~ Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring
For the month of November, I’d like to give thanks to some of my favorite books. Key word being some because unfortunately there isn’t enough days to honor all the books I love. So I’ve issued myself the challenge to do thirty days of thanks for books… and today I am thankful for…
Day 15 – Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
You know how sometimes you’re just wandering around the bookstore and one of the books happens to catch your eye? Well, that’s what happened to me with this book. I don’t know why or what drew me to it, but I am ever so thankful something did because I have read this book at least three or four times since then. What do I like about it so much? I’m not sure… Maybe it’s the rich 17th century history the author paints in vivid interesting detail. Or maybe it’s how a young girl, Griet, due to circumstances out of her control, is thrust into a life she must quickly adapt to or else. Or maybe it’s the illicit relationship between maid Griet and master/painter Johannes Vermeer that’s never explicitly stated, but oh so deliciously obvious. Whatever it is… I love it!