This reading group guide for The Love of Her Life includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Harriet Evans. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book. Introduction
Meet Kate Miller, a young twenty-something professional who whiles away her days as an assistant at a literary agency in New York City. Kate has grown content with her quiet, almost solitary lifestyle when she learns that her father has fallen ill and she must return home to London—and the memories of her past, which she had tried to leave behind her.
Kate had been on top of the world in London: employed in her dream job, engaged to a wonderful man, and surrounded by friends. Then, one day, it all came crashing down. In response, Kate did the only thing she knew how to do, and ran away.
Returning to London makes Kate realize that she must confront the ghosts of her past. She starts on a journey that tests her resolve, opens old wounds, rekindles old friendships, and, most important, brings her face-to-face with the love of her life. Questions for Discussion
1. When preparing to return to London, Kate remarks, “It will be hard. . . . I had to go back sometime . . . Just