Tom Sherbourne has miraculously survived World War I and finds himself in a small town in Western Australia seeking work as a lighthouse keeper. He meets Isabel, who becomes the love of his life. They begin a romance, marry and move to the isolated lighthouse, Janus, where they hope to start a family.
All agreed that the author does an amazing job of bringing the characters with all of their flaws to life. You ponder choices and their consequences and how complex every decision is. Some felt that the script was formula.