How does this book compare to Belle Ami's Other Work?

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How does this book compare to Belle Ami's Other Work?

Post by MarisaRose » 01 Jun 2018, 05:28

For those of use who have read other works by Belle Ami, how did The Girl Who Knew da Vinci compare?

I enjoyed The Girl Who Knew da Vinci much more than Belle Ami's previous work that I read, Escape. I thought The Girl Who Knew da Vinci had more engaging characters and the plot was more exciting; however, I definitely didn't think the story was completely unique!

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Post by Sushan » 01 Jun 2018, 11:18

Story cannot be taken as a unique fiction since the theme of dream driven actions is a bit common one. Anyway I cannot comment on comparing the books, since I haven't read her other books 📚
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Post by Sarah Tariq » 01 Jun 2018, 14:01

The plot is a bit different from the previous book Escape. But the element of thrilling romance is common in both of the books.
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Post by cristinaro » 04 Jun 2018, 07:08

I haven't read other works by Belle Ami, but from her short bio, I understand that she mainly writes romances with a touch of mystery and suspense. In the case of this novel, I wish the characters were more developed and the plot more elaborated.
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Post by nicholvan » 06 Jun 2018, 03:05

I think it's more engaging and interesting.

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Post by Jgideon » 06 Jun 2018, 06:39

I have not read any of her other books. Thus, I cannot comment on the comparison.

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Post by SamSim » 06 Jun 2018, 12:17

Juliet Muia wrote:
06 Jun 2018, 06:39
I have not read any of her other books. Thus, I cannot comment on the comparison.
Me neither, but I must say that reading everyone's comments on the BOTM is more entertaining than a Facebook game. You are all so insightful.
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Post by bookowlie » 06 Jun 2018, 20:02

Both books have a thriller element, but the tension and threat seems higher through the story in Escape. I found the plot more interesting in The Girl Who Knew da Vinci, but that's because I liked the art history tie-in. Both stories have international settings and a mix of themes.
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Post by kfwilson6 » 08 Jun 2018, 14:36

SamSim wrote:
06 Jun 2018, 12:17
Juliet Muia wrote:
06 Jun 2018, 06:39
I have not read any of her other books. Thus, I cannot comment on the comparison.
Me neither, but I must say that reading everyone's comments on the BOTM is more entertaining than a Facebook game. You are all so insightful.
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Hehe jk. I too enjoy the various opinions that I read. I like when the conversations get a little more intellectual past the "is it a good or bad book" point.

I haven't read anything else by Belle Ami so I am interested to see what others on this thread will say. It will be good to know if it is worth pursuing any more of her work at this point, especially when it comes to the opinions of those who will have a similar perspective on this book to mine.

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Post by micoleon13 » 08 Jun 2018, 19:27

She does seem to follow the romance suspense theme in her books. I've read The Tip of the Spear books, but I prefer this one due to the added art and history aspect.

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Post by Bookmermaid » 11 Jun 2018, 04:22

I have read Ami's The One and More: An Erotic Suspense novel. I found it a much smoother and easier read that this current text. As suggested by the title scenes of erotic sex unfolded from the beginning and the accompanying profane language was replete in such scenes. The Girl Who met Da Vinci has more of a convoluted style of writing with erotic scenes that are less graphic than The One and More.

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Post by Amcdanel86 » 14 Jun 2018, 13:44

I enjoyed both books. Both are about a couple trying to escape. One from terrorist the others past lives repeating itself

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Post by holsam_87 » 14 Jun 2018, 20:12

bookowlie wrote:
06 Jun 2018, 20:02
Both books have a thriller element, but the tension and threat seems higher through the story in Escape. I found the plot more interesting in The Girl Who Knew da Vinci, but that's because I liked the art history tie-in. Both stories have international settings and a mix of themes.
That's good to know. I might consider reading Escape because books with a sense of tension are very interesting to me.
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Post by Kibetious » 19 Jun 2018, 06:14

I have not read the other books but I like this book a lot. I love books that have a historical perspective as well. I guess the view on this will depend highly on an individual's genre preference.
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Post by kfwilson6 » 21 Jun 2018, 12:44

Bookmermaid wrote:
11 Jun 2018, 04:22
I have read Ami's The One and More: An Erotic Suspense novel. I found it a much smoother and easier read that this current text. As suggested by the title scenes of erotic sex unfolded from the beginning and the accompanying profane language was replete in such scenes. The Girl Who met Da Vinci has more of a convoluted style of writing with erotic scenes that are less graphic than The One and More.
If the subtitle is "An Erotic Suspense novel" I don't think I'd particularly enjoy it. There has been a lot of conversation about the extensive sexual interaction between Angela and Alex and a lot of readers don't seem to think those scenes were incredibly well written. Do you think the erotic scenes in the One and More were well written? Would you recommend the book?

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