Friday, March 24, 2023

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Last Lifeboat

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!
Hazel Gaynor
Expected publication date: June 13, 2023
Inspired by a remarkable true story, a young teacher evacuates children to safety across perilous waters, in a moving and triumphant new novel from New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor.

1940, Kent Alice King is not brave or daring--she's happiest finding adventure through the safe pages of books. But times of war demand courage, and as the threat of German invasion looms, a plane crash near her home awakens a strength in Alice she'd long forgotten. Determined to do her part, she finds a role perfectly suited to her experience as a schoolteacher--to help evacuate Britain's children overseas.

1940, London Lily Nichols once dreamed of using her mathematical talents for more than tabulating the cost of groceries, but life, and love, charted her a different course. With two lively children and a loving husband, Lily's humble home is her world, until war tears everything asunder. With her husband gone and bombs raining down, Lily is faced with an impossible choice: keep her son and daughter close, knowing she may not be able to protect them, or enroll them in a risky evacuation scheme, where safety awaits so very far away.

When a Nazi U-boat torpedoes the S. S. Carlisle carrying a ship of children to Canada, a single lifeboat is left adrift in the storm-tossed Atlantic. Alice and Lily, strangers to each other--one on land, the other at sea--will quickly become one another's very best hope as their lives are fatefully entwined. - from Goodreads



  1. Ooh I just saw this one on another blog and it looks awesome.

  2. I read another book by Gaynor. It was really good. Hope this is a hit

  3. This sounds really interesting! I am not sure that I have heard of this story before and the Canadian connection has me intrigued. Thanks for sharing it! :)

  4. Oh, this sounds like it’s going to be heart-breaking and hopeful at the same time — Verushka from Pop. Edit. Lit.

  5. Yes! I am a fan of Gaynor's novels - so excited for this one! Great pick!

  6. Oh wow, this sounds like such a powerful read!


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