The Apple Orchard Book Club Questions

The Apple Orchard Book Club Questions

Being named an heir to half an estate in Archangel, California,  should have sent Theresa ‘Tess’ Delaney, into a state of euphoria.  Instead  the 29-year-old provenance specialist ended up in the ER  with shortness of breath, an elevated heart rate, disorientation, and blurred vision.

The Apple Orchard by historical and contemporary romance novelist, Susan Wiggs, is comprised of several subplots: the long-lost family, World War II flashbacks,  saving the business along with a romance angle.

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forget me not book club questions

Forget Me Not Book Club Questions

When her youngest child entered Kindergarten Mary Ruth Kuczkir’s husband issued an ultimatum:  Get off your butt and get a job!

Later, adopting the pen name of Fern Michaels,  she ditched that husband and wrote 99 books, most of them New York Times Best Sellers.

In her own words: “Is Fern Michaels a great writer? No. She is however, one hell of a story teller. When people ask me what I do, I say, I scribble and tell stories”.

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A Christmas Hope Book Club Questions

Why would an upper-class socialite in Victorian England be the least bit interested in the death of a prostitute, one of society’s lowliest creatures?

Because the heroine of A Christmas Hope finds happiness and a sense of usefulness while volunteering at a clinic for women who have nowhere else to go, especially those who make their living on the street.

Claudine Burroughs,  a secondary character in Anne Perry’s William and Hester Monk series, steps center stage in the author’s 11th Christmas novel. See A Christmas Hope book club questions below.

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The Son Book Club Questions

Too Much Blood!! The Son Book Club Questions

Can 522 reviewers be wrong in rating Philipp Meyer’s The Son at 5 stars on the amazon web site?  My answer to that questions is yes.  However, to be fair, other book club members thoroughly enjoyed this ponderous volume featuring a Texas ranching/oil family. Find book club questions for The Son below.

Topping out at 592 pages, The Son consists of three interlinking accounts, written in somewhat different formats and styles,  relating the family’s history from the 19th to the early 21st century.

Throughout Meyer’s historical novel, the McCullough family is represented by three key characters: Colonel Eli McCullough, who was kidnapped at an early age by the Comanche tribe; his son, Peter, who was deeply affected by the massacre of Mexican neighbors for their land, and Peter’s granddaughter, Jeanne, a savvy oil heiress.

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