This engaging historical novel contains masses of information about the eighteenth-century world of London Huguenots. The main character, who tells the story, is very likeable, but, for me, the real beauty of this book is in the detail to dress, food, architecture, and, of course, blue pigment.
The porcelain craze makes up part of the cultural background of this novel, and such historical events are part of what I go to historical fiction for. Readers will find plenty of that in The Blue, as well as a new era for Bilyeau, who is best known for her Tudor Trilogy. In my opinion, Bilyeau’s writing gets stronger with every book, and this is my favorite to date!
Highly recommended for summer reading!