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  1. says:

    So this book started off strong very strong The story of the 1500 Isabelle was very interesting although could have been developed a little I think I actually had a hard time putting the book down in the first three uarters or However by the end I was pretty much tired of it Tired because it was so odd and unbelievable and I'd really stopped caring for Ella the modern day main characterI loved the idea of what was happening the same land sa

  2. says:

    I was incredibly disappointed in this book I had read Girl With a Pearl Earring and been very impressed so I picked up this one expecting something as good Well maybe not AS good since The Virgin Blue was her first book and I was prepared to

  3. says:

    Apparently this was Tracy Chevalier's first novel uite different from most of her other ones I have read two other novels by this author Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Lady and the Unicorn and have enjoyed both very much This author has a style that appeals to me simple and straightfoward but with a beauty of

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    I picked it up and a day and a half later I set it down At first I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into but 20 pages in and I was completely hooked Since I haven't read anything else by Tracy Chevallier I wasn't sure I would enjoy her writing I was happy to discover she has a natural knack for character development I found her to be a very honest author unafraid to describe what we are really feeling inside Exposi

  5. says:

    45 starsThis book gets a pretty easy 45 stars from me I'm a sucker for a good historical fiction with a female c

  6. says:

    Okay maybe 15 stars is fair Anyway this book annoyed the heck out of me This is my third Chevalier novelalso read Girl w a Pearl Earring and The Lady and the Unicorn and enjoyed the first two this is her first novel and I think it shows There are 2 main characters in this book both women but living centuries apart Ella the present day character is an American ex pat living in France with her husband and Isabelle is her distant anc

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    Definitely not as good as Girl with a Pearl Earring I was really enjoying the first two thirds of the book but I didn't like the direction it took after that There are two parallel stories happening and the modern one is less believable than the one that takes places four hundred years ago I liked the character Isabelle from the 1500's much

  8. says:

    Surprisingly this was somewhat a book about a mystery but it did get me thinking uite a bit particularly about memories and how they are stored in the brain Because one of the two main characters develops memories

  9. says:

    Like all of Tracy Chevalier's books this is beautifully written and deeply engrossing Unlike her other books this has elements of a thriller The

  10. says:

    Tracy Chevalier is a very frustrating author for me I liked the first one I read The Lady and the Unicorn I adored the second one I read Falling Angels and was disappointed with the third The Girl in the Pearl Earrings Thi

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review Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð Tracy Chevalier

Meet Ella Turner and Isabelle du Moulin two women born centuries apart yet bound by a fateful family legacy When Ella and her husband move to a small town in France Ella hopes to brush up on her French ualify to practice as a midwife and start a fam. Apparently this was Tracy Chevalier s first novel uite different from most of her other ones I have read two other novels by this author Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Lady and the Unicorn and have enjoyed both very much This author has a style that appeals to me simple and straightfoward but with a beauty of its own in the way she captures the characters that compose her storiesAlthough I liked The Virgin Blue reading it in two days I ended up fairly confused as to what had happened and why in some particular occasions I couldn t understand the character s motivations perhaps because I did not fully compreend the historical background in which part of it took place and what beliefs the people held I was lost at times not understanding why some people reacted or acted the way they did and though some things are explained many other uestions were left unanswered in my mind In fact the ending was somewhat abrupt at least where the past is concerned as well as some of the relationships portrayed which I thought moved too fast

review The Virgin Blue

The Virgin Blue

Ily of her own Village life turns out to be less idyllic than she expected however and a peculiar dream of the color blue propels her on a uest to uncover her family’s French ancestry As the novel unfolds alternating between Ella’s story and tha. 45 starsThis book gets a pretty easy 45 stars from me I m a sucker for a good historical fiction with a female character researching her connection to her family s past which is the basic sum of the plot That said this book had a lot going for it aside from my natural affinity for the plot lineI will admit that a lot of my historical fiction reading has been by certain authors and set in certain areas which may make the book novel to me than to a widely read historical fiction fan but the setting and historical backdrops were both somewhat unfamiliar to me I ve read books set in or around Paris but not in the French countryside as this is I thought she did a nice job of painting a picture of what life might be like for an American woman moving to a small town in France Picturesue and lovely but also judgmental and nosy I guess the judgmental and nosy part is universal in small towns The other main setting of the book is the mountains of Switzerland which was also new to meI was wholly unfamiliar with the persecution of the Huguenots by the Catholics in that time and place aside from having heard of St Bartholowmew s Massacre in passing The book really fed my nerdy side with the historical references and explanations given on a subject I knew little about and took an immediate interest inTrying to put aside my bias towards these sorts of books I still feel it was a very strong story There was good pacing with new story lines developing through the whole book leading up to what I found to be rather a surprise ending I thought the writing was very good and was descriptive without being over the top My overall opinion of this book is that it would be a good choice for someone thinking of dipping a toe into the historical fiction genre I feel like it has a faster pace and less background historical information than some I have read which I take away5 star for but would make it a good foray into the genre for someone new to historical fiction

review Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð Tracy Chevalier

T of Isabelle du Moulin four hundred years earlier a common thread emerges that unexpectedly links the two women Part detective story part historical fiction The Virgin Blue is a novel of passion and intrigue that compels readers to the very last pa. Like all of Tracy Chevalier s books this is beautifully written and deeply engrossing Unlike her other books this has elements of a thriller The story alternates between Isabelle du Moulin aka The Rousse for her copper colored hair and her distant descendant Ella Turner Both are trained as midwives both are not able to practice their craft Isabelle s husband Ettienne won t let her Ella has moved with her husband to France for his work and she doesn t have the necessary certifications to work thereElla is having repetitive dreams about being enveloped in a shade of blue She decides to investigate her family tree she is descended from Tourniers in Franch who Anglicized their names to Turner when they arrived in America Isabelle is unhappily married and accused of witchcraft The two stories are interwoven coming together in a satisfying climaxThe good All the scenes describing Isabelle and the past are excellent she is a very sympathetic character The finish was good with every loose string tied up The bad I didn t really care for Ella she seemed whiney and dramatic I felt annoyed sometimes with the choices she madeOverall a very readable book definitely held my attention but nowhere near as good as Girl With a Pearl Earring