Patricia‘s review – Jul 06, 2017
A well written historical novel set in Australia after WWI. A young father escapes a mob with his infant daughter, and their rowboat washes up on an island and is found by a lighthouse keeper. The man in the boat is dead, but the infant is not, and the lighthouse keeper and his wife choose to keep the child as their own. The baby’s mother, nearly beside herself with grief, still hopes to find her husband and baby. By the time the truth is told, the bond between the child and the rescuing couple is firmly established, and her mother has become a stranger.