Heart of Hope by Lucy Score

Book Club Questions


About 15 years ago, we started our first book club at Cupboard Maker Books. We are excited to start a new book club to discuss Lucy Score's books. We have always written book club questions to help facilitate discussion. Please feel free to use these questions for your own book club.  

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Warning:  These questions contain SPOILERS for this book.




  1. What do you think of the alternating perspective 3rd person narration?
  2. How do you feel about the beginning of the book?
  3. Why do you think it is important that Bristol makes the decision to donate Hope’s organs?
  4. What do you think of the letter Bristol writes to the recipient of Hope’s heart eight months later?
  5. How do you feel about Bristol’s job as the owner of a coffee shop/breakfast place?
  6. What do you think of Violet’s coach, Freddy, having a heart attack at a game and Bristol jumping into do CPR?
  7. How do you feel about a small town like Hope Falls being unable to find a kids’ hockey coach after Coach Tubs almost dying during a game?
  8. What do you think of Beau and Bristol officially meeting at the hockey rink while she is hating her life choices?
  9. Does this book make you feel like you’d like to live in a small town? Why or why not?
  10. Who is your favorite character and why?
  11. Who is your least favorite character and why?
  12. Does the ice skating lesson Beau gives Bristol sound romantic? Why or why not?
  13. How do you feel about the theme of grief in the book?
  14. What do you think of the 1st hockey game coached by Bristol?
  15. Should Beau have insisted on telling Bristol the truth about who he was before they were intimate? Why or why not?
  16. What do you think of Thanksgiving and the empty seat for Hope and the rule against crying?
  17. Did you figure out why Beau was hiding his real last name and his past before the reveal?
  18. How do you feel about the note that Beau left? (Pg 135)
  19. What do you think of Bristol’s reaction to Beau’s disappearance?
  20. How does the snow ball battle between Savannah and Bristol make you feel?
  21. How do you feel when Beau finally tells Bristol the truth about Alli and his feelings?
  22. What do you think of Alli becoming a bridesmaid after 30 seconds?
  23. Can you even imagine the selfishness of Beau and Alli’s parents?
  24. How do you feel about everyone immediately forgiving Beau except for Bristol?
  25. What do you think of Beau’s grand gesture?
  26. How do you feel about the bonus epilogue?
  27. Did you like book?


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