I wrote The Paris Effect for my own book group, “Food for Thought.” We like characters with a lot of flaws, so Amy has flaws. We like an “open” ending, so the book ends on a note where anything can happen. I also asked members of my book group (we’ve been together for more than 20 years!) to help me put together a discussion guide.

Similarly, Paris Ever After was also written with book clubs in mind because I was lucky enough to be invited to some of the groups who chose The Paris Effect as their book of the month. Many of their questions, observations, and insights found their way into Paris Ever After. I will be eternally grateful to them. Here’s the discussion guide.