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The Blue
The Blue | Nancy Bilyeau
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Kate.Braithwaite
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Great historical novel - love, adventure, invention and porcelain. Great characters and plot #historical #18thcentury #europe

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Kate.Braithwaite
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Ooh! Generous giveaway from @TheSpineView #50KLove Litsy ❤️❤️📚📚🤩🤩

TheSpineView Good luck! 5mo
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Kate.Braithwaite
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“What a curious experience, to learn the truth of one‘s own character.” #historical #18thcentury

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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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Kind of couldn't resist this one. Porcelain you say?

Yeah_I_Read I just bought this! Thanks for posting 😊 6mo
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Kate.Braithwaite Reading it now ❤️ 5mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Kate.Braithwaite are you enjoying it? 5mo
Kate.Braithwaite @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Yes! Strong main character and great depiction of 18th C London. 5mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Kate.Braithwaite cool! Eventually I'll get around to reading it. Too many books, not enough focus, time....slumps are the worst. 5mo
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unabridgedchick
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My last read of 2018 was THE BLUE, which set a serious high water mark for my 2019 reads! A winning heroine, international espionage, nerdy art passions, and Madame de Pompadour! Yummy!

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ladyonequestion
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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.

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unabridgedchick
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A very good afternoon.

Eyelit Aw! 😻 8mo
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silentrequiem
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Thank you so much for the thoughtful #kindlitsy gift, @rubyslippersreads!! Happy holidays! @kindlitsy

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VanessaCW
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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.

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ShookBelf
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At once, a superb blend of historical fact and fiction, we follow exceptionally well developed characters in a novel where the writing and imagery is as delicate and elegant as the porcelain whose history we are examining.
A must read for any fan of historical fiction. 5🌟

#Pigeonhole #NancyBilyeau

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unabridgedchick
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This fabulous historical novel features industrial espionage and the 18th century passion for porcelain. It's the only thing keeping me sane during this move!

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Lel2403
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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.

Cathythoughts Sounds interesting ♥️👍🏻 any sign of my #lmpbc book getting to you ? 9mo
Lel2403 Hi, yes it arrived Saturday, sorry I must have posted it somewhere, I‘ll blame the after effects of a general anaesthetic lol.... 9mo
Cathythoughts Oh Thankyou ! How are you feeling ? 9mo
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Lel2403 Sore, but ok Thankyou. Should be allowed home tomorrow x 9mo
Lauredhel That cover has me salivating. 9mo
RachelO Welcome back! And wishing you a speedy recovery. 💐 9mo
Lel2403 @RachelO thank you ❤️❤️ 9mo
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TheSpineView
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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/

robinb I‘m sold! Stacked! 9mo
TheSpineView @robinb Hope you enjoy!😊 9mo
robinb @TheSpineView thanks for the rec! 9mo
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Lel2403
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“As for the townhouses on the square, they glitter like new diamonds strung round an heiress‘ neck”...such lovely descriptive writing. Engrossing Historical fiction

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Lel2403
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“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.

julesG This would be a total cover buy for me. It's gorgeous. 9mo
Lel2403 Isn‘t it stunning, I‘m reading it as an ebook, but will have to get a physical copy soon 9mo
Cathythoughts Hi Lesley #LMPBC I just put my book in the post for you 2 minutes ago... hopefully you will get in next week 👍🏻❤️ 9mo
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Cathythoughts The tagged book sounds great ! Stacking 9mo
Lel2403 @Cathythoughts lovely, that‘ll be perfect timing 📖 9mo
Soozee I like that cover. 9mo
TheSpineView I finished it a couple of weeks ago and loved it. Hope you do too! 9mo
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wordslinger42
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I can't wait to read this! I think Pigeonhole is going to be my new favorite bookish app 😍📚

TheReadingMermaid It's SO good!!! 9mo
wordslinger42 @TheReadingMermaid Good to know! 😄 I love the idea of releasing books in installments, too! 9mo
TheReadingMermaid I haven't read any of the other books but I read this one for a Blog tour that I'm doing and let me tell you this book is just awesome. I didn't feel like I had to read the other installments but I definitely want to after reading this one. 9mo
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Lel2403
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Pigeonhole are looking for readers for this. You get daily chapters to read and its like a digital book club, where you can add notes and share comments with other readers...

Kat_H Oooh I've never heard of Pigeonhole! 9mo
PatienceFortitude She‘s a great writer. I really like her mystery series that begins with 9mo
Lel2403 @Kat_H it‘s pretty good, you get a chapter or two a day....so bite sized chunks and it‘s great to read everyone‘s comments as you go 9mo
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Jdav9613 Love that cover! 9mo
RachelO I've signed up for this one - I haven't actually tried Pigeonhole yet, so it should be fun. And it's so pretty! 9mo
AutumnRLS This cover would definitely entice me to pick up this book if I were browsing at a store. Really lovely. 9mo
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