Some Women

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Some Women

1. Do you identify with Annabel, Piper, and Mackenzie? Which aspects of their struggles spoke to you most?

2. If you could be friends with just one of these three women, who would it be and why?

3. Annabel receives an unwelcome surprise from her husband, Henry, in the first chapter. How did this make you feel?

4. Mackenzie appears to have it all. Did this make her less likable in the beginning?

5. Piper is a single mom trying to balance her personal and professional lives. Do you think she takes Todd for granted?

6. Did Piper and Mackenzie do the right thing in offering to help Annabel on her “mission?”

7. CeCe Mead is a force to be reckoned with. Did you love to hate her? Or just hate her?

8. What are your feelings on Max? Did Piper treat him fairly given their history?

9. Do you think the book portrayed an accurate picture of friendship, motherhood, and romantic relationships?

10. Was the ending satisfying? If you could write a sequel, what would happen?

 

Those Secrets We Keep

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Those Secrets We Keep

1. Who do you relate to most? Sloane, Hillary, or Georgina. Why?

2. Do you think Sloane’s marital issues were solely a result of losing her sister? Should Eddie have been stronger in standing up to her?

3. Do you feel that Sloane was being selfish?

4. Was Sloane too hard on Georgina? Or was Georgina entirely at fault for being a deadbeat friend?

5. Does Hillary’s secret change your opinion of her? Do you understand her predicament?

6. Does Georgina’s secret change your opinion of her? Do you understand her predicament?

7. Do you love Luke? Hate him? Love to hate him?

8. Do you think Sloane should have left Eddie for Luke?

9. What are your thoughts on Aunt Annabel? What was her role in the story?

10. Will Georgina and Sloane’s relationship stand the test of time?

11. Do you think Greg should have forgiven Hillary or left her? Do you think they should have children?

12. Should the ending have been more resolved—tied up with a pretty bow?

 

When We Fall

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When We Fall

  1. Why do you think Allison and Charlotte are drawn to each other at first—what characteristics make them similar/different?
  2. What are your thoughts on Allison and Charlotte’s different parenting styles?
  3. Do you think Allison and Charlie’s friendship is inappropriate? Can men and women really be friends without romance getting in the way?
  4. Do you think Charlie had real romantic feelings for Allison?
  5. What is your impression of the sibling relationship between Charlotte and Elizabeth? Whose side are you on?
  6. Did you find yourself disliking any of the characters along the way?
  7. Do you fault Charlie for holding onto the secret about Jack for so long?
  8. Were you rooting for Allison and Dempsey? Charlotte and Charlie? Allison and Charlie?
  9. Do you think friendships, like Allison’s and Charlotte’s, can really be patched up after such a major falling out?
  10. Is there a real life Sabrina in you know?
  11. What do you predict will happen with Allison, Dempsey, Charlotte, Charlie, and Elizabeth? Sabrina? What would you like to see happen?

 

You Knew Me When

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You Knew Me When

  1. Who do you most relate to: Katherine, Laney, or Luella? Why?
  2. Laney is a wife and mother with a job she hates. Katherine is a career woman with no husband or children. Do you think a woman has to choose one over the other? Can women “have it all” or is it impossible to really balance both?
  3. Katherine is perceived as “bitchy” in her role as boss. Do you think women in power positions have this stigma attached to them, while men in power positions do not? If so—as a society—what can we do to combat this?
  4. How do you think the loss of Katherine’s mother at such an early age impacted her development/the choices she made? Do you think her father handled it the right way?
  5. Why do you think Laney and Katherine were drawn to each other as kids? They had such different personalities and different goals. Do you think Laney controlled Katherine? Or do you think she was just the friend Katherine needed to move forward after her mother’s death?
  6. When Katherine and Laney have their falling out after college, do you think Katherine was wrong to pursue her dreams in NYC and leave Laney behind? Or do you think Laney was being selfish by expecting her to stay and pass up an opportunity?
  7. Why do you think Luella took to Katherine over Laney? Why do you think she was so intent on helping her move away from a life in Vermont that she seemed content with?
  8. Do you think Laney was being ridiculous/immature holding onto such a strong grudge against Katherine for all those years? Or do you think she was justified?
  9. Did you want Grant and Katherine to end up together or did you feel that Katherine was abandoning a career she’d worked so hard to build?
  10. Do you think Katherine will be content with her new life in Vermont with Grant? Do you think she and Laney will be able to run a business together and remain best friends?
  11. What do you predict will happen with Laney, Katherine, and Grant in the future? What would you like to see happen?

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