[The Virgin Blue: Historical fiction from the multimillion copy bestselling Auteur of Girl with a Pearl Earring] Télécharger õ Tracy Chevalier
Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Tracy ChevalierIs author This is a written debut novel Exuisite in its imagery and clarity of language the author tells parallel tales One takes place in sixteenth century France during the Protestant reformation and religious persecution of the Huguenots Protestants The other takes place in present day France There are historical ties that bind these two stories as well as a haunting familial legacy that reaches out across time to makes itself felt in the as well as a haunting familial legacy that reaches out across time to makes itself felt in the sixteenth century tale is based around a young woman Isabelle du Moulin who marries a boorish lout named Etienne Tournier the oldest son of one of the prominent families in their provincial town in France She is a young woman pon whom the Virgin Mary made a great impression when she was but a girl The Tourniers however are believers of the new harsh Calvinist faith and so Isabelle must also fully subscribe to it i The first of Tracy Chevalier s novels this story focuses as many of her later books on a very specific time in historyIsabelle from 16th century France is brought together with Ella who has moved to France from 21st century CaliforniaFor a first novel this is very well accomplished Having found her style in this book I can see that the author has gone on to write many successful novels She clearly researched her subjects well and has the ability to Body by Science: A Research Based Program to Get the Results You Want in 12 Minutes a Week (English Edition) use her research to tell a good story rather than allowing the book to be overtaken by information a mistake that many novelists makeThere is a big interest in the geography of the area as Ella searches for her ancestors I thought that the book would He time it takes a bird to call to its mateMidwife Isabelle du Moulin is marked as different by both her red hair and her love for the Virgin Mary in her rich blue robes As religious fervour sweeps 16th century France Isabelles striking likeness to the Madonna puts her in danger when her village is enra. I was really enjoying this book wrappedp in the story of Isabella and Ella two time running together as the characters came alive Then all of a sudden it just together as the characters came alive Then all of a sudden it just got p as if the author had to reach her deadline leaving the reader feeling disatisfied I m gradually working my way through Tracy Chevalier s books and have just reread her wonderful Remarkable Creatures one of my favourite books Spotted this and gave it a go I enjoyed the modern narrative of American Ella trying to assimilate into a small French town The historical strand grabbed me less At times beautifully written At times deeply shocking Worth a read and gave my rusty French a workout i really enjoyed this book once workout I really enjoyed this book once started reading I didn t want to put it down Chevalier has a great style and I enjoy discovering aspects of history I would otherwise have known nothing about The ending of this book reuires the reader to decide themselves what they think happened to the characters There has been a lot of criticism levelled at the character of Ellle However I could identify with her struggles to fit in and her loneliness having lived abroad Such struggles can lead you to look for comfort in the arms of someone else who you feel nderstands what you are going though One thing about the novel that still puzzles me is why the hearthchimney were placed in a strange place in the room of the house and not where planned I do not nderstand the significance of this If a large hole for the hearth stone had to be dug anyway then why choose to dig it there I would recommend this and all other books by th. A triumph Excellent Time OutA beautifully crafted story shot with vivid colours The TimesAn intriguing and poignant read Sunday ExpressSuch an achievement for a serious writer that you feel it deserves an award IndependentShe was called Isabelle and when she was a small girl her hair changed colour in Ave enhanced with a map and I found having a map of the area on my laptop helped me plot the travels and add to the enjoymentA book which is well worth reading for a fan or anyone who likes a good historical novel This book goes backwards and forwards in time with the heroine having red hair like the girl in the sixteenth century who was viewed with suspicion by the local villagers She is fascinated by the colour blue of the Madonna in the local churchThe modern heroine starts to dream about the colour blue and is worried because she wants to have a baby and discover about her ancestry which seems to pset her husband Well worth a read Anyone who enjoys envisioning themselves living in a foreign culture a la Peter Mayles or Frances Mayle will find this Tracy Chevalier s first novel of interest purely for the reactions to cultural differences that Ella the primary character ndergoes throughout this otherwise muddled melodramaUnlike Chevalier s popular and critically acclaimed novel Girl With A Pearl Earring The Virgin Blue does not immerse the reader in the long gone world captured within a painting Instead we are treated to dual narratives one the voice of Isabelle a young woman of the 16th cent Read this for a book group I enjoyed it but not as much as her other books The for a book group I enjoyed it but not as much as her other books The takes place in France After purchasing the ebook I also bought the audiobook It was wonderful hearing the French pronunciations And both books sync The story is about a woman who moves to France and while living there starts to look for her ancestors It s an nusual journey Saying might ru. Ptured by new Protestant doctrineFour centuries later Ella Turner moves to the French village of Lisle sur Tarn and finds her dreams are haunted by the colour blue Ella hopes to become both a midwife and a mother but her plans La relation dose-effet et l'estimation des effets cancérogènes des faibles doses de rayonnements ionisants : 30 mars… unravel as she discovers her link to Isabelle and her ancestors shocking fate.