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

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Post by Marybthking » 29 Jul 2018, 16:18

When I picked this novel up, I was hoping for a suspense thriller, so I was a little disappointed that I had to wade through a romance novel to get to the thriller. I felt as though the story picked up about half way through, and that overall the story was good. I didn't love the book myself, but I believe that those who like their thrillers with a heavy dose of romance and time travel would probably enjoy it.
I liked Fioretta and Giuliano more than Alex and Angela, and wish the story had centered a little more on them. The book was well researched with a pretty good storyline, but I felt the character development of Alex and Angela was weak and relied too heavily on their archetypes (damsel in distress and hero). They lacked any kind of real depth apart from you just accepting a girl waiting around for her infallibly noble and strong hero to race to her defense.
I actually gave it 3 out of 4 stars because I felt that although I found the characters wanting, they were okay enough to get you through a pretty good story.

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Post by aruneshwar2 » 30 Jul 2018, 05:57

I like the artistic side of the novel because of its association with da vinci. The mystery elements in the novel is also not what I would normally look for as they are based on the paranormal. So that would have to be the downside to the book.

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Post by khandzz09 » 30 Jul 2018, 09:11

This is a good book. I love mystery and adventure kind of stories because they connect with the reader. You get to know the characters, which makes you feel not just familiarity with them, but loyalty – you want them to win. This book is interesting because of its twists and turns and unpredictable events that could affect the audience. I would recommend this book.

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Post by sylviab98 » 30 Jul 2018, 11:51

I definitely agree with people saying that it combines several Topics and Genres, thus making it more interesting. Also saying that it's a good way to expand our horizons and learn new things, is absolutely true in my opinion ! However it is not as romantic as it is more so sexual. I think people confuse these two terms !

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Post by topdan30 » 30 Jul 2018, 17:00

This is a book i find to be more of triller than romantic and i love the introduction of art into it also. This a really good book i will be glad to recommend to lovers of good storyline and a triller with sexual touches

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Post by amsula_2018 » 30 Jul 2018, 22:52

I have not read the book but based on your opinion, it seems to be a good book to read.
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Post by topdan30 » 01 Aug 2018, 10:09

amsula_2018 wrote:
30 Jul 2018, 22:52
I have not read the book but based on your opinion, it seems to be a good book to read.
It is a must read book for all lovers of a good storyline with lot of spices. why not try get one to read. and come give your view. you will sure not be disappointed as it is rich in details and lots more.

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Post by Jag810 » 01 Aug 2018, 13:50

Is it sleep walking? Visions? Or her past lives coming back to haunt her?

Angela has been living a pretty normal life until now, she works as an Intern at the Getty, she runs on zero sleep, and she’s got an evil and inappropriate boss. Sounds like my first job honestly.

All Angela wants to do it rise in the art world, which is pretty much determined by her boss, since he’s a powerful man and has several connections. That’s until she meets an Art detective Alex Caine, he’s Scordato‘s rival in the Art world.

There is believed to be a lost Da Vinci that has never been uncovered, and after several attempts by Alex and his client Max Jaeger to uncover it, they didn’t find it. Max Jaeger believes this deeply because his uncle from WWII had written letters to his mother about finding this painting in the archives of an art museum that the Medici family had sponsored and had their collection there. Scordato says the painting doesn’t exists if they couldn’t find it, but it’s just a ploy to have it for himself.

Angela gets swept into the madness after her boss Scordato has been following her movements and had noticed she’d visit Giuliano de Medici’s portrait and go into a trancelike state and talk to it and even speak Italian. She is the key to unlock this mystery, but will good Triumph over evil this time? Seems like evil won in her two past lives but does she have the strength or what it takes to save her and her love Alex? This story is full of romance, the idea of reincarnation in the hopes that love carries on even through several life times. Also it mentions real historical events that happened during the renaissance. So if you’re into history, art, and love story/thrillers this is the book for you. I was on the edge of my seat from the very first chapter and my muscles stayed tense until the very end.

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Post by mtsnel006 » 01 Aug 2018, 15:44

I do not know of much art books such as this one, so to be exposed to it made me not just interested in artistic books, but also movies.
Because of the book's uniqueness and the featuring of historical icons such da Vinci, and of course its interesting content, I really would recommend it to others.
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Post by Rosemary Khathibe » 02 Aug 2018, 05:34

I was interested in the main character's love story and I was disappointed to find it clumsy. Anyway, the mystery in the book kept me hooked.

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Post by Rosehibbard » 02 Aug 2018, 19:01

I haven't had a chance to read this yet. The reviews are all good and I intend o on reading this book

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Post by allinsondaniel » 03 Aug 2018, 08:17

I am a fan of Da Vinci and everything related to his name I see, this book looks quite interesting, the review shows the highlights, I would recommend this book

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Post by Dusamae » 03 Aug 2018, 08:53

I gave this 4 out of 4 stars. I thought the book was well written. The author made the characters come to life. I loved the paranormal aspect of the story, and also the love the couples felt for each other through time. I can't think of anything I didn't like about the book. Yes, I would recommend this book to people who like romance books.

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Post by nikkyteewhy » 03 Aug 2018, 09:28

Initially, I liked the Angela character but after a while her character changed but

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Post by nikkyteewhy » 03 Aug 2018, 09:29

Initially, I liked the Angela character but after a while, her character changed, I like the plot. I recommend it

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