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Signora da Vinci by Robin Maxwell

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Sat January 31st, 2009, 7:23 pm

"Divia" wrote:I havent read it yet. I didnt win any of the 1,000 copies being offerened. :p

Anyway I'm waiting to see if the library gets it.


I saw it in Costco this morning, but I already had a copy and I am currently reading it. I haven't gotten very far yet though.
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Julianne Douglas
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Location: Northern California

Postby Julianne Douglas » Sun February 1st, 2009, 9:55 pm

Yay, I found it! It was under the seat of the car.

Back to reading.....
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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Sun February 1st, 2009, 10:03 pm

I'm glad you found the book, Julianne. I just finished my school work for the weekend (Actually a teacher's work is never done; I'm just not doing any more today!) and I am also going back to reading Signora da Vinci.
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 12:32 am

I'm finding myself in the minority here, I was doing quite well until about page 250 and I've had to set it aside things have got quite dull - let alone the believability factor in how easily she walked in to a man's role and best friends with Medici (yeah he's a hunk) just like that. I'm starting something else and will try again later.

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Susan
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Postby Susan » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 12:43 am

"Misfit" wrote:- let alone the believability factor in how easily she walked in to a man's role and best friends with Medici (yeah he's a hunk) just like that. I'm starting something else and will try again later.


Actually I am having some trouble with that also. I'm not as far as you, but I will probably continue onward with the book.
~Susan~
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 12:54 am

"Susan" wrote:Actually I am having some trouble with that also. I'm not as far as you, but I will probably continue onward with the book.


Whew! It's usually just me all the time glad I'm not alone :o :rolleyes:

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 9:30 am

"Misfit" wrote:I'm finding myself in the minority here, I was doing quite well until about page 250 and I've had to set it aside things have got quite dull - let alone the believability factor in how easily she walked in to a man's role and best friends with Medici (yeah he's a hunk) just like that. I'm starting something else and will try again later.


I seem to be attracting books with this plot device at the moment. I am currently reading three books, and all of them have girls dressed as boys for some period of time at least.

Whether it could really happen is completely unlikely but I ccan live with that. Having said that I have had to put it down to get a library book read in time, but I will be going back to it.
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 2:10 pm

The masquerading as a man bit didn't bother me too much (although I wondered about how she p***ed into that horn and stuck it back in a pocket without rinsing and it didn't stink? :eek :) . It's more the way he fell into being best friends with Lorenzo and his group of scholars. Might be I'm not scholarly enough, I found some of their high minded conversations putting me to sleep :) :o

I'll try again, but so far I'm finding myself in agreement with the three star reviewer at Amazon.

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amyb
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Postby amyb » Tue February 3rd, 2009, 2:56 pm

I realize that the whole horn thing was a little out there, but is there a way you can overlook the things that aren't quite so believable for the sake of a good and entertaining story? Isn't that the beauty of fiction?


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