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©2019 Ann Marie Bryan. All rights reserved.

 

Reading Group Guide

A Place for my Heart

  1. Which of the characters in A Place For My Heart did you identify with most, and why?

  2.  Why was it so difficult for Chandler to acknowledge his love for Sabrina?

  3.  What do you like and dislike about Chandler’s character?

  4.  Why do you think Sabrina was not immediately attracted to Chandler?

  5.  Why was it so difficult for Sabrina to talk about Chandler with Jenay?

  6.  Was it strange that Sabrina found herself with self-esteem issues?

  7.  How did you think Sabrina handled Chandler’s commitment issues?

  8.  Veronica Peynard asked for Sabrina’s help with building her relationship with Chandler. What are your thoughts about that?

  9.  Brother Nathaniel Selvin made Aunt Connie an offer she couldn’t refuse. What do you think that offer entailed?

  10.  How would you explain Amber’s colorful personality?

  11.  What are your thought on the role that Pastor Anthony Jackson played in the story?

  12.  Was there any advice that you could relate to?

  13.  Did you understand why Chandler felt that he was a recipient of God’s grace?

  14.  How well are you guarding your heart?

Reading Group Guide

Mirrored Hearts:

Sealed By Fire

  1. Which character can you relate to most, and why?

  2. Do you believe in love at first sight?

  3. Why do you think it was so difficult for Larry to forgive Rozene?

  4. Discuss the strategies that Larry used to win back Rozene’s affection.

  5. Can you identify with how Rozene felt when she found out about Larry’s deception?

  6. Why do you think Rozene ended up in an affair with Chandler?

  7. Why did Larry’s father want him to be head of the family business?

  8. Larry told his mother about his infidelity. Was that a good idea?

  9. How is it possible that two people who love each other committed adultery?

  10. When we don’t deal with past issues they become giants in our lives. Can you see where this occurred in Larry’s life?

  11. Do you agree that the grass is never greener on the other side?

  12. Can you recall a time in your life when you needed someone’s forgiveness?

  13. What role did Pastor Fotola play in helping to restore Larry and Rozene’s marriage?

  14. Why is it important to guard our hearts? (Proverbs 4:23)

  15. How well are you guarding your heart?

 

Reading Group Guide

Shades of the Heart

  1. What steps did Gabrielle take to restore her peace?

  2. Do you think that Blake handled Gabrielle’s infidelity correctly?

  3. Can you identify the strategies that Gabrielle used to win back Blake’s affection?

  4. Gabrielle said that Vivian had been a tower of strength and the voice of reason, many times in her life. Is there someone in your life that you can say that about? (Chapter 11 –Sisterhood)

  5. “Lord, I don’t want to be like this, she thought, gripping the sink. This sad person! I want to be at peace, Lord. I want to live again.” Gabrielle Montgomery (Chapter 13 - Courage To Believe). Can you identify with how Gabrielle felt?

  6. Explain – “Don’t die in a place that was only meant for you to pass through. Be brave. Ask God for the hard thing.” Vivian Moore (Chapter 13)

  7. “…When we don’t deal with past issues they become giants in our lives.” Vivian Moore (Chapter 13). Discuss this statement.

  8. Can you recall a time in your life when you needed someone’s forgiveness?

  9. Throughout the book, various counselling techniques are used, discuss some of the tips that were given?

  10. What role did Quincy play in helping to restore Blake and Gabrielle’s marriage?

  11. Blake wrestled with the thought that Gabrielle may be unfaithful again. Can you understand why? (Chapter 21 - Fully Empowered)

  12. In Chapter 21, Bishop Clandon asked Blake the following question - “Can you trust yourself to continue loving her without punishing her every day for what she did?” Is this a reasonable question? Why?

  13. Which character do you identify with most?

  14. Why is it so important to guard our hearts? (Proverbs 4:23)

  15. How well are you guarding your heart?

 

Reading Group Guide

Unforgettable: My Love Has Come Along

  1. What steps did Annalisa take to insure that she remains true to her values?

  2. Can you identify the strategies that Annalisa used in her decision-making process? Do you think they were effective? Would you apply any of these strategies to your decision-making process?

  3. Do you think that Annalisa handled the situation with Vena correctly? If you were in Annalisa’s position, how would you have handled the situation with Vena?

  4. Should Annalisa have informed Orane about the conversation that she overheard when they visited her mother on New Year’s Day?

  5. Prior to Orane’s proposal, Annalisa received other proposals. If she had accepted another proposal, she would have missed out on one of God’s blessings for her life. Can you recall times in your life when you did not wait on the Lord and the end result?

  6. Throughout the book, tips were given for a Godly and long-lasting marriage, do you agree with all the tips that were given?

  7. What are some of the things that Orane and Annalisa have in common?

  8. Do you think that it was easy for Orane and Annalisa to relate to each other because they are from the same culture? What role does culture play in a relationship?

  9. “In the deep recesses of my heart, I was convinced that God would come through in this area of my life. And come through beyond my wildest imagination.” Annalisa Jones
    What do you think gave Annalisa such a conviction?

  10. Several people helped Orane and Annalisa during their relationship, engagement and wedding. What role does each of the following people play in helping to create an unforgettable season for Orane and Annalisa? Anaya, Arianna, Bella, Harriett, Kay, Maydine, and Melissa.

  11. Which character do you identify with most?

  12. What are your views on establishing a long distance relationship? Did you think that a long distance relationship can last?

  13. Reality check! If you do not get married, could you handle it?