SUMMER AT THE CAPE Book Club Questions

  1. Jon faces a difficult choice concerning whether he should put his  passion for archeological exploration on hold in order to remain in Cape Sanctuary to care for his father after a difficult health diagnosis. Women often have to make sacrifices for family in caregiving situations. Would you have made the same choice Jon did? If not, why not? If so, how do you avoid resentment and regret?
  2. Summer at the Cape features two romance subplots, between Cami/Jon and Violet/Alex. Which is your favorite trope of the two featured in the book? Enemies to Lovers or Second Chance at Romance? Why? What are your other favorite romance tropes?
  3. The relationship between Cami and Violet (and Lily too) was affected by the divorce of their parents and the split custody agreement between Rosemary and Ted. Can adult siblings whose families were fractured in their youth rebuild relationships as they grow older? How? How could Ted and Rosemary have done a better job helping their daughters stay close into adulthood?
  4. Violet is struggling with understandable grief because of her twin sister’s death, compounded by guilt that Lily died while the two of them were in the middle of a difficult stretch in their relationship. Does Violet have reason for her guilt? Is there a more healthy way the two of them could have resolved their differences, rather than separation?
  5. Are you a twin or do you have twins in your family? What have you observed or experienced about the unique bond between twins compared to between regular non-multiple siblings?
  6. Have you ever been Glamping? Do you you think it’s something you would enjoy or would you rather go camping old-school? Where would you like to go?
  7. How does the title SUMMER AT THE CAPE work in relation to the book’s contents? If you could give the book a new title, what would it be?