Overall rating and opinion of "The Girl Who Knew da Vinci" by Belle Ami

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Re: Overall rating and opinion of "The Girl Who Knew da Vinci" by Belle Ami

Post by CatInTheHat » 10 Jun 2018, 07:56

I thoroughly enjoyed The Girl Who Knew da Vinci. The premise is unique. At first, I thought it was going to be a typical time travel story but it's not about time travel (at least not in the normal sense). I would have liked a little more info in the epilogue. I intend to recommend this one to my "live" book club.
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Post by amfrecti » 10 Jun 2018, 10:23

This book would be great for lovers of romance novels, it was a bit much for my taste though. The mention of Da Vinci in the title conjured up visions of Dan Brown but alas it was not to be. As mysteries go this one was pretty tame, the paranormal element was interesting since it was the device used to solve the mystery. I would rate this book as 3 out of 4 stars, good but not exceptional.

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Post by Amcdanel86 » 10 Jun 2018, 12:56

I love this book. I love the mystery to it. I also like how she intertwine the present and past lives together. I am half way done. I am looking forward to seeing how it ends

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Post by strawberrysab » 10 Jun 2018, 16:22

This is one of the few books read recently that I’d recommend to anyone. It puts together multiple elements: art, mystery, romance and even paranormal. This characteristic alone is enough to make it unique. In addition, it’s well written and with vivid descriptions, something I always love in a book.
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Post by azerikaj » 10 Jun 2018, 17:12

Haven't finished yet, but I think there are definitely times that it tells, rather than showing us things...and, yes, are we supposed to think the art historian falls through a wormhole or something? guess I'll have to keep reading.

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Post by elivia05 » 10 Jun 2018, 19:10

I am not typically drawn toward mystery books, but this one was so great that simply couldn't put it down. I loved the art aspect which is what made me interested in this book initially. I would definitely recommend this book.

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Post by anwidmer » 11 Jun 2018, 07:15

Can anyone write a brief synopisis in theur own words for this one for me. Curious what others focused on in the text.

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Post by Ronel_Steyn » 11 Jun 2018, 08:55

I love history and art. I'm putting this book on my bookshelf right now. I definitely want to ready it. Thank you to everyone for your valued insight.

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Post by anwidmer » 11 Jun 2018, 10:32

Ive decided to read this one after reading all of the insights from you guys it sounds right up my alley. I dont have much interest in art but it sounds like i may after reading this book!

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Post by thelittlelibrary » 11 Jun 2018, 10:49

Sarah Tariq wrote:
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It is an interesting book which follows multiple themes of art, romance and mystery. The most attractive thing for me is its unique plot and perfect imagery. In the middle of the book the plot becomes complex and vague. I would like to recommend this book to others because of its interesting themes as it will appeal to many art lovers.
This sounds like a really interesting book! The themes interest me and for me a book has to have a good plot! Is the complexity and vagueness a good thing in your opinion or could it have been done better? Thank you for sharing your opinions!

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Post by thelittlelibrary » 11 Jun 2018, 10:50

CatInTheHat wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 07:56
I thoroughly enjoyed The Girl Who Knew da Vinci. The premise is unique. At first, I thought it was going to be a typical time travel story but it's not about time travel (at least not in the normal sense). I would have liked a little more info in the epilogue. I intend to recommend this one to my "live" book club.
Your description makes the book sound amazing! Thank you for sharing your opinions - I am adding it to my TBR shelf now! :D

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Post by zandri » 11 Jun 2018, 14:41

I have not read this book yet and from the mixed reviews, I don't think I will be reading it soon. The mystery side of the book would be the only part of interest to me. But the mystery seems to be outweighed by the history and art elements. Unfortunately, this does not seem like my type of book.

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Post by Morgan Jones » 11 Jun 2018, 20:58

It must a have took a lot of work to research all those aspects in art history to create the solid storyline. I congratulate the author's dedication.
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Post by kjarch1228 » 11 Jun 2018, 23:07

The Girl Who Knew da Vinci is a good read. I loved the historical aspects of the novel. My least favorite part was actually the romance between the main characters. I love a good romance but it was a bit too idealized. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes historical fiction or romance. It's a good blend of both genres.

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Post by RedLetter » 12 Jun 2018, 09:55

I have only just started reading this book, but based on the various reviews, I am definitely intrigued to read it to the end. This is a prime example of never judging a book by its cover. I can't wait to delve further into this one.

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