Review by kfwilson6 -- The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci

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Re: Review by kfwilson6 -- The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci

Post by BasilTanko » 21 Jul 2018, 13:11

Eryn Bradshaw wrote:
20 Jul 2018, 14:46
I personally struggle to read the romance genre because of interactions like you described between Angela and Alex. I like the premise of the book well enough, and I think if I read it, I'd want to know more about the historical couples than I would want to know about Angela. After reading the sample, I decided against picking it up, but I'm glad you still enjoyed it. Thanks for the review!
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Post by Helen_Combe » 23 Jul 2018, 11:47

Great review as always. I know what you mean about toe curling love scenes, they are so hard to get right and will never suit all of the readers. In my last book, a man ‘entered her temple and made his offering’. My toes were so curled I could barely walk.
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Post by kfwilson6 » 23 Jul 2018, 12:05

Helen_Combe wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 11:47
Great review as always. I know what you mean about toe curling love scenes, they are so hard to get right and will never suit all of the readers. In my last book, a man ‘entered her temple and made his offering’. My toes were so curled I could barely walk.
Omg, thank you for sharing that. That is atrocious. I like when they keep it simple. Just gloss over it if you can't write it well, don't torture me with your awkward euphemisms.

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Post by Jgideon » 24 Jul 2018, 04:17

I am a great fan of historical fiction stories. The fact that Ami uses accurate historical facts in the story made the book very fascinating for me to read. Also, the search for the truth behind the missing piece of art was masterfully executed. Thanks for the nice review.

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Post by Rosemary Khathibe » 24 Jul 2018, 07:44

You have written an excellent review. I was more interested in the main character's love story but your review in regard to it has me thinking twice.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 24 Jul 2018, 09:13

Rosemary Khathibe wrote:
24 Jul 2018, 07:44
You have written an excellent review. I was more interested in the main character's love story but your review in regard to it has me thinking twice.
Thank you Rosemary. I appreciate your kind comment. I would have loved the focus on romance more if it had been more about the two couples from the past. They were quite intriguing to me.

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Post by Morgan Jones » 24 Jul 2018, 14:17

Awkward romance is an absolute turn off for me when it comes to any book. So, sadly, I think I'll pass. You've done an excellent job in analysing this book!😊
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Post by melissy370 » 24 Jul 2018, 16:51

I read the sample of this book and I have to say I did not enjoy it as much as others did. The odd bedroom talk just gives me another reason why I would not like it. Thanks for your excellent review!

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Post by jcoad » 07 Sep 2018, 21:13

I was a fan of the flashback portions of this book. I found them much more entertaining than the present day story as it was just too predictable for me. I agree with you on the "romance scenes" besides being painful to read I wished they would just stop hooking up and find the painting. Thank you for the review!

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Post by kfwilson6 » 14 Sep 2018, 09:53

jcoad wrote:
07 Sep 2018, 21:13
I agree with you on the "romance scenes" besides being painful to read I wished they would just stop hooking up and find the painting.
Haha, yes absolutely. I love romance novels, and sex scenes done well don't bother me, but that's exactly how I felt. I thought Ami should have given the search for the painting more page space. Thanks for commenting :)

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Post by Rain18 » 14 Sep 2018, 10:21

Great review. Like you, I also researched the figures, dates, and events and was impressed with Ami's commitment to historical accuracy. The sex scenes in this book were so overdone and the author placed too much focus on a sexual relationship instead of allowing the two to build a romantic relationship. In such a short amount of time, the two are thinking about things such as marriage and babies. If not for that, I agree with you that the book overall was a good story. I also rated it 3 stars. Thanks for your review.
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