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The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
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Jan 30, 2009

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Read in August, 2004

I like Tracy Chevalier's writing. Her books, Girl with a Pearl Earring and Falling Angels were terrific. This book was good and I did finish it, but it fell short compared to her others.

I enjoyed the story of Isabelle du Moulin more so than Ella Turner's story. Isabelle is a tragic heroine and I wanted to learn more about her and her situation. Ella's story, while less tragic certainly, entertained me but did not grasp me. I felt distant from her somehow. I think she created her own problems and then looked for others to solve them.

I would have preferred a better ending as well. I still felt at a bit of a loss as to Isabelle's life and her subsequent demise.

I would recommend her other books to this one.
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