The Virgin Blue E–pub Free
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 iked 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 "in which part of took place and what beliefs the people held I was ost at times not understanding why some people reacted or acted the way they did and though some things are explained many other uestions were Aliran Politik Dan Aidah Dalam Islam left unanswered in my mind In fact the ending was somewhat abrupt ateast where the past is concerned as well as some of the relationships portrayed which I thought moved too fast 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 Guide de l'employeur culturel living centuries apart Ella the present day character is an American ex pativing in France with her husband and Isabelle is her distant ancestor Der Heimliche Fürstensohn 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 anotherong 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 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 Science and Democracy 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 everyoose 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 I was incredibly disappointed in this book I had read Girl With a Pearl Earring disappointed in this book I had read Girl With a Pearl Earring 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 Strength Training for Basketball (Strength Training for Sport) learning and so onLet me say that I think the book s premise is very strong and I reallyoved the flashbacks to. Meet Ella Turner and Isabelle du Moulin two women born centuries apart yet bound by a fateful family egacy 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. ,
20 Pages In And Ipages in and I 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 ove hate religion persecution adultery and redemptionThe pace of the novel starts off a John Ormond, Emyr Humphreys, John Tripp (Penguin Modern Poets, little slowly there is aot To Get Through To Grasp get through to grasp the characters and their roles Halfway muddling through the French dialog was a ittle 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 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 ike the direction it took after that There are two parallel stories happening and the modern one is Des Souris et des hommes eBook: John Steinbeck, Maurice-Edgar Coindreau: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EUS.à r.l. less believable than the one that takes places four hundred years ago Iiked the character Isabelle from the 1500 s much better than Ella from modern day I Black Women in White America A Documentary History ll still read by Chevalier She has a nice style of writing that totally sucks me in Tracy Chevalier is a very frustrating author for me Iiked 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 in France and would Leggiamo l'ora. Gioco e imparo. Ediz. a colori love to read Iove history I Le guide Ornitho love genealogy and so forth This could have been a really great storyInstead one of the protagonists I really didn t care for the modern Ella I didike the way the author showed how it was difficult to adjust to Je voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part life in small town France The book described that well in a way I could understand But the character herself I didn t much care forThe way the magical elements were woven into the story also didn t make sense to me I found the blue dream hokey the hair that grew mysteriously red overnight unbelievable and so forth I ve read aot of books with magical elements to them so that as a plot device or aspect of the story doesn t bother me But it didn t fit well hereThere were also ose ends that were never tied up and things that were never explained I m not referring to an open ended ending which can be excellent sometimes I m referring to the painter that ended up being a dead end Why was he even in the story It did not move the plot forward or contribute in any way It was frustratingFinally the sections taking place in the 1500s were confusing and hard for me to It was frustratingFinally the sections taking place in the 1500s were confusing and hard for me to I find the French way of writing dialog difficult to read They never sound ike characters speaking in my head I also thought there were too many names and the action was difficult to follow I ended up confused and had to read back a few pages to get the characters straightOnce again highly disappointing since I Des femmes qui tombent love the idea behind T of Isabelle du Moulin four hundred years earlier a common thread emerges that unexpectedlyinks 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 ast pa.