The Virgin Blue (READ)


  • Paperback
  • 304
  • The Virgin Blue
  • Tracy Chevalier
  • English
  • 17 January 2020
  • 9780452284449

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The Virgin Blue characters ò 9 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 Paisaje de Otoño part historical fiction The Virgin Blue is a novel of Eksyneen muistikirja passion and intrigue that compels readers to the very last Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn 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

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The Virgin Blue characters ò 9 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

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The Virgin Blue characters ò 9 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. 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 ancestor living in France during the time of the Huguenots My main problem with the novel is that Ella is just plain annoying selfish self centered and self absorbed I m supposed to sympathize with her because oh how women have suffered at the hands of menincluding Isabelle mostly bc she had the misfortune of being born with red hair and having a fascination for the Virgin Mary in Protestant France but that s another long story But boy does she make it hardIn the end I finished the novel bc I was curious about what happened to Isabelle So obviously this book wasn t bad enough to stop reading altogether but also not good enough to recommend to anyone


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  1. says: review The Virgin Blue The Virgin Blue (READ)

    The Virgin Blue (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 unbelievable and I'd really stopped caring for Ella the modern day main characterI loved the idea of what

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    review The Virgin Blue Tracy Chevalier ê 9 characters free download × E-book, or Kindle E-pub ê Tracy Chevalier 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

  3. says: The Virgin Blue (READ) Tracy Chevalier ê 9 characters free download × E-book, or Kindle E-pub ê Tracy Chevalier

    The Virgin Blue (READ) review The Virgin Blue 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 capt

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    free download × E-book, or Kindle E-pub ê Tracy Chevalier The Virgin Blue (READ) Tracy Chevalier ê 9 characters 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

  5. says: The Virgin Blue (READ) Tracy Chevalier ê 9 characters free download × E-book, or Kindle E-pub ê Tracy Chevalier

    Tracy Chevalier ê 9 characters free download × E-book, or Kindle E-pub ê Tracy Chevalier review The Virgin Blue 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 nove

  6. says: The Virgin Blue (READ)

    The Virgin Blue (READ) 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 he

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    review The Virgin Blue The Virgin Blue (READ) free download × E-book, or Kindle E-pub ê 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 one is les

  8. says: The Virgin Blue (READ) free download × E-book, or Kindle E-pub ê Tracy Chevalier Tracy Chevalier ê 9 characters

    review The Virgin Blue The Virgin Blue (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 ev

  9. says: Tracy Chevalier ê 9 characters The Virgin Blue (READ)

    The Virgin Blue (READ) free download × E-book, or Kindle E-pub ê Tracy Chevalier Like all of Tracy Chevalier's books this is beautifully written and deeply engrossing Unlike her other books this has elements of a th

  10. says: review The Virgin Blue The Virgin Blue (READ) Tracy Chevalier ê 9 characters

    The Virgin Blue (READ) Tracy Chevalier ê 9 characters free download × E-book, or Kindle E-pub ê 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

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