There wasn't a whole lot of chatter in the comments section after last Tuesday's post; but then again, if you did stop by, you might be like me. You see, I've never been very good at speaking up in a group. (I was never the kid with my hand raised high in class, desperately hoping the teacher would "pick me, pick me!" to answer a question. No, quite the opposite; I lived in dread of being called upon.) If I had ever joined a book club IRL, I probably would have been too shy to jump into the discussion.
So maybe when we had our first meeting, you were feeling shy. Or maybe you were running off to procure your copies of Finding Grace and Erin's Ring, so you would be prepared for future meetings!! And you've been busy reading. (If so, bless you and I hope you're enjoying them.)
Anyway, let's get this meeting underway. Today I thought I'd just pose a question concerning Finding Grace (so if you haven't read it and want to, be warned that this post could contain spoilers).
The first title I had in mind for this novel was Amazing Grace. But before I was even finished writing it, I saw to my dismay that Danielle Steele had a new book out with that very title. That got me thinking of other possibilities, among them The Path to Grace and Finding Grace. My husband and I both agreed that Finding Grace fit the story best, as it can apply in a very literal sense (when Grace's love finds her at a special spot at the end of the story) and also more metaphorically, on a spiritual level (when characters who need it find the kind that comes from God).
So here's something we can discuss this week, if you're interested: which character's struggle touched you the most, and how did you see God's grace working in him or her?
By the way, this can also count as the second installment in my "Scenes from Grammy's Lap" series, because this is the selfie I took as I sat at my laptop, typing this blog post one-handed while G-Man nuzzled on my shoulder for his morning nap. (I call this the very best sort of multi-tasking--and I think the muscles in my left arm are getting quite impressive.)
Okay then, leave me a comment if you're so inclined. I promise I'll get back to you. And maybe we can get an energetic book club discussion going!