(The Virgin Blue) [PDF KINDLE] ñ Tracy Chevalier


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Tracy Chevalier Ô 9 review

The Virgin BlueTracy Chevalier 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 Amorous Liaisons (Harlequin Blaze, in the Pearl Earrings Thiss the 4th and once again disappointed The thing that disappoints me most s that the subject material s so rich I can see how the book could be so good I know nothing about the Huguenots n France and would love to read I love history I 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 did like the way the author showed how t was difficult to adjust to life HOW TO PLOT ROMANCE FICTION: KEEP YOUR PANTS ON! HOW TO OUTLINE A ROMANCE NOVEL WHEN YOU ARE AN INTUITIVE WRITER in small town France The book described that welln a way I could understand But the character herself I didn t much care forThe way the magical elements were woven Amorous Liaisons (Harlequin Blaze, 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 a lot of books with magical elements to them so that as a plot device or aspect of the story doesn t bother me Butt didn t fit well hereThere were also lose ends that were never tied up and things that were never explained I m not referring to an open ended ending which can be that were never explained I m not referring to an open ended ending which can be sometimes I m referring to the painter that ended up being a dead end Why was he even Argentinian Playboy, Unexpected Love-Child (Harlequin Presents Extra, in the story It did not move the plot forward or contributen any way It was frustratingFinally the sections taking place Angels Do Have Wings in the 1500s were confusing and hard 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 townn France Ella hopes to brush up on her French ualify to practice as a midwife and start a fam. Or me to follow I find the French way of writing dialog difficult to read They never sound like characters speaking n my head I also thought there were too dialog difficult to read They never sound like characters speaking n my head I also thought there were too 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 to get the characters straightOnce again highly since I love the dea behind t 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 Christmas Cowboy Kisses: A Family for Christmas\A Christmas Miracle\Christmas with Her Cowboy it took after that There are two parallel stories happening and the modern ones 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 Amusement Parks of Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware in I pickedt up and a day and a half later I set Monster Trucks Hair in a Can it down At first I wasn t sure what I was getting myselfnto but 20 pages n 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 nside Exposing the vulnerability of human nature with her Danger on the Mountain intertwining stories of love hate religion persecution adultery and redemptionThe pace of the novel starts off a little slowly theres a lot to get through to grasp all the characters and their roles Halfway muddling through the French dialog was a lit. Ily of her own Village life turns out to be less dyllic 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.
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