Jubilee’s Journey Book Discussion Questions

The story starts in a coal mine community. When you think of coal mining what sorts of things do you picture?

Do you think Bartholomew gave up too soon looking for work outside of the coal mine? Why or why not?

If you were Ruth would you have stuck by Bartholomew or would you have asked family for more help?

Paul makes some decisions in the beginning about what to take when they left. What three things would you take if you had to leave your home and could never go back?

Do you think Paul made the right decision to leave Jubilee on the park bench? Why or why not?

Olivia steps in to take care of a complete stranger. How important do you think Ethan was in convincing Olivia to help Jubilee?

Sharing someone’s problems takes courage. In Olivia’s position would you have stepped in the same way? Why or why not?

If you’ve read Spare Change, how has Ethan Allen changed from then to Jubilee’s Journey?

If you’ve read Spare Change, how has Olivia changed from then to Jubilee’s Journey?

What is your favorite quote or saying from Jubilee’s Journey?

Do you feel Detective Gomez was justified in judging Paul in the beginning? Why or why not?

Do you feel Hurt’s path was inevitable? Was there anything that could have happened differently that would have changed the course of his life?

Everyone feels protective of Jubilee, why do you think that is? What part of Jubilee’s character makes people want to help her?

What does Olivia do when she feels stressed? What do you do when you feel stressed and want to relax or calm down?

How does Olivia draw Mahoney in to help her find Jubilee’s family?

Were you surprised by Anita’s reaction when she learned about her sister’s children? Why or why not?

Olivia and Anita both have people that enter and change their lives. How has a new person who has entered your life changed you?

Carmella wants to find out who shot her husband. Do you feel her methods were justified? Why or why not? Who finally sets the record straight on what happened to Paul?

At the end several people step forward to help Paul and Jubilee. Do you agree with how things turned out? If not, what would you have done differently?

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About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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