27th APRIL 1926
On the day of the miracle, Isabel was kneeling at the cliff's edge, tending the small, newly made driftwood cross. A single fat cloud snailed across the late-April sky, which stretched above the island in a mirror of the ocean below. Isabel sprinkled more water and patted down the soil around the rosemary bush she had just planted.
"...and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil," she whispered.
For just a moment, her mind tricked her into hearing an infant's cry. She dismissed the illusion, her eye drawn instead by a pool of whales weaving their way up the coast to calve in the warmer waters, emerging now and again with a fluke of their tails like needles through tapestry. She heard the cry again, louder this time in the early-morning breeze. Impossible.The Light Between Oceans
by M.L. Stedman
Even though I haven't finished Middlemarch, I still need to pack a few more books for our upcoming vacation. The Light Between Oceans is my book club's next selection and it's already in my bag. My sister loved this one and, after reading the intro, I can't wait to get started.
What do you think? Does the intro make you want to keep reading?
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