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Lifeboat [Kindle Edition]

A.B. Shepherd
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This book contains
discussion questions making it ideal for book clubs.




A science fiction/suspense tale with heart. Climb aboard the Lifeboat. You
will be swept away.



Cass has lost everything; her
husband, her son, and her will to live. She walks in the dark when sleep eludes
her. One sleepless summer night she spies a UFO and discovers a new obsession.
It gives much-needed focus to her empty life.



When natural disasters destroy the Earth, Cass and other survivors are rescued
and taken to a new world where the human race can begin anew. But something is
wrong here. This may not be the paradise they've been promised. Survivors are
vanishing without a trace.



Can Cass unravel the riddle in time to save herself?





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About the Author

A.B. Shepherd grew up in Lansing, Michigan, but moved to Australia in 2009. She now lives in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia, with her husband and their imaginary friends. She can usually be found seaside at Port MacDonnell, or lost in a fantasy world. Lifeboat is her debut novel. The Beacon, her second novel, has an anticipated release date of Christmas 2013. If you'd like to learn more about A.B. Shepherd please visit her website at abshepherd.net. A.B. loves to hear from readers. Feel free to email her at TheRealABShepherd@hotmail.com with your thoughts on Lifeboat, or anything else that takes your fancy. You can also connect with her on Twitter @ABHPShepherd and on her Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-and-Blogger-AB-Shepherd/336336493057737.

Product Details

  • File Size: 405 KB
  • Print Length: 415 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1490479406
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C92MQ72
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #590,059 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG OMG OMG!!!! July 17, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I began reading at the same time as everyone else, but I picked up one of my mother's Harlequin's when I was about 9 and became hooked. I soaked up every story I could read, I didn't care how many chapters it was or who wrote it, what the cover looked like, or what the synopsis said. I had one goal with every book I picked up, I just wanted it to take me to another world. Because I read so much I have always been able to pretty much figure out what is most likely going to happen at the end of each book. Well let me tell you what happened when I read this book.

My review:

In the beginning I was excited by what happened and wanted to know what happened next. This is what happens when you get sucked inside. Then I felt sympathy, confusion and then some awe. When I got closer to the end of the book it went something like this:

Really?? OMG! *clicking page* (so excited) *dances in wheel chair*

No Way! *clicking page* Holy crap it did happen! (even more excited)

*gulp* Omg! She did not just do that!

Then I read the last chapter and it goes something like this:

WTF???? * clicks back several pages* ( did I miss something??)

WTF???? and I just continued to say this for several hours after I read it.

I have never been fooled by a book. Not ever, until now!

The book itself was amazing, I hung onto every word and was so immersed in the story that I forgot to go to sleep. It was the first time I ever felt the need to immediately re-read a book to check if I missed some clues somewhere. So I read the book three times before finally passing out from exhaustion.

I have rated this 5 out of 5 for very obvious reasons and if I could rate it higher I would!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lifeboat by A. B. Shepherd August 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Ok to begin with, when I started this book I had my self convinced it was going to be another nautical story. How wrong I was. The first few chapters were a time jump from one character to another and set up the entire book. I have never in all my life read a book as captivating as this one is. I have read a ton of books in my life at my age. This is a amazingly written sci fi story and it makes you think of what just might happen in real life.

In this book the main characters are Cassie, Rhys and Seamus. These three end up in such a twist of life events that you have to keep reading and not skip a few pages or even paragraphs to see what is going on next even if the temptation is there at all time.
Without giving anything away, these people are convinced of a life changing event and set up in new homes to live their lives.

Things start happening and they are all scared and confused as to why. No one seems to have any answers so they just keep trying to continue with living on a day to day basis
I would recommend this book to everyone because it is so well written and thought out. You will not be able to stop reading it once you get into it. In fact I read all day yesterday and did absolutely nothing else not even answer the phone.
Thank you so much to A.B Shepherd, author, for sending me a free book for an honest review. I so totally loved this book that I am going to purchase a hard copy for my personal library. Hope you all enjoy this story as much as I did. I want to read more books by this author from now on.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I was given a copy of this book, in return for an honest review.

HOLY TOLEDO BATMAN!

Lifeboat is a book where a 1000 people were rescued, by aliens, because Earth has been destroyed by the ultimate natural disasters, and I mean in the epic proportions too. Cass, a lonley woman who had lost what meant most to her in her life, had become obsessed with UFO's after seeing one, a few years after the death of her husband and son. She had eventually came to meet up with two UFOlogists by the names of Rhys and Graham. One night while out waiting to see if they would encounter a UFO, Cass & Rhys were taken by aliens, and put on a ship called "Lifeboat". Here they were prepared with the 998 other people who were "saved" to live life on new earth, (earth 500 years later).

