1. Is Alexandra truly in love with William or is hers an infatuation with something she can never have?
2. Do you think Alexandra succumbed to her fall?
3. Did Sir Ian’s loss of Elsbeth soften his character?
4. If Beyond the Rose is made into a movie, who would you want to play William? Arielle? Ian? Emma? Alistair? Morgan? Simon? Peepers?
5. Which parts of the novel made you cry? Laugh?
6. Which character in Beyond The Rose is most like you? Which character would you most like to hang around with?
7. What attributes do you like to see in a woman? In a man?
8. How does Sir Ian Hargrove change during the course of the novel…or does he?
9. Do you think this is the end of Alexandra?
10. Do you believe Alistair’s and Alexandra’s account about Calvin Layton?
11. What element/role does Peepers play in the story?