1. What expectations did you have for Mercy and Austin’s relationship when they first met?
2. List three of Austin’s PTSD symptoms.
3. Do you feel that Mercy displayed PTSD symptoms? If so, what were they?
4. What were Austin’s character strengths?
5. And his weaknesses?
6. What were Mercy’s most positive traits?
7. And her character flaws?
8. Why did Austin have such a hard time admitting his anger?
9. Do you feel Mercy overcame resentment toward her mother?
10. Which of the two main characters did you most closely identify with, and why?
11. Who’s your favorite secondary character, and why?
12. If you had to select one “faith theme” from this novel, what would it be?