Is Angela’s connection with her past selves a gift or a curse?

Use this forum to discuss the June 2018 Book of the Month"The Girl Who Knew da Vinci" by Belle Ami
User avatar
chelhack
Posts: 36
Joined: 16 May 2018, 08:40
2018 Reading Goal: 29
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 10
Currently Reading: Toni the Superhero
Bookshelf Size: 17
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-chelhack.html
Latest Review: Serendipity Mystery by R.F. Kristi
Location: Joplin, MO

Re: Is Angela’s connection with her past selves a gift or a curse?

Post by chelhack » 14 Jun 2018, 05:22

I think that Angela's connections to Fioretta and Sophie could be both a gift and cures. That is because she is in a form living out the words that Giuliano said to Fioretta on their wedding day. "This life will never divide us. I will love you today, tomorrow and into eternity. This wedding picture will speak of our love long after we have passed." Within this book, Angela has gotten to experience that love three different times or feel a love so strong that it was immortal though coming back in form of different people yet still have that bond so strong. Though the first two times the men were killed right in front of her is a curse in itself but the last time she did get it right.
Chelsea N. Hacket

User avatar
Sahani Nimandra
Trial Bookshelves Moderator
Posts: 886
Joined: 27 Nov 2017, 22:49
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal: 5
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 89
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 180
Favorite Book: <a href="http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelve ... >Emotional Intelligence</a>
Currently Reading: A World Without Color
Bookshelf Size: 340
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-sahani-nimandra.html
Latest Review: The Buried Secrets of Peonies by Mernegar Dorgoly
Location: Sri Lanka

Post by Sahani Nimandra » 14 Jun 2018, 10:15

She seems to be a lot troubled by it so it is a curse. It all depends on how you look at it. A problem would not be a problem unless you look at it as a problem. Besides why run after visions they may tend to leave messages but that does not mean you should go after it and land in unwanted trouble.
Happiness is a cup of coffee and a good book!

User avatar
Amcdanel86
Posts: 202
Joined: 12 Oct 2016, 04:22
2017 Reading Goal: 0
Favorite Author: Charlaine Harris
Currently Reading: The Girl Who Knew da Vinci
Bookshelf Size: 48
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-amcdanel86.html
Latest Review: Diary of a Snoopy Cat by R.F. Kristi
fav_author_id: 3791
Location: dewitt ia

Post by Amcdanel86 » 14 Jun 2018, 13:33

I would think it a gift if I could see my past lives. I would like to know who I was in a past life. I do understand why Angela believes it a curse. It caused her a lot of problems

User avatar
kfwilson6
Member of the Month
Posts: 795
Joined: 14 Feb 2018, 15:30
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 58
Currently Reading: Red Queen (Red Queen series)
Bookshelf Size: 236
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kfwilson6.html
Latest Review: The Carbynarah Chronicles by Jon Franklyn
Reading Device: B00JG8GOWU
Location: Louisiana

Post by kfwilson6 » 15 Jun 2018, 09:03

Amcdanel86 wrote:
14 Jun 2018, 13:33
I would think it a gift if I could see my past lives. I would like to know who I was in a past life. I do understand why Angela believes it a curse. It caused her a lot of problems
I think one of the key aspects of the curse versus gift debate is that they were completely uncontrollable. Angela couldn't choose when, how, or for how long the visions would over take her, leaving her physical self potentially in harms way. Even if they were limited to being dreams that she saw when she slept, that for me would have shifted a little farther away from being labeled a curse because her safety wouldn't have been in so much jeopardy.

User avatar
kfwilson6
Member of the Month
Posts: 795
Joined: 14 Feb 2018, 15:30
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 58
Currently Reading: Red Queen (Red Queen series)
Bookshelf Size: 236
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kfwilson6.html
Latest Review: The Carbynarah Chronicles by Jon Franklyn
Reading Device: B00JG8GOWU
Location: Louisiana

Post by kfwilson6 » 15 Jun 2018, 09:06

thaservices1 wrote:
06 Jun 2018, 18:24
Well, I'm going to go with they were a blessing in disguise. Angela is whisked away from her humdrum daily life of art, overbearing peers and pervert boss into a life of adventure, love, fabulous wealth, great sex and professional recognition. Sure she passes out, freaks out, and almost gets raped and killed, but hey life ends up grand in the end.
Hahaha I love the positive attitude displayed in this review. Heck she even got to witness Sophia and Gerhard sharing an intimate moment. Are you a peeping Tom if it's a past version of yourself you are watching????

I wonder if Alex would have declared her to be worthy as an art detective partner if she had actually had to research and find real clues about the location of the painting. Every valuable piece of info came from the visions. Without them, she would have pretty much been useless to Alex.

User avatar
kfwilson6
Member of the Month
Posts: 795
Joined: 14 Feb 2018, 15:30
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 58
Currently Reading: Red Queen (Red Queen series)
Bookshelf Size: 236
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kfwilson6.html
Latest Review: The Carbynarah Chronicles by Jon Franklyn
Reading Device: B00JG8GOWU
Location: Louisiana

Post by kfwilson6 » 15 Jun 2018, 09:28

lesler wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 12:54
I think it made the story. It was not fully clear to me how the artwork transferred from Fioretta to Sophia-I must have missed that part.
Fioretta told Giuliano's mother, Lucrezia, to take care of her son and take the painting when she knew she was going to die in childbirth. The painting was kept in the Medici's collection until that collection was donated to the Uffizi where Sophia worked. The Medici Collection was at the Uffizi since 1769. That's how her and Gerhard came across it. Gerhard chose to smuggle it out during WWII because he didn't think it would be preserved due to it not being contributed to a great artist.

lesler
Posts: 172
Joined: 25 Jan 2018, 21:47
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 33
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-lesler.html
Latest Review: The Girl Who Knew da Vinci by Belle Ami
Reading Device: B00I15SB16

Post by lesler » 15 Jun 2018, 17:44

kfwilson6 wrote:
15 Jun 2018, 09:28
lesler wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 12:54
I think it made the story. It was not fully clear to me how the artwork transferred from Fioretta to Sophia-I must have missed that part.
Fioretta told Giuliano's mother, Lucrezia, to take care of her son and take the painting when she knew she was going to die in childbirth. The painting was kept in the Medici's collection until that collection was donated to the Uffizi where Sophia worked. The Medici Collection was at the Uffizi since 1769. That's how her and Gerhard came across it. Gerhard chose to smuggle it out during WWII because he didn't think it would be preserved due to it not being contributed to a great artist.
Thank you!

User avatar
Amcdanel86
Posts: 202
Joined: 12 Oct 2016, 04:22
2017 Reading Goal: 0
Favorite Author: Charlaine Harris
Currently Reading: The Girl Who Knew da Vinci
Bookshelf Size: 48
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-amcdanel86.html
Latest Review: Diary of a Snoopy Cat by R.F. Kristi
fav_author_id: 3791
Location: dewitt ia

Post by Amcdanel86 » Today, 14:29

I think Angela connection is a curse because it causes her problems and wears and tears on her.
I think her visions of Fioretta and Sophia are credibly portrayed.

Post Reply

Return to “Discuss "The Girl Who Knew da Vinci" by Belle Ami”