[The Virgin Blue] EBOOK READ

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The Virgin Blue Summary µ 7 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. 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 give her some wriggle room for growth and learning and so onLet me say that I think the book s premise is very strong and I really loved the flashbacks to Isabella In my opinion these segments were strong and interesting and well writtenWhere the book fell down was with Ella the modern voice I hated her character I found her whiny and self absorbed and I simply did not understand her motivations for the affair The breakdown in the relationship with her husband simply did not get conveyed nearly enough and I ended up feeling badly for Rick instead of seeing Ella s side Truthfully she had no side Another thing that annoyed me was Ella s supposed fluency in French achieved in just a month I speak French and there is no way that anyone would be able to argue about Vietnam and feminism and politics within a month of lessons Come on ReallyFinally the ending What a let down I hated the way that the past and the present melded together It was meant to be dramatic but it made me roll my eyes No suspense for me no aha moment nothing Just a sense of relief that it was over at last On the whole I d rate this as the poorest book that I have read by an otherwise uite remarkable author

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The Virgin Blue Summary µ 7 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. 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 Exposing the vulnerability of human nature with her intertwining stories of love hate religion persecution adultery and redemptionThe pace of the novel starts off a little slowly there is a lot to get through to grasp all the characters and their roles Halfway muddling through the French dialog was a little difficult at first but well worth the effort And as the story progressed became intense and began revealing the secrets shared by the two main characters the chapters became shorter and shorter the structure of the chapters began to change which increased the pace set early on My only wish is that there had been follow through with a few revelations that Ella our main character from the modern age discovered about her ancestors specifically the painter Nicolas TournierWho was this cat after all Tracy never says for sure And I wish there had been between Ella and Susanne her cousin from Switzerland they shared the family secret but their relationship ended too uickly for me And later with Ella and Elizabeth her cousin from France They shared a kindred spirit but Tracy left me desiring of the relationships Ella s feelings toward Elizabeth were contradictory with the way the story ended At first she doesn t know if she wants to relate to her but in the end she s spending uality time with Elizabeth but no reconsiliation has been made for her original emotions regarding Elizabeth and the Tournier family history Also there was no explanation as to who s teeth they discovered under the chimney at La Baume du Monsieur Tracy discusses it briefly in regards to Hannah the grandmother from the 1500 s and her belief that the home is safe the hearth will protect us it was a little confusing because it was never fully explained And lastly did they burry Marie near Deborah She wanted to see her again Did she finally rest near her The only reason I can criticize these things is because I enjoyed the book so much I wish there had been to it I was left wanting Is there any better compliment to an author

Summary Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Tracy Chevalier

The Virgin Blue Summary µ 7 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. 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 better than Ella from modern day I ll still read by Chevalier She has a nice style of writing that totally sucks me in


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  1. says: review The Virgin Blue Summary Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Tracy Chevalier Tracy Chevalier ¹ 7 review

    review The Virgin Blue [The Virgin Blue] EBOOK READ 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 unbel

  2. says: Tracy Chevalier ¹ 7 review Summary Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Tracy Chevalier review The Virgin Blue

    Summary Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Tracy Chevalier [The Virgin Blue] EBOOK READ Tracy Chevalier ¹ 7 review 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 g

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    [The Virgin Blue] EBOOK READ Summary Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Tracy Chevalier Apparently this was Tracy Chevalier's first novel uite different from most of her other ones I have read two other novels by this auth

  4. says: [The Virgin Blue] EBOOK READ Summary Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Tracy Chevalier Tracy Chevalier ¹ 7 review

    [The Virgin Blue] EBOOK READ Summary Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Tracy Chevalier review The Virgin Blue 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 de

  5. says: Tracy Chevalier ¹ 7 review [The Virgin Blue] EBOOK READ

    [The Virgin Blue] EBOOK READ Tracy Chevalier ¹ 7 review Summary Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Tracy Chevalier 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 m

  6. says: Summary Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Tracy Chevalier [The Virgin Blue] EBOOK READ

    [The Virgin Blue] EBOOK READ Tracy Chevalier ¹ 7 review 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 th

  7. says: review The Virgin Blue Tracy Chevalier ¹ 7 review [The Virgin Blue] EBOOK READ

    review The Virgin Blue Tracy Chevalier ¹ 7 review Summary Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Tracy Chevalier 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

  8. says: Summary Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Tracy Chevalier [The Virgin Blue] EBOOK READ

    [The Virgin Blue] EBOOK READ 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 from her distant relative distant being 400ish years ago I started to wonder about memories and if we will ever figure o

  9. says: review The Virgin Blue Tracy Chevalier ¹ 7 review [The Virgin Blue] EBOOK READ

    [The Virgin Blue] EBOOK READ 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

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    [The Virgin Blue] EBOOK READ Tracy Chevalier ¹ 7 review Summary Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Tracy Chevalier 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 This is the 4th and once again disappointed The thing that disappoints me most is that the subject material is so rich I can see how the book could be so good I know nothing about the Huguenots

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  • Paperback
  • 304
  • The Virgin Blue
  • Tracy Chevalier
  • English
  • 21 February 2018
  • 9780452284449