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Today’s Free Book Friday prize is:



The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

Tom, whose records as a lighthouse keeper are meticulous and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel has taken the tiny baby to her breast. Against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.

ISBN 9781451681758, Trade Size Paperback


There are currently 4 members wishing for this book. 1 lucky member will win a brand-new copy.


To enter, simply leave a comment on this Blog post. You must be a PaperBackSwap member to win.

We will choose 1 winner at random from comments we receive here on the Blog from PBS members.


You have until Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 12 noon EDT, to leave a comment.


Good Luck to everyone!

Note: All the books given away on Free Book Friday are available in the PBS Market. We have thousands of new and new overstock titles available right now, with more added hourly. Some of the prices are amazing – and you can use a PBS credit to make the deal even better!











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110 Responses to “Free Book Friday!”

  1. Jean K. (charliedog) says:

    I would like to read this. It looks good.

  2. I am a voracious reader for a good reason:I live alone and the reading takes me into another world thereby forgetting my depression and loneliness.

    Thanks for this chance to win a book.


  3. Sharon K. says:

    I tried to read it once and I’d like to give it another try.

  4. Jeff S. (JRS75) says:

    Sounds interesting.

  5. Sally H. says:

    I have heard good things about this book, supposed to be pretty powerful and I would like to read it. Thanks!

  6. Patty says:

    Oh my goodness! Sounds wonderful!

  7. Judy S. (ez-reader) says:

    I would like to read this book.

  8. Sandra A. (sandy1155) , says:

    This sounds like a very interesting book. Awesome contest!!!

  9. Heidi H. (dutchgirl) says:

    THis book sounds very interesting. I would like to read it.

  10. Skip Ober Miller says:

    What a great book. Would love to win.

  11. lavenderangel says:

    Sounds interesting! Would like to win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

  12. Leslie M. (lesliemc) says:

    Always love a good read, and this one sounds great.

  13. Michelle S. (chocolatyshatnr) , says:

    I’ve seen this pop up on several recommendation lists. Looks like a good read!

  14. Janice says:

    I’ve become really interested in fiction about this period – it’s helping me understand my family better. It’s important that we not forget about what previous generations went through.

  15. Heidi T. says:

    This book looks magical,I could use a bit of magic.

  16. Tammy says:

    The book sounds wonderful. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  17. Jill K. (jspierkenn) says:

    Sounds like a good read!

  18. Robert B. (dragonheart) says:

    good luck everyone, hope whoever wins it enjoys the book

  19. Paige M. (onthesamepaige) says:

    I would be happy to win too. 🙂

  20. Jamie Dover says:

    I’d love to read this book!

  21. Shannon T. (chippygirl) says:

    Good book.

  22. Heather R. (heatherrobison) says:

    I have been wanting to read this book. Thanks for the chance.

  23. Priscilla C. (MSCOZY) says:

    This unhappy member has never won anything. I have been here since Jan 2009, paid almost $2000.00 for DC only and now it is gone. Sorry but even a free book will not make me happy. You should let us know BEFORE you take away something like this. I cancelled the requests I had because of this. I will become another member who only wants books but won’t post any until I get rid of my credits and money and then goodbye. Sorry. I know. This is not a place to vent but I am truly unhappy!

  24. Mary M. (m2m) says:

    I’d enjoy reading this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. Lisa (tommygirl) says:

    Sounds like a great story. I would like to read it. Thank you for the opportunity.

  26. Diane P. (diphil) says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win. I would be very appreciative!

  27. I love lighthouse books! 🙂

  28. Susan W. (xflamekat) says:

    Looks like a good Saturday afternoon tearjerker read!..Bring it on!

  29. Rachel P. (Retrogram) , says:

    I have been wanting to read this. Sounds very interesting. Don’t think I would survive those conditions!!

  30. Melanie P. (lanierae) says:

    Sounds interesting. Always up for a good moral conflict.

  31. Brenda C. (overthinker) says:

    Sounds intriguing!

  32. Wendy P. (wpoohd) says:

    Sounds thought provoking.

  33. Dawn W. (dawn11) says:

    Put me in!

  34. Patti H. (bearcub) says:

    would love to read this!

  35. Adrienne (starvinArtist) says:

    Haven’t read anything by Stedman yet but I’ve enjoyed discovering new authors since I joined PBS, and this sounds good.

  36. Marie G. (marikirst) says:

    Sounds like a great book 🙂

  37. Judy H. (ffhale) says:

    Would love to get this read.

  38. Gilda T. says:

    Sounds like a great read for my book club! Thanks for chance to win a free one!

  39. BookwormKath says:

    The hubs would like this.

  40. Cindy W. (lovetheocean) says:

    This sounds like a great story!

  41. Denise B. (djwb) says:

    Would love to win!

  42. Desmond W. (desmond) says:

    Count me in, please!

  43. Natalie M. (mtbookluver) says:

    Sounds good, thanks for the chance to win.

  44. Jessica L. (eveningstar) says:

    Would love to give this one a try!

  45. Patsy M. (patsyjean) says:

    I would love to read this book. My husband and I were lightkeepers in Maine quite a while back and this would be an interesting read! thanks,,,,~~Patsy

  46. Mary Scott says:

    I’ve been waiting to read this since I read a book review on it months ago. I hope I win!!

  47. Larry K. (wolfsbane168) says:

    I’m an avid reader of William J Johnston books and usually I never read any other Author. But a book giveaway is a nice way to get to a person to broaden their minds and read from another Author. If win great, and if not I’ll try again and even look more in to other authors. Win or lose, THANK YOU Paperback swap for giving everyone an opportunity to broaden their minds

  48. Nicole G. (nyteacher) says:

    Looks like a great read!

  49. Ani K. (goddessani) says:

    Even if I don’t win, thanks for alerting me to this title!

  50. SirryD says:

    I have had this title on my reminder list. It would be wonderful to win it!

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