Book Club Extras

Discussion Questions:




Silent Partner
April 2011
Turquoise Morning Press
(Contact me at rv@reneevincent.com for discounted Book Club print book prices.)

  • What was unique about setting the book in Boston and how did it enhance or take away from the story?
  • What specific themes did Renee Vincent emphasize throughout the novel? What do you think she is trying to get across to the reader?
  • Do the characters, Chloe and Grayson, seem real and believable? Can you relate to their predicaments? To what extent do they remind you of yourself or someone you know?
  • How do characters change or evolve throughout the course of the story? What events trigger such changes?
  • When Grayson turned his back on Chloe, could you sympathize with his emotions? Or did his actions give you cause to frown upon him?
  • Did certain parts of the book make you uncomfortable? If so, why did you feel that way? Did this lead to a new understanding or awareness of some aspect of your life you might not have thought about before?
  • Was there a character in the book that you wished you knew more about? Why did that character appeal so much to you?
  • If you had the opportunity to rewrite the ending, what would you do differently?

Emerald Isle Trilogy


Ræliksen (Book 1)
May 2010
Turquoise Morning Press
(Contact me at rv@reneevincent.com for discounted Book Club print book prices.)

  • As the reader, do you think the author did a good job of placing you in the time period of the 10th century?
  • What is your opinion of the hero, Dægan Ræliksen? Was he a believable character? Was he someone you could sympathize with? Or did you think of him as too harsh and overly domineering?
  • What is your opinion of Mara?
  • Was there anything about Mara you'd change? Did you think her decisions were just?
  • Is she someone you wish you could be?
  • What did you think of Breandán and his feelings for Mara? 
  • Did you enjoy the conflict in which the two heroes were engaged? Did it add more color to the plot, or did you think it was too much?
  • What did you think about the villain, Domaldr? Did you foresee the "twin brother" scenario before it was revealed?
  • Many characters evolved throughout the story. Who do you think grew and developed the most?
  • How did you feel about Dægan's conversion from pagan to Christianity? Was it believable?
  • Did the book end the way you expected? If not, how would you have ended it?
  • Did you learn anything about the Viking way of life after reading this book?
  • Did you enjoy the way the author intermingled historical facts with a fictional love story?
  • Who was your favorite supporting character and why?
  • Would you recommend this book to your closest friends?

Mac Liam (Book 2)
December 2010
Turquoise Morning Press
(Contact me at rv@reneevincent.com for discounted Book Club print book prices.)

  • What is your opinion of the new hero, Breandán Mac Liam? Was he a believable character? Was he someone you could sympathize with? Or did you think of him as too weak and needy?
  • After continuing with the series, has your opinion of Mara changed from the first book? Did you find yourself wanting her to fall for Breandán? Or was it difficult to accept because your feelings for Dægan ran far too deep?
  • Tait became a prominent figure in this book. Did you enjoy the conflict he posed between himself and Breandán? Himself and Mara? Himself and Nevan?
  • Did the author do a good job of surprising you with another plot twist at the end? Or did you figure it out before it was revealed?
  • What were your feelings toward Gustaf? Was he a welcomed character for you in the book? Were you pleased to know Dægan's older brother was still alive?
  • What did you think about Æsa?
  • Given her past, were you turned off by her relationship with Gustaf? Or did you sympathize with her and the terrible life she was forced to live?
  • Who was your favorite supporting character this time?
  • Did the book end the way you expected?
  • Now that you've read about the two very different heroes who loved Mara, who do you think is best for her? Who do you think loves her more and why?
  • Would you recommend this book to your closest friends?

The Fall of Rain (Book 3)
December 2011
Turquoise Morning Press
(Contact me at rv@reneevincent.com for discounted Book Club print book prices.)

  • What did you think about the author ending the trilogy with a contemporary romance, when the first two of the series were historicals?
  • Knowing that the two men loved Lorraine, who did you find yourself rooting for - Leif or Patrick? And why?
  • What did you think about the way the author took actual scenes from the previous books and tweak them into first person flashbacks through the heroine's point of view?
  • Did the author do a good job of taking you back in time and give you a sense of familiarity, just as her characters were feeling it?
  • Who was your favorite supporting character in the grand finale?
  • Did you think the author tried to add a little more humor to the story since it was a modern day romance? Was it forced humor? Or did you enjoy it?
  • What are some differences between the first two books and the last book of the series?
  • What are some similarities between the first two books and the last book of the series?
  • As a reader who successfully finished the trilogy, were you pleased with the final ending?
  • Did you foresee the twist of the climactic ending before it was revealed?
  • Were you successful in predicting ALL of the protagonists' identities? Was there anyone you didn't suspect?
  • Would you recommend this book to your closest friends?
  • Which book was your favorite and why?
  • Which hero was your favorite and why?
Copyright © 2008 - 2014 by Renee Vincent. All Rights Reserved.