The Arrangement by Mary Balogh

Romance Book Club

The Arrangement Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the 3rd person narration?
  2. The book begins with Vincent, a 23 year old, fleeing his house to escape his female relatives, is this typical for a historical romance?
  3. Does it make more sense that his family is trying desperately to marry him off when it’s revealed he’s blind?
  4. Do you like Vincent?
  5. Sophia watches Vincent arrive at this childhood home is this a good introduction to her?
  6. Does the gossip of a small town ring true?
  7. Does Sophia going to the assembly remind you a little of Cinderella going to the ball?
  8. What do you think of Sophia and Vincent discussing their dreams of being independent?
  9. Were you surprised that Sophia’s family tossed her for saving Vincent?
  10. What do you think of the long description of her shopping trip?
  11. What do you think of the survivors club?
  12. Are you surprised by his panic attacks?
  13. Do you feel bad for Martin, Vincent's valet?
  14. What do you think of the seeing eye dog idea?
  15. Did you imagine that scene when Sofia spoke of her heartbreak?
  16. Does inviting her relatives to the ball seem odd?
  17. What did you think of the conflict?
  18. Did you like the book?
  19. Would you read more in the series?

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