Rising Tides – Reading Guide
- The terms of Aurore’s will require that a diverse group of people meet and spend several days together in her beach house before the will is read in its entirety. Was Aurore’s dying wish a foolish attempt to make peace? Or was it Aurore’s final attempt to educate her loved ones about the past?
- Dawn and Ben were lovers and friends, then distrust intervened. Do you believe they were able to overcome this after the close of the book and start a new relationship? What “ending” do you forsee for them?
- Nicky’s past has been heavily shrouded, and some of the events of her adult life were affected by a history that was hidden from her. Do you believe that she could ever forgive Aurore for keeping so many secrets?
- Was Father Hugh’s social activism a reaction to his failed romance in Morocco and the circumstances behind it? Or do you believe he had overcome that and was acting out of deep religious beliefs?
- Did either Hugh or Ferris welcome their own deaths because of everything that had come before?
- Did Henry’s treatment of Aurore make her actions on the wharf on the night of his death sympathetic? Was Henry’s death murder or justifiable homicide? Or neither?
- Aurore made many mistakes in her life. Despite the mistakes, did you understand and forgive her for them, believing that she was a good, though flawed, woman?