Kind of couldn't resist this one. Porcelain you say?
Another winner from #Pigeonhole
Behind this beautiful cover is a thriller about the creation of blue porcelain. The heroine is forced to spy, double cross and manipulate to find the recipe. With France and England at war, and as a Hugenot refugee who is being blackmailed, she finds herself falling in love with the scientist who is working on the formula. Great heroine and a gripping story.
This is such a fabulous read and so evocatively and beautifully written! There are some colourful characters, excuse the pun, by name and by nature. It‘s a really interesting story and I was fascinated by the history of the colour ‘blue‘. A great amount of research has gone into this gripping tale of espionage. Brilliant and vibrant.
This has the history of porcelain, which may sound a little dry, but believe me, Nancy Bilyeau‘s writing has brought it to life. The sheer obsession between countries to develop the best is beyond belief.
A stunning novel, with a strong female character in Genevieve, intrigue, fear,violence, persecution, passion, obsession and love. A must read, Oh and the cover is beautiful too.
Thank you to The Pigeonhole for the opportunity to read this.
This is a must read for all historical fiction fans. Fantastic prose and strong MC that had depth. Lots of action to move the story along. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ See my full review at www.thespineview.com/genre/fiction/the-blue-by-nancy-bilyeau/
“The bearded man had unsettled me, though I can‘t say why. Men have looked at me before on the street or in the market, it‘s a price we women pay for shopping for goods”. Just started reading this on Pigeonhole....it‘s so good. Historical fiction at its finest.
I can't wait to read this! I think Pigeonhole is going to be my new favorite bookish app 😍📚
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