I’m more than delighted, and a little scared, when I find out my book, The Women of Heachley Hall, is featuring at a book club. What do people talk about? Readers are always reviewers, even if they never post anything on a public forum, and as a writer, it is there at the back of my mind, all the time – what is that makes a book a good read?
If you are in a book club, then please consider my book, and if you do, I’d love to hear back from you.
I crafted a few questions I’d like to ask, if I was there. Just food for thought, things that intrigue me about the themes and characters.
Warning to those who haven’t read it – some spoilers!!!
- Would you live in Heachley Hall on your own? What makes somebody tenacious?
- Would you have left the house at any time, and if so, when?
- Miriam sacrifices her love to free Charles from his curse. What convinces her to do this?
- Do people punish themselves too harshly for guilty feelings – is Charles’s guilt justified?
- Did you guess the ending? Is Charles a ‘ghost’ or ‘time-traveller’?
- How much do the other characters contribute to the book?
- Did I make the right decision to tell Charles’s story in a journal or should I have done it differently – ie. In dialogue or interspersed between Miriam’s story?
Considering a pre-emptive strike – do I put readers questions in my next book?