Review by dkd83 -- The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci by Belle Ami

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Review by dkd83 -- The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci by Belle Ami

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[Following is a volunteer review of "The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci" by Belle Ami.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci by Belle Ami is a fictional story about two people that come together to solve a mystery and end up getting more out of it than they expected. The two protagonists, Alex and Angela, get together to search for a mythical lost Da Vinci painting, which takes them on a worldly trip from L.A. to Italy. It is full of suspense and romance with a touch of paranormal and the past lives thrown in.

I rate this book at 4 out of 4 stars. It was a fairly quick read — when work and/or sleep didn’t interfere — that was well written and easy to follow along with. It was interesting, intriguing, and different from other books I have read. Belle Ami is very descriptive in her writing; whether about a place, art, or people.

The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci is set in great some places — Florence, Chianti, and Rome to name a few— and the author did a great job of describing those places, which helps when, as the reader, you to try imagine those very places — as well as what is going on in the book — as you read. I like the time shifts and felt they were done in a very blending and natural way. I was very appreciative that the authors translated any Italian she used; you don’t always get language translations in books, which, for some (like me), can be a bit annoying as I want to know what that person is saying — whether relevant or not.

There really isn’t anything I can say I don’t like about this book. The only thing I can come up with is what I can say, or what I think is true, with any fictional book I read — there are some parts that I, myself, think are kind of cheesy or a tad too fantastical; but, show me a story where I won’t find that. Really, those parts just add to the charm of the book, and as long as those parts do not outweigh the other, “better” parts, I’m okay with that; if I didn’t feel that way, I would not have given this book the rating I have.

As I expressed above, I found The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci to be a well written, easy to follow, and enchanting book that I will recommend to family and friends. It takes you on an slightly supernatural adventure full of art, history, intrigue, and romance.

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