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Whom do you believe Belle should have chosen, Quinn or Ted?

Created: 04/16/17

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Posted Apr. 16, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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Whom do you believe Belle should have chosen, Quinn or Ted?


Posted Apr. 30, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Marcia S

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RE: Whom do you believe Belle should have chosen, Quinn or Ted?

I originally hoped she would choose Quinn. I think because I thought that would help heal Quinn, and I wanted him to heal. However, I think Belle made the right choice. With Ted, she could move on. It also forced Quinn to move on. I think it turned out the way it should be.


Posted Apr. 30, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Lois Irene

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RE: Whom do you believe Belle should have chosen, Quinn or Ted?

At some point, Belle said something like " I thought I wanted to be married to a musician (free spirit) type, but really what I want is someone who is home every night and helps out with raising my son."
Even though I wanted Quinn to have her back, I could see that Ted was the traditional, super responsible husband that she had wanted all along.


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Maggie

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RE: Whom do you believe Belle should have chosen, Quinn or Ted?

I believe she was right in choosing Ted. There was too much bad history with Quinn. With Ted she can start over. With Quinn there would always be his guilt of not being a good father. Also this was not a novel that should have had that kind of a happy forever after type of ending.


Posted May. 02, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
MarieA

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RE: Whom do you believe Belle should have chosen, Quinn or Ted?

I feel she made the right choice in Ted. Had she and Quinn gotten back together, I don't think the relationship would have lasted. Often times, the old hurts can not be overcome, and all the old baggage and sadness come back to destroy, rot renew or successfully restart, a relationship.


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renem

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RE: Whom do you believe Belle should have chosen, Quinn or Ted?

Ted. Both she and Quinn needed to move on to the next part of their lives.


Posted May. 02, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
susiej

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RE: Whom do you believe Belle should have chosen, Quinn or Ted?

The romantic in me wanted Belle to choose Quinn, but I knew that because that's what I wanted to happen, that it would not be the case. She would choose Ted. And she was right to do so. Quinn was not strong enough or responsible enough to provide Belle with what she needed, and Ted was. I think that is part of what made the book so satisfying. When characters grow, and we can watch them do so, we become pretty satisfied readers - we also can learn something, and that is one of the best reasons I know for reading.


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bestmartin

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RE: Whom do you believe Belle should have chosen, Quinn or Ted?

That's a good question. I understood that choosing Ted was meant to be the better, safer, more stable choice. I did wonder whether choosing Quinn would have been the better choice in terms of her future growth and evolvement. It certainly wouldn't have been the easier choice.


Posted May. 03, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
susanu

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RE: Whom do you believe Belle should have chosen, Quinn or Ted?

I wanted Belle to choose Quinn, I wanted that to work for both of them. But there was too much history, too much to recover from. They might have settled for each other, but not flourished.


Posted May. 04, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
deeh

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RE: Whom do you believe Belle should have chosen, Quinn or Ted?

I believe that Belle made the right choice. She had tried marriage twice with Quinn and he disappointed her both times. Some people just should not be married to each other, but can still enjoy each other as friends.


Posted May. 04, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
NancyPH

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RE: Whom do you believe Belle should have chosen, Quinn or Ted?

I agree with renem- she needed both. I don't think she necessary chose Ted over Quinn- I think she realized she could have both, in different roles.


Posted May. 05, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
kellyo

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RE: Whom do you believe Belle should have chosen, Quinn or Ted?

Belle dreamed of having a family. She wanted a husband to share her life with. Living with Quinn left her lonely. Ted was the best choice. He was a loving family man who doted on her. He also loved her son. It's hard to find good men who love your children from a previous marriage, especially when they are different.


Posted May. 06, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
paml

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RE: Whom do you believe Belle should have chosen, Quinn or Ted?

Belle should have chosen Ted. I believe Belle needed to be too much of a mother type to Quinn.


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alwaysdaddygirl

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RE: Whom do you believe Belle should have chosen, Quinn or Ted?

I agree with the others on that I thought it should be Ted to heal him. He needs to himself. I believed the boy is the one that help him heal. No matter the different paths, it all intervined with the boy. I think she need a little more time before marrying Ted. I believed that was the best choice for her.


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Posted May. 07, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
cathyoc

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RE: Whom do you believe Belle should have chosen, Quinn or Ted?

I don't think 'the third time is a charm' would have worked with Quinn and Belle. I am glad she chose Ted because he represented the security she craved and with time I know she will bond to his children and come to love them.


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kellilee

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RE: Whom do you believe Belle should have chosen, Quinn or Ted?

I think the relationships in this book ended up just as they were meant to end up and every character was better for it


Posted May. 08, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Sharlene

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RE: Whom do you believe Belle should have chosen, Quinn or Ted?

I think Ted was the right man for her. He understood what she needed and I thank he cared for her very much.


Posted May. 12, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
dianaps

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RE: Whom do you believe Belle should have chosen, Quinn or Ted?

I think that Belle rushed into the marriage to Ted way too soon and that the role of mother to his two boys would put a tremendous strain on her. I see divorce in her future and possibly a reunion with Quinn.


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