1. Aaron Caruthers leaves his stable job to help his ailing grandmother with her bakery and open his own small-town book-selling business. Given the declining state of economy, small towns and the publishing industry, do you think this is a naive plan, or a noble one? Did he have any other choice?
2. Stephanie Stephens has lived a charmed life whose parents have provided for her financially and emotionally her entire life. She has moved out for the first time in her life at age 30. Given her privileged upbringing, what advice or skills would you pass on to her?
3. Aaron has long suspected Steph of having an undiagnosed learning disability. Was he justified in bringing it up with her?
4. Wyatt's a rich, handsome man looking for a wife to start a family with. Would you have taken him up on his offer?
5. Does Aaron place too much stock in formal education? Are his views elitist, out of date, or practical? Does a formal education really matter in today's society?
6. Kira's been taking care of herself and her young brother without parental support for quite some time, and has barely been able to make ends meet. Given her situation, would you have called Child Services?
7. Why do you think Steph's parents kept their daughter in the dark about her learning disability? She has managed and worked around her LD all her life, so were they right to keep that secret?
8. Georgette eventually decides to release her secret recipes as a tribute to her legacy. What would you pass on to the world to mark your legacy?