fully understand what each side is thinking about, but you are not really sure which side is "right", so to speak. Other than how sad the book is, there was nothing I didn't like. The writing flowed beautifully, and the story line was intricately weaved so everything was connected.
I do hope you read it though, because it is an enjoyable read. If you do choose to read this book, or you have, please tell me what you thought of it. I ALWAYS love to hear what my readers think about my reviews or the books I have written about! I hope to see you on Wednesday!