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The Virgin Blue: A Novel

by Tracy Chevalier

ISBN 0452284449 / 9780452284449 / 0-452-28444-9
Publisher Plume
Language English
Edition Softcover
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Meet Ella Turner and Isabelle du Moulintwo 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 familys French ancestry. As the novel unfoldsalternating between Ellas story and that of Isabelle du Moulin four hundred years earliera 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.