I have very mixed feelings about this book. There are certain things about it that I really liked. The premise is intriguing. There are some beautiful and vivid descriptions in the book and I really enjoyed its setting, both its historical setting and its geographic one. I've realised that most of the books that I read are set in either Britain or America so I've decided to broaden my horizons by reading more books that are set in other parts of the world. The fact that this book was set in Australia was really interesting to me. I enjoyed learning a bit more about life in Australia during the 1920s and, to me, there's something mystical about the oceans and lighthouses so I really liked the Janus Rock setting. But unfortunately I found Isabel so unlikeable and bratty that I couldn't sympathise with her at all. I was appalled by her selfishness! I know that she was grieving over the loss of her babies but that's no excuse for taking somebody else's child! Isabel knows that she could be taking a mother's child away but all that matters to her are her own selfish desires. She doesn't give anyone else a second thought. Isabel made me so angry that I couldn't feel sorry for her at all. I've read a lot of reviews where people said that they found this book to be a real tear-jerker but personally I just didn't find this book to be all that moving or memorable. In no way is this book bad but I can't see myself reading it again.