May 4, 2012

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan is an exciting and fascinating tale about the very real struggles people have when people are in danger, and for some to live, others must forfeit their own life.

Book Description
Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life.

In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying her and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize is over capacity. For any to live, some must die.

As the castaways battle the elements, and each other, Grace recollects the unorthodox way she and Henry met, and the new life of privilege she thought she'd found. Will she pay any price to keep it?

The Lifeboat is a page-turning novel of hard choices and survival, narrated by a woman as unforgettable and complex as the events she describes.” – The Lifeboat

My Thoughts
The Lifeboat reminds me very much of the Titanic and somewhat like the TV show Survivor (except on a lifeboat) with the alliances and scheming that takes place. This is a very captivating story, and once you get started reading it, you won’t want to put it down. I read it in about a day off and on, and couldn’t wait to see what would happen to Grace. If you read it, you’ll likely be taken in as well, so plan ahead to not have anything to do once you start reading it!

There are some plots that I wish would have been tied up in the end, but overall, I really enjoyed the book and would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes stories about human struggles and/or books similar to the Titanic stories.

* Thank you to the publisher of The Lifeboat, Reagan Arthur Books, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good read for a non-cruise ship vacation!

Mandy said...

Sounds like a book I would like