Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory is the official November 2021 pick for the Peanut Blossom Book Club for Recovering Readers.
I was a good girl. Even though it nearly killed me, I held off talking about Christmas until the time was good and ready!
Without a doubt, November is the perfect time to start binging on all things holiday romance.
I was downright giddy to find this month’s pick. It combines some of my favorite things:
- British Royal Family Drama
I hope you’re as ready as I am for some feel-good, lighthearted romance to kickstart the season. Let me know what you think of this month’s pick!
Peanut Blossom Book Club
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What Is Royal Holiday About?
“From the New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal and a “rising star in the romance genre” (Entertainment Weekly) comes a dazzling novel about a spontaneous holiday vacation that turns into an unforgettable romance.
Vivian Forest has been out of the country a grand total of one time, so when she gets the chance to tag along on her daughter Maddie’s work trip to England to style a royal family member, she can’t refuse.
She’s excited to spend the holidays taking in the magnificent British sights, but what she doesn’t expect is to become instantly attracted to a certain private secretary, his charming accent, and unyielding formality.”
Royal Holiday Discussion Questions
I believe the best book club questions to spark a lively discussion in your group help readers make personal connections to the story.
You can read about how to write the best book club questions on your own here, but hopefully these will get you started!
Have you travelled internationally before? Where do you go and how was the experience for you?
Vivian struggles with feeling too old to have a butterfly-flutter, giddy love interest. Have you ever felt to old to enjoy something? What was it?
Both Vivian and Malcom are wonderful role models in their work place. Do you have a role model you look up to and aspire to be more like?
How do you choose a new job? Have you ever been pressured to take an offer you don’t want to take?
Malcom’s nephew wants to attend art school despite his family’s wishes. How much have your family’s goals for you affected your choices for school or work?
How do you make a hard decision? Do you have a method similar to Vivian’s pro/con lists?
Have you ever experienced a long distance relationship? How did it work out?
Book Club Party Menu
For this month’s book club party, how fun would it be to plan a royal English tea?
You could serve elegant finger sandwiches, a towering tray of simple treats including peach scones or blueberry scones, and if you’re not a fan of tea, you could pour the coffee, hot cocoa, or sparkling wine.
Here are some fun British party recipes to get you started: