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This review is from: The Virgin Blue: A Novel (Paperback)
First of all, if you struggle with the French language, then listen to this book on tape! The beauty of the language inhances the book ten fold! I found my mind being compeled to think of the book often, making it extremely difficult to ignor. Finishing it couldn't happen soon enough, and I mean that in a positive way! After finishing the book, I still found myself thinking on the manner in which it was written, the characters, the intertwining aspects, the love, the sorrow, the struggle. I was constantly drawn to the characters of two life times and loved every minuete of it. Chevalier did an excelent job of captivating the imagination by hypnotically mesmerizing the reading ... urging the reader to proceed. If the reader is not familiar with the history of women and the history of the Reformation, then they may be likely to feel confused at certian areas within the book, but trust me when I say, that Chevalier hit it right on the mark! The historical aspects of the book were very accurate as well as believable! The present day aspect was totally understandable. I gave this book a 5 star rating for it's beauty, it's history, the way it captivated my soul, and for the way it did not disappoint me.