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Discussion Questions

The Tide Watchers

1. Lisbeth finds herself in an impossible situation. Having disobeyed her father she cannot ask him for help and has no one to turn to when her husband, Alain, kicks her out and takes their son. If you were in a similar situation, what would you do?

2. Life was very brutal and violent in France in 1803. Prior to reading THE TIDE WATCHERS, what came to mind someone mentioned Napoleonic France?

3. Both Fulton and Duncan fall in love with Lisbeth. Do you think that their feelings are true or are they clouded by the situation and each man’s personal motivations? Is either man capable of fully loving another person? What do you think is holding them back?

4. Lisbeth grew and changed in many ways over the course of the book. What do you think the most significant change for her was? Why?

5. Why do you think some stories make it into the history books while others do not? 

The Tide Watchers
by Lisa Chaplin

  • Publication Date: June 30, 2015
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • ISBN-10: 0062379127
  • ISBN-13: 9780062379122