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What is your favorite couple from the novel?

Post by cristinaro » 01 Jun 2018, 16:36

Fioretta Gorini and Giuliano de Medici live their love story under Leonardo’s eyes in Florence at the end of the 15th century.

Sophia Caro falls for the German officer Gerhard Jaeger when Florence is under Nazi occupation during World War II.

In 2018, Angela Renatus passionately kisses Alex Caine way before she even knows his name.

While I am more drawn to star-crossed lovers like Romeo and Juliet, many would prefer a fairytale ending. From this perspective, what is your favorite couple from the novel? Why?
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Post by Miriam Molina » 04 Jun 2018, 21:09

If we take the story literally, there is only one couple, LOL!

I will have to say I like Giuliano and Fioretta best, if only because I am fascinated by their era. During that time when marriages were dictated by political alliances, was there room for true love?

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Post by bookowlie » 05 Jun 2018, 19:26

Miriam Molina wrote:
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If we take the story literally, there is only one couple, LOL!

I will have to say I like Giuliano and Fioretta best, if only because I am fascinated by their era. During that time when marriages were dictated by political alliances, was there room for true love?
Funny! I liked Gerhard and Sophia's story because it was so dangerous for them to escape during WWII. Sophia seemed like a strong women who developed a plan to go to her family home. She also was able to figure out where to hide the painting.
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Post by prospero360 » 06 Jun 2018, 08:38

Gerhard and Sophia

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Post by Sushan » 07 Jun 2018, 05:48

Fioretta and Guiliano are my favorite couple, well, relatively. Because I like other two couples a bit less. No other specific reason. My concern is more on the general story rather than the lovers in it
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Post by Zain A Blade » 08 Jun 2018, 12:58

Giuliano and Fioretta, I could never resist a real love story.

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Post by Ana-Maria-Diana » 09 Jun 2018, 13:27

If we are talking about DaVinci, I`ll say Fioretta and Giulliano because you can feel the spirit of that century.

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Post by AbbyGNelson » 11 Jun 2018, 11:07

Zain A Blade wrote:
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Giuliano and Fioretta, I could never resist a real love story.
Nice! That's a good pick.

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Post by Ever_Reading » 11 Jun 2018, 16:22

Fioretta and Giuliano take the cup for me. :greetings-clapyellow: Simply because I enjoy reading romance when in a historical setting. There was little fluff with the two of them and more love, in my opinion. But I also liked Angela's and Alex's chemistry. There is something alluring about being deeply attracted to someone without knowing why.
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Post by kjarch1228 » 12 Jun 2018, 00:02

Fioretta Gorini and Giuliano de Medici are my favorite couple. Fioretta is so bold and passionate in her feelings for Giuliano. And I feel that of the three male counterparts, Giuliano is the one that sacrifices the most to be with his love, Fioretta. I also love the way they speak to one another. Their language is so romantic. I wish we had a little more insight into their love story.

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Post by cristinaro » 12 Jun 2018, 02:55

Miriam Molina wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 21:09
If we take the story literally, there is only one couple, LOL!

I will have to say I like Giuliano and Fioretta best, if only because I am fascinated by their era. During that time when marriages were dictated by political alliances, was there room for true love?
Yeah, I know, but I didn't want to disclose too much although technically, all those commenting here have already read the book. :)

For the same reasons, I guess Giuliano and Fioretta are my favorite couple too. There was room for true love, but there was not much room for marriages based on true love.
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Post by cristinaro » 12 Jun 2018, 03:05

bookowlie wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 19:26
Miriam Molina wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 21:09
If we take the story literally, there is only one couple, LOL!

I will have to say I like Giuliano and Fioretta best, if only because I am fascinated by their era. During that time when marriages were dictated by political alliances, was there room for true love?
Funny! I liked Gerhard and Sophia's story because it was so dangerous for them to escape during WWII. Sophia seemed like a strong women who developed a plan to go to her family home. She also was able to figure out where to hide the painting.
I agree with you that Sophia is perhaps the strongest of the three women. I am also thinking of what happened to her and Gerhard at the end of their story.
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Post by cristinaro » 12 Jun 2018, 03:07

Sushan wrote:
07 Jun 2018, 05:48
Fioretta and Guiliano are my favorite couple, well, relatively. Because I like other two couples a bit less. No other specific reason. My concern is more on the general story rather than the lovers in it
That's quite interesting considering the book is basically a romance. As far as I am concerned, "the general story" could have been developed a little bit more.
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Post by cristinaro » 12 Jun 2018, 03:08

Zain A Blade wrote:
08 Jun 2018, 12:58
Giuliano and Fioretta, I could never resist a real love story.
Do you think the love between the other two couples was not real enough? :)
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Post by cristinaro » 12 Jun 2018, 03:10

Ever_Reading wrote:
11 Jun 2018, 16:22
Fioretta and Giuliano take the cup for me. :greetings-clapyellow: Simply because I enjoy reading romance when in a historical setting. There was little fluff with the two of them and more love, in my opinion. But I also liked Angela's and Alex's chemistry. There is something alluring about being deeply attracted to someone without knowing why.
I guess that's a very good definition of love. Being attracted to somebody without really knowing why. :)
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