The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans

M.L. Stedman

343 pages first pub 2012 (editions)

fiction historical emotional reflective sad slow-paced

Description

A captivating, beautiful, and stunningly accomplished debut novel that opens in 1918 Australia - the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who make one devastating choice that forever changes two worlds. Australia, 1926. After four harrowing y...

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Moods

emotional 92%
sad 76%
reflective 45%
tense 29%
challenging 25%
dark 21%
hopeful 11%
mysterious 10%
adventurous 6%
inspiring 5%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 53%
slow 42%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 46% | Character: 38% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 47% | Yes: 35% | No: 17%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 87% | Yes: 8% | N/A: 2% | It's complicated: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 2%

Average rating

3.85

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