In a world at war, a young woman must face her darkest fears…
1941. After the death of her beloved mother, nineteen-year-old Romilly Brooks impulsively accepts a job as a nanny, accompanying eight-year-old Freddie and his grandmother on a sea voyage from war-torn London to the safety of New York. From the first, Romilly is entranced by the opulent ocean liner… if only she could put the idea of German U-boats circling beneath the waves out of her mind.
Then she meets Edward Witney. Handsome and attentive, Edward wants to know everything about her, without sharing anything of himself. Why is this mysterious man aboard the Lucknow, and who is the dark-haired woman with an unplaceable accent he keeps whispering with behind closed doors?
Just as she’s beginning to unpick his secrets, a thunderous explosion tears through the night. A German torpedo has struck the ship, and Romilly and Freddie are thrown into the deadly Atlantic. Clinging to a flimsy raft, they spot Edward, unconscious nearby.
As they’re beginning to lose hope, they glimpse the Lucknow’s lifeboat six – its emergency light a beacon of safety in the freezing night. But when Romilly and Freddie try to board, they’re told that there isn’t enough room for them both.
Romilly is suddenly forced to confront a terrible truth: this is a night they might not all survive…
Filled with heart-wrenching emotion, this gripping novel will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. Don't miss this captivating tale of courage, love, and survival, perfect for fans of The Alice Network, Kelly Rimmer and We Were the Lucky Ones.
What readers say about The Girl in Lifeboat Six:
“Wow! I love books based on history and boy was this book captivating! The characters, their development throughout the book… It draws you in as if you are there living and breathing the experience.” Reader review, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“I was absorbed and couldn't put it down. It has strength, loyalty, love and heartbreak through it. definitely recommend this for fans of historical fiction.” Reader review, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“This is one seriously powerful World War II story dripping with courage, strength, loss and love... I could hardly breathe in spots!... Such a moving and heart-gripping story that I most definitely and sincerely recommend.” Reader review, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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I'm Eliza Graham and I live in a beautiful part of Oxfordshire, England. I've loved reading and history since I was a small child. My historical fiction includes the bestselling novels Playing with the Moon and The One I Was. My books have been translated into German, Norwegian, Italian and Portuguese. I've been long-listed for the Richard and Judy Summer Read, shortlisted for World Book Day Hidden Gem, and nominated for the Costa and Baileys prizes.