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April 26, 2012 / Leslie

Spotlight & Giveaway – The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

Book Cover for The Lifeboat by Charlotte RoganThe Lifeboat
by Charlotte Rogan

Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: April 3, 2012
Format: Hardcover | 288 pages
ISBN: 9780316185905

I haven’t had an opportunity to read The Lifeboat yet but I plan to listen to the audiobook in the next week or two. With the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic this month, a book about shipwrecked passengers from an ocean liner and the ensuing conflict for survival piqued my interest.

About the Book

From the publisher:

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.

About the Author

Charlotte Rogan studied architecture at Princeton University, graduating in 1975. She lives in Westport, Connecticut. This is her first novel.

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Visit Charlotte’s webpage.

Giveaway Information

The publisher has generously offered two copies for giveaway.

  • Contest is open to those with an address in the US or Canada.
  • To enter leave a comment. It is not necessary to be a subscriber or follower to enter but new subscribers are always welcome.
  • For an extra entry, tweet or blog the giveaway. (Leave me the URL of the link.)
  • The deadline for entry is Sunday, May 6th. I will draw two winners who will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond with a mailing address. Only one winner per household.

[Contest now closed]

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  1. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Apr 26 2012 6:08 am

    I’d love a chance to win this one. It sounds awesome. I’m tweeting about it.


  2. sagustocox / Apr 26 2012 6:16 am

    I’ve seen some great reviews of this one and I would love to be entered to read this one. I’m going to share this on facebook and tweet right now!


  3. Debbie / Apr 26 2012 7:59 am

    I’ve been interested in this book for a while now. Debbie alibraryofourown at gmail dot com


  4. Debbie / Apr 26 2012 7:59 am

    alibraryofourown at gmail dot com


  5. Bonnie (@missbonnie13) / Apr 26 2012 9:55 am

    This one sounds incredibly good. One of my favorite books is The Perfect Storm and this reminds me a bit of that. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.
    My tweet link:!/missbonnie13/status/195526308741120001


  6. Susanna P / Apr 26 2012 10:32 am

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org


  7. Amy / Apr 26 2012 10:58 am

    This book sounds fascinating and thrilling. I’ve read a couple of reviews and they heightened my interest in reading this book. I’m looking forward to discovering the charcter o Grace, too, who sounds captivating and interesting especially for being just 22!

    . I’ll be watching for a post on your thoughts after you listen to the audio! Thank you for hosting a giveawy of The Lifeboat.


  8. windicindi / Apr 26 2012 11:16 am

    Grace sounds like an old soul! I like how it is written with her speaking about her
    life……Many thanks, Cindi


  9. windicindi / Apr 26 2012 11:17 am

    Again, many thanks to you!


  10. Suko / Apr 26 2012 1:26 pm

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway, Leslie! I’ll post it in my blog’s sidebar. 🙂


  11. Dianne / Apr 26 2012 7:07 pm

    Looking forward to reading this as soon as it is available at the library. Thanks for the giveaway


  12. Na S. / Apr 27 2012 1:59 am

    Grace sounds like an interesting character especially the situation she finds hersef in. Thanks for the chance to read this book!


  13. Marjorie / Apr 27 2012 8:35 am

    Sounds like an exciting storyline and I would enjoy reading this book.
    I follow by email.


  14. bn100 / Apr 29 2012 5:18 pm

    The book sounds very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.


  15. Beth DiIorio / Apr 29 2012 7:13 pm

    This is one book I REALLY want to read!! Sounds like it has the potential to be an amazing read. I tweeted about the giveaway (!/BethDiIorio/status/196753527094251520). Thanks for the opportunity!
    Beth 🙂


  16. Jenners / Apr 29 2012 7:20 pm

    I am just dying to read this book!!!! I’ve heard it is amazing. If I don’t win here, I’m hoping to get it for Mother’s Day!! jenners (at) verizon (dot) net


  17. Tiffany Drew / May 2 2012 3:55 pm

    Please count me in, I’m anxious to get my hands on a copy of this! I’ve seen a ton of positive reviews for it so far 🙂



  18. techeditor / May 4 2012 11:07 am

    I’ve been interested in this book for about a month and have been trying to win it on various blogs, so far unsuccessfully. Here’s hoping I’ll be successful with you.


  19. Linda / May 5 2012 1:22 pm

    I love a good book with a thrilling plot and characters that capture my interest. Thanks for the chance to win this.


  20. Mary Ward / May 6 2012 12:17 am

    Can’t wait to read this one!


  21. Judy / May 6 2012 6:31 am

    This does sound like a great read and real page turner. I would love to win a copy!



  22. Sheila K. / May 6 2012 9:00 am

    I would love to read this book—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!


  23. Sheila K. / May 6 2012 9:02 am

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