A Respectable Actress
Thomas Nelson, 9781401687595, 384pp.
Publication Date: October 13, 2015
Conversation Starters from ReadingGroupChoices.com
How does the notion of “respectability” affect the way in which India sees herself? How does it color
her perception of her relationship with Philip?
India’s nomadic lifestyle causes her to long for a real home—a refuge no theater can provide. What is
your definition of home?
India suffers the effects of being thought of as an outsider. Have you ever felt that way about
yourself? How did it influence your choices?
What do you think acting means to India? How do her skills influence the outcome of the story?
Were you surprised by the outcome of India’s trial? Why or why not?
What did you think of Philip’s decision not to tell India about his past until he was forced to do so?
How would his revelations have altered the story and their relationship?
If you have read The Bracelet, what did you enjoy most about this glimpse into Celia Mackay’s life ten
years later? Were you surprised that she took up India’s cause?