The Shanghai Secret

  1. Which character in the book do you most relate to? Why?
  2. In what ways do you think Olivia and Jo are alike? In what ways are they different?
  3. Why do you think was Harland so intent on locating his daughter? Why didn't Jo see through him sooner?
  4. Harland tells Jo, "Sometimes it takes a stranger to see what others can’t"? Do you agree? Why or why not?
  5. We all have blind spots. What are Jo and Olivia's blind spots?
  6. Why do you think "girl reporters" got traction during the Gilded Age?
  7. Do you enjoy reading books set in small towns? Why or why not?
  8. If you could meet any character in the book, who would it be? Why?
  9. What parts of the book did you find yourself thinking about after you finished reading?
  10. Which unanswered questions do you hope are addressed in other books in the series?

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