1. What differences did you note between Mary and Lee in their quest for becoming an overseas correspondent? What similarities did you see?
2. What inner conflicts of the book’s main characters (Katrine, Lee, Mary, Eddie, and Hendrick) do you feel helped form their outward goals? What were these goals?
3. Lee saw war at its worst on numerous occasions. What transformation did you see in her at the end of the book compared to the beginning?
4. One of Mary’s main conflicts is her relationship with her father. What do you think was the biggest change that occurred between them by the end of the story?
5. Katrine had to do the unthinkable—become the girlfriend of a Nazi officer in order to save her life. How did this affect her body and her soul?
6. Lebensborn homes were one way for the Nazi party to assure racial purity. What surprised you most about these homes?
7. Eddie became close to a group of men he served with. How did the war affect these friendships both positively and negatively?
8. Many Belgians risked their lives to help the Allies. Why do you feel it was worth it to them?
9. What surprised you most about this story?
10. Imagine twenty years passing after the end of the book. How would you like to imagine the characters after that much time has passed?