The Virgin Blue

by Tracy Chevalier | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0452284449 Global Overview for this book
Registered by NomiJo of Scarsdale, New York USA on 2/16/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by NomiJo from Scarsdale, New York USA on Thursday, February 16, 2006
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Book Description
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, qualify to practice as a midwife, and start a family 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 quest to uncover her family's French ancestry. As the novel unfolds - alternating between Ella's story and that 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 page.

About the Author
Tracy Chevalier was born and raised in Washington, D.C. She earned her BA at Oberlin College in Ohio and holds a graduate degree in creative writing from the University of East Anglia.

Journal Entry 2 by NomiJo from Scarsdale, New York USA on Wednesday, February 22, 2006
sent to Breeze144 as a prize in the lucky 7s contest

Journal Entry 3 by Breeze144 from Ajax, Ontario Canada on Saturday, March 04, 2006
Arrived here today! Thank you!

Journal Entry 4 by Breeze144 from Ajax, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, August 01, 2006
This was a very sweet and sad story. I loved the setting in 2 time periods and the connection Ella felt to her ancestors. That is something I have never felt strongly about. The similarity between the women hundereds of years apart, and then between Ella and her cousin seems a little farfetched to me...but it makes for a beautiful story.

I have Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring here, and now I'm really looking forward to reading it!

I'll be passing this along to a friend shortly.

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, August 17, 2006
received as a birthday gift. Thanks so much

Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, December 10, 2006
This is a interesting story told in 2 voices - a century apart. Ella moves with her husband to a small town in France. Life is not easy as the towns people will not accept her. She then starts to research her family's history. Meet Isabelle from the 1500s. A woman who beleives in The Virgin and must keep quiet. She is a Hugeonot. The manner in which Ella finds out about her history is neat. In turn,Isabelle's story is interesting as she must emigrate from France due to her religion.

Journal Entry 7 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, March 29, 2007
mailed yesterday from Virgina(yes it is cheaper to mail from there) to DarkPunkAngel who took this book out of the VBB

Journal Entry 8 by darkpunkangel from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Thanks so much for the book, look forward to reading it!

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