What is your favorite couple from the novel?

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Re: What is your favorite couple from the novel?

Post by kfwilson6 » 27 Jun 2018, 20:10

bookowlie wrote:
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It's interesting that pretty much none of us think Angela was the strongest female character. Considering she was the main character, I had hoped she would have been the most resilient and strongest of the bunch.
Maybe we just had less opportunity to get to know the weaknesses of the other two, and we were also set up to expect her to be at least intelligent, and we didn't even get to watch her use the strength of her mind.

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Post by bookowlie » 27 Jun 2018, 20:20

In developing Angela's personality, it felt more like a case of tell vs. show. The reader is told of her high intelligence and art historian skills, but we see less evidence of that and more of a helpless woman harassed by her boss and then overtaken by spirts.
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Post by Mouricia25 » 27 Jun 2018, 21:27

They are one couple in my eyes haha. I would only pick Alex and Angela because they had the happy ending.

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Post by Yolimari » 28 Jun 2018, 03:58

My favorite couple was Angela and Alex because the chemistry between was intense. I was happy when they finally got together. After them, I liked the storyline between Sophia and Gerhard the most. I could imagine them escaping through the Uffizi’s corridor.
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Post by greenstripedgiraffe » 28 Jun 2018, 06:51

bookowlie wrote:
27 Jun 2018, 17:09
It's interesting that pretty much none of us think Angela was the strongest female character. Considering she was the main character, I had hoped she would have been the most resilient and strongest of the bunch.
That's a fact. Angela came through it the best at the end, but that was the point. Throughout, she wasn't really "strong" though. She was more of a young, naive damsel in distress who didn't really know which way was up.
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Post by bookowlie » 28 Jun 2018, 11:52

greenstripedgiraffe wrote:
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bookowlie wrote:
27 Jun 2018, 17:09
It's interesting that pretty much none of us think Angela was the strongest female character. Considering she was the main character, I had hoped she would have been the most resilient and strongest of the bunch.
That's a fact. Angela came through it the best at the end, but that was the point. Throughout, she wasn't really "strong" though. She was more of a young, naive damsel in distress who didn't really know which way was up.
So true! By the latter parts of the story, Angela seemed more like a vessel through which the clues to the missing painting flowed through.
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Post by bookowlie » 28 Jun 2018, 11:55

Yolimari wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 03:58
My favorite couple was Angela and Alex because the chemistry between was intense. I was happy when they finally got together. After them, I liked the storyline between Sophia and Gerhard the most. I could imagine them escaping through the Uffizi’s corridor.
I also loved the escape scenes. I know more than WWII history than the Renaissance period so I could imagine how dangerous it would be to escape from an area overtaken by the Nazis. It was also unique because you would never think of a Nazi officer going AWOL.
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Post by Yolimari » 28 Jun 2018, 12:29

bookowlie wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 11:55
Yolimari wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 03:58
My favorite couple was Angela and Alex because the chemistry between was intense. I was happy when they finally got together. After them, I liked the storyline between Sophia and Gerhard the most. I could imagine them escaping through the Uffizi’s corridor.
I also loved the escape scenes. I know more than WWII history than the Renaissance period so I could imagine how dangerous it would be to escape from an area overtaken by the Nazis. It was also unique because you would never think of a Nazi officer going AWOL.
Actually, Nazi officers and soldiers did in fact desert, particularly at the end of the war. That was actually historically accurate in the story, and I liked that the author portrayed that. If they were found, they were shot in sight. (I have a master’s in European History.)
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Post by bookowlie » 28 Jun 2018, 12:42

Yolimari wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 12:29
bookowlie wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 11:55
Yolimari wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 03:58
My favorite couple was Angela and Alex because the chemistry between was intense. I was happy when they finally got together. After them, I liked the storyline between Sophia and Gerhard the most. I could imagine them escaping through the Uffizi’s corridor.
I also loved the escape scenes. I know more than WWII history than the Renaissance period so I could imagine how dangerous it would be to escape from an area overtaken by the Nazis. It was also unique because you would never think of a Nazi officer going AWOL.
Actually, Nazi officers and soldiers did in fact desert, particularly at the end of the war. That was actually historically accurate in the story, and I liked that the author portrayed that. If they were found, they were shot in sight. (I have a master’s in European History.)
Interesting! I am not surprised they were shot on sight if they were found. The Nazis weren't big on due process.
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Post by scratchcat318 » 28 Jun 2018, 21:56

I ended up liking Angela and Alex the best, mostly because they had the most chemistry out of all the couples. The other couples were never really seen getting to know each other before falling in love and eloping. Angela and Alex actually had some good conversations before becoming a couple, and that was something I really enjoyed.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 28 Jun 2018, 22:06

Mouricia25 wrote:
27 Jun 2018, 21:27
They are one couple in my eyes haha. I would only pick Alex and Angela because they had the happy ending.
Don't be too hasty, only one week went by as Ami reminded us. Maybe in the sequel.we will see elements of a real, deeper relationship.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 28 Jun 2018, 22:09

Yolimari wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 12:29
bookowlie wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 11:55
Yolimari wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 03:58
My favorite couple was Angela and Alex because the chemistry between was intense. I was happy when they finally got together. After them, I liked the storyline between Sophia and Gerhard the most. I could imagine them escaping through the Uffizi’s corridor.
I also loved the escape scenes. I know more than WWII history than the Renaissance period so I could imagine how dangerous it would be to escape from an area overtaken by the Nazis. It was also unique because you would never think of a Nazi officer going AWOL.
Actually, Nazi officers and soldiers did in fact desert, particularly at the end of the war. That was actually historically accurate in the story, and I liked that the author portrayed that. If they were found, they were shot in sight. (I have a master’s in European History.)
Interesting fact. Sounds like something we could learn from today's BOTD! I wouldn't be surprised to learn many Nazis did what was necessary to survive after seeing the brutality their countrymen utilized.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 28 Jun 2018, 22:12

scratchcat318 wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 21:56
I ended up liking Angela and Alex the best, mostly because they had the most chemistry out of all the couples. The other couples were never really seen getting to know each other before falling in love and eloping. Angela and Alex actually had some good conversations before becoming a couple, and that was something I really enjoyed.
We even got to experience some relationship drama when Angela found out that Alex is wealthy and didn't immediately confess to it. That scene really bothered me as it was one of Angela's most ridiculous moments. It's not like Alex had much opportunity to tell her.

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Post by Samy Lax » 28 Jun 2018, 23:28

True love is always a winner in my book. So, my choice among the ones you have listed: Giuliano and Fioretta. Aren't they the best? :)
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Post by Yolimari » 29 Jun 2018, 01:36

Yolimari wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 12:29
bookowlie wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 11:55
Yolimari wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 03:58
My favorite couple was Angela and Alex because the chemistry between was intense. I was happy when they finally got together. After them, I liked the storyline between Sophia and Gerhard the most. I could imagine them escaping through the Uffizi’s corridor.
I also loved the escape scenes. I know more than WWII history than the Renaissance period so I could imagine how dangerous it would be to escape from an area overtaken by the Nazis. It was also unique because you would never think of a Nazi officer going AWOL.
Actually, Nazi officers and soldiers did in fact desert, particularly at the end of the war. That was actually historically accurate in the story, and I liked that the author portrayed that. If they were found, they were shot on sight. (I have a master’s in European History.)
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