Things are just too fabulous when they all first arrive, until Cass and Seamus another survivor set out to make trades at other villages that were set up on the land. Things are awry and Cass and the others try to figure out what's going on, but as they continue to search for answers more and more people mysteriously disappear.

This book is not what I expected at all. At first it was slightly confusing with all the flip flopping around, then it really gets into the whole of the story, and wow it's amazing. With an ending you'd never expected. I must say I was just a little hesitant on reading this, since it's not my usual read, but I'm glad I was contacted, and I'm glad I read it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lifeboat: An enthralling story June 20, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
A.B. Shepard takes your hand and pulls you into the story from the very first sentence.
This is a story that primarily centers around a young window named Cass as she struggles to cope with the loss of her husband and young child. She had moved away from home and works as a cashier in a supermarket to make ends meet and to fill her days to hide from her pain. She can't sleep at night so she finds herself walking at night to make herself tired enough to sleep. It is while on one of these nightly walks she encounters a strange object, looking like a UFO.
Desperate to find someone to believe her she joins a group that believes in UFO's like she does. It is here she meets up with two UFO professionals who take Cass along on their research trips for a new novel. However, during one of these trips to watch for proof of aliens, Cass has a weird feeling come over her and blackness surrounds her and she wakes up in an alien ship known as the lifeboat. Here she is told that earth has succumbed to a variety of natural disasters and she along with others were saved.
Sometime later Cass is told that she and the others are being returned to Earth 500 years into the future where the aliens have healed the earth for the humans to live and prosper on. Cass is reunited with Rhys one of the researchers she has made friends with and they join forces to survive in this new world.
I am not much into science fiction and I do not like alien stories, but this one had me spellbound. So much so that I could not put it down and finished it in one day because it is more about human perseverance than aliens. I highly recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking Science Fiction
Cassiel Carmichael is a 27-year-old woman who recently lost her husband and toddler child in an auto accident. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Michael Thal
5.0 out of 5 stars As a first book by a new author an amazing achievement.
I acquired this e-book through the Early Reviewer's giveaway at LibraryThing in APRIL LAST YEAR, and had read the first 30 or 40 pages, but only got to finish it when I was... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Davros-10
4.0 out of 5 stars Hop on the Lifeboat and read this book!
Lifeboat is a book that I look back on with a smile. I won this book in a giveaway and having read the authors second book a short story called The Beacon which was whoa! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jessica @ Jess resides here
4.0 out of 5 stars Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. ...
Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. I didn't expect it to end the way it did, but it seemed a little primitive in the aliens opinions and comments (too human cliche) at... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Andrea Stanford
4.0 out of 5 stars Great suspense!
This is not only an original storyline, which I don't see much because I read so many books, but a very well-written story. Read more
Published 5 months ago by A. Chambers
3.0 out of 5 stars UFO mayhem
I think the author must have had a lot of fun writing this book. At first you think it is going to be a standard story of Alien abduction but then it turns out to be much weirder... Read more
Published 6 months ago by carolynfromoz
5.0 out of 5 stars Lifeboat was great
I loved reading Lifeboat. This book kept me wanting more. It's a Syfy thriller that you'll love to read. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kathy Waddell
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheesey
This was a very quick read...and enjoyable. In the beginning, I thought that there were a lot of errors but as I read on it seemed that is could possibly be the dialect of the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by harleychic
4.0 out of 5 stars Good up to the end, then bam, it's over
It was a good story, fast paced. My only problem with it was the ending.

Possible spoiler alert - One of the characters in the end scene was presented as not knowing... Read more
Published 7 months ago by S. Loveday
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting reading.
A pleasant read. After I was midway thru the book I didn't stop until I finished. The writing was very descriptive, interesting, and a good read.
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

"Never stop dreaming or reading." - A.B. Shepherd

A.B. Shepherd grew up in Lansing, Michigan, but moved to Australia in 2009. She now lives in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia, with her husband and their imaginary friends. She can usually be found seaside at Port MacDonnell, or lost in a fantasy world.

Lifeboat is her debut novel.

Her second book, is a novella titled The Beacon.

If you'd like to learn more about A.B. Shepherd please visit her website at http://www.abshepherd.net/

A.B. loves to hear from readers. Feel free to email her at TheRealABShepherd@hotmail.com with your thoughts regarding her books, or anything else that takes your fancy.

You can also connect with her on Twitter @ABHPShepherd.

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