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The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
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Mar 13, 08

bookshelves: historical-fiction, audiobook
Read in October, 2006

I actually listened to this book on CD when I drove down to my parents' house one weekend. I thought that the whole two-women-connected-over-centuries idea was interesting. And it was. My main problem with this book was the contemporary main character, Ella. I thought she was so whiny and self-pitying. And I didn't understand her motivations for doing half of the things she did. And Jean-Paul, or whatever his name was, seemed arrogant and pretentious, and I couldn't understand what she saw in him. Other than that, I enjoyed the story, although I liked the story about her ancestor (whose name escapes me now) much more. I found it much more interesting, and that woman was a much more sympathetic character. That ending was creepy though. I was thinking about that one for days.
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