Book Club Questions: The Girl on the Boat

2021-01-27 Book Club Questions, The Girl on the Boat

Let’s do something fun today! I’ve had requests for book club questions to go along with my books, and I would love to make such a thing available. (Let me know in the comments if you want me to include it in my books or as a separately available download!)

In the meantime, I thought I’d include some book club questions here! It’s been almost a year since I released The Girl on the Boat, and it continues to be one of my best-sellers, so I thought we’d start there. (Plus, it’s a quick read if you want to brush up or try it out in order to participate!)

To make it more fun, let’s include a giveaway! Answer any one of these questions in the comments below (or leave any comment!), and you could be chosen to win a free copy of any one book in the series (your choice!), in either paperback or ebook.

Warning: If you haven’t read The Girl on the Boat yet, there may be spoilers in this post and in the comments!

Okay, let’s go!

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1 Which character did you like best? Why? Here are a few to choose from: Bailey, Tommy, Monica, Stan Lehman, Baron Hackett. 

2 Did the characters feel believable to you? Did they remind you of anyone you already know?

3 Have you ever wanted something as badly as Bailey wanted to be a mail jumper? What was it? Why was it important to you?

4 Have you ever been afraid of getting someone in trouble, like Bailey was? Have you ever doubted your own mind because a person you disagreed with was popular or powerful?

5 Do you think Tommy should have pushed Bailey to report the break-in suspect, even when he didn’t know who it was? Why or why not?

6 Baron is smart and popular and apparently has many secrets! How did you feel about him in the beginning of the story? The middle? The end? Who’s side do you think he’s actually on?

7 Do you think Monica was justified in jumping to conclusions about who broke into the police station and why? Or should she have waited until more facts were available?

8 At the end of the story, what questions do you still have? What do you wish the author had gone into more detail about?

Contest Rules

    • In the comments, answer at least one of the questions above. (For clarity, go ahead and include the question number!) Or leave a comment of your choice.
    • The contest will remain open until Feb. 3rd, 2021 at 11:59pm Central Time.
    • Danielle will randomly choose one winner from the people who answered a question. She will get in touch with them to let them know they won. The winner will also be announced in the comments.
    • The winner can choose one copy of any of Danielle’s books–even Mailboat IV! (Releasing June 5, 2021.) The winner can choose to receive their book as an ebook (for any device) or as a paperback. If the winner chooses a paperback, they can also have it autographed for free.

Okay, people, this book club is open for discussion! Start commenting for your chance at a free book!


Need copies of any of my books for your book club? Get them here!

Cyber Monday!

It’s Cyber Monday!

Which strikes me as odd, considering that the majority of holiday shopping this year probably happened online. (Thanks, pandemic.) But anyway, here we are.

Friends, today is the last day to grab my books at their best prices all year long. Still need to buy something for someone on your list? I’ve got all your bookworms covered!

In fact, here’s a handy holiday shopping guide so you’ll know exactly what to get for whom. (Including you! Don’t forget to pre-order Book IV at the lowest price you can get!)

I also want to say THANK YOU to everyone supporting my small business this holiday season. A lot of my readers prefer shopping directly with me, because they know they’re helping my business grow. Writing novels is my dream, and because of you, that dream gets to come true. For the next couple of days, I’m going to be super busy autographing books and putting them in boxes and padded envelopes and making trips to the post office. And the whole time, I’m going to be thinking of YOU with a heart full of joy and gratitude.

So don’t miss out on those deals today! This is the last time my books will be this low until next November! I can’t wait to help bring smiles and wonderful hours of cozy but breathless reading to your friends and family.


It’s your last chance–get these deals before they’re gone! 30% off TODAY ONLY!

Black Friday Sale Holiday Shopping Guide

Guys! It’s my biggest sale of the year! Back by popular demand, everything in my bookstore is 30% off. Time to get your holiday shopping done!

Her name was Bailey. All she wanted was a family of her own. Instead, she found a body at the end of the pier…

Feeling overwhelmed as you browse my online store? No worries! I’ve put together a handy shopping guide so you’ll know exactly what to get your friend or loved one.

And remember, I can autograph any paperback copy, gift wrap it, and ship it to the recipient’s door.

Shopping for a friend or family member?

Get them the boxed set! All three books in the series-so-far will keep them thrilled and enthralled to help them pass those winter nights. And psssst… don’t forget to add the prequel novella, too, if they’re extra-hungry readers!

Shopping for a young reader?

The Mailboat Suspense Series is appropriate for ages 13 and up and the perfect place to start for that young bookworm ready to delve into adult books. My kid readers are avid fans! To see if they like it, buy them the prequel novella, The Girl on the Boat. Or if they’re constantly running out of reading material, buy them the boxed set! But to make it complete, definitely add a silver helm necklace, just like the one Bailey has in the books. My teen readers are in love with these.

Shopping for YOU?

No shame, I do this too! (I mean, c’mon, the deals!) You might try the two latest books in the series, The Captain’s Tale (Book 3) and The Girl on the Boat (the prequel novella). You might also try the ebook editions and get them on your ereader NOW! And want to hear a secret? Pre-order Book 4 at the lowest price you’ll get ever and make all your friends jealous! (Or better yet–order for all your friends, too!)

I hope that helps you with your holiday book shopping this year. Remember, I can autograph paperback copies, gift wrap them, and ship them directly to the recipient’s door. I’m happy to make your holiday tasks easier, especially in a year like this one.

Need help with your order? No problem. Just contact me and I’ll do everything I can to help. I answer emails and package and ship the orders personally!

Until I hear from you, Happy Holidays!

~ Danielle


Just a reminder, here’s today’s bestsellers!