1: How does Phoebe justify her actions in trying to get back to land?
2: Are her actions justified, or should she have accepted her fate without a struggle?
3: How would you react if someone forced you—literally—to do something you didn’t want to do?
4: What was your first impression of Rafe?
5: What did Phoebe do right in building a relationship with him?
6: What did she do wrong?
7: How does Phoebe handle well or mishandle Belinda?
8: What could Phoebe have done better?
9: How did Phoebe fall in love with Rafe, while not condoning his motivations and actions?
10: How much, if at all, do you think the romance, the developing love between Phoebe and Rafe led to their emotional and spiritual healing?
11: What was your favorite scene in the book?
12: What revelation did you find the most surprising?
13: How did this story speak to your heart?
14: Who was your favorite character and why?
15: What do you think is the significance of the epilogue?