In my never-ending quest to procrastinate my mom duties, I finished yet another book. You'll remember that I'm reading and reviewing all of the 2016 books to movies, and The Light Between Oceans is installment number two. Unlike the first one, The Circle, which I reviewed last month, I actually enjoyed this one. Set off the coast of western Australia, The Light Between Oceans tells the story of a couple that find a lone infant adrift in a boat. Struggling with the loss of multiple recent miscarriages, the baby seems like the perfect miracle. Over time though, circumstances change. New "parents" Isabel and Tom don't necessarily agree on decisions that must be made. As light keeper, Tom has a duty to report all vessels that come in and out of his landing. However, this conflicts with his deepest desire of wanting to heal his broken-hearted wife. It's a good story and doesn't read as far-fetched as it sounds on the book jacket (a baby just HAPPENS to float by in a boat? Come on!).
The movie is set to release in September of this year. Unfortunately, I am old enough and far enough removed from the Hollywood scene that I had to Google who the actors are that were cast for this one. Michael Fassbender? Alicia Vikander? Anyone? Anyway, it turns out that I'm also old enough to have plantar faschitis in my right foot. So now when I'm reading, I'm rolling my foot over this torture device. At least I don't need reading glasses yet, right?