Welcome to the inaugural meeting of Night Jasmine Book Club. Since The Temptation of the Night Jasmine just made its official public appearance a very short while ago, I will try to keep any questions with potential spoilers in them beneath the fold– and save the really spoiler heavy questions for next month.
In the meantime, here’s our kick-off question:
Talk about Robert, the Duke of Dovedale. What were your first impressions of him? Did they change as the novel progressed?
As a related, slightly more spoiler-ish question:
“For a moment, Robert was tempted to confide in her, to tell her the whole sordid story of the Colonel’s death and Wrothan’s disappearance. It would be a relief to have someone else to talk to” [page 78]. Why didn’t Robert tell Charlotte why he had returned to Girdings House? Do you think he should have confided in her sooner than he ultimately did?