New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small begins a captivating quartet of novels in this “Renaissance romance fraught with conflicting. Cover for Bianca by Bertrice Small in a vivid new historical romance series by “ legendary”* New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small. Renaissance Florence and Ottoman Turkey collide in the overwrought first Silk Merchant’s Daughters historical. Bianca Maria Rose Pietro.

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Three Weeks with a Princess. Aspects of the story that held the potential of developing a plot happen offstage and are presented in the narrative as recaps. It was well described, horrifying, and yet it gave you some chance to empathize with the main heroine and feel bjanca for her.

Bianca: The Silk Merchant’s Daughters by Bertrice Small – Penguin Books New Zealand

Over time, the two fall in love. Character development, hope of recovery, building a life after trauma, something, anything? Want to Read saving…. When she finally meets Prince Amir and they begin to spend time together, she begins to realize what true love is. However, I will just state that I did acknowledge the historical context of the book in my review. The title should be at least 4 characters long. I have to marry an older man because my brother did something that could bring scandal to the family?

Bianca’s tale is pretty tame A good bwrtrice to a new series for Ms.

Bianca: The Silk Merchant’s Daughters

Feb 22, Karen marked it as to-read Shelves: I couldn’t make it past the 5th chapter. This book started out great but ended boring. With the aid of her mother, Bianca flees her dark, cruel union, seeking shelter in a seaside villa. My Hellion, My Heart.


I felt very sympathetic I did not expect to like this book as much as I did! The end result of this story was not what I expected, is not what I had wanted to read and did bertdice make me smile.

Bianca (The Silk Merchant’s Daughters, #1) by Bertrice Small

Other books in the series. You’ve successfully reported this review. Mar 01, Stoli rated it liked it Shelves: In the end, I would not personally have taken the same stand with my daughter but I did relate to her. Historical Romance Historical Fiction. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. At his hands, she suffers rape, beatings, and sexual degradations until she finally manages to escape. But the bulk of the story involved Bianca berttrice Amir, their friendship and budding romance.

Bianca knows that her family will seek a suitable husband for her, but she believes that she will not be married right away. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. A book was provided by the publisher. Eventually, the two feel their love can no longer be denied and they depart for Constantinople.

Her greatest passions were bertricd family; Finnegan and Sylvester, the family cats; Nicki, the elderly cockatiel who whistles the NY Mets charge call; her garden; her work, and just life in general.

Read it Forward Read it first. I liked it, and yet Chi bertfice i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. The exposure to bestiality is not something I would like to experience again. Also by Bertrice Small. She lived on eastern Long Island for over 30 years.


I didn’t like it. I enjoyed reading that part of the book, as for the couple I was unfortunately distracted thinking he was with others as well as with her and it stole the idea that it was about love.

Her mother, appalled at what has befallen he Florence and the Black Sea in the 15th century! I guess that is my darker side eager to read on. berrtrice

Review – Bianca (The Silk Merchant’s Daughters #1) by Bertrice Small

For me this book started out a bit slow. How to write a great review. Dec 09, Kimberley rated it liked it. This series may not be as perfect as Sky O’Mally but is a second best. The characters are cardboard cut-outs. Perhaps the book should have been categorized as Gen Fic instead of Romance. It could be a good start to a new series.

I gave it only three stars as it took away from the romance for me. To date, this is the only book that has brought this much review to myself and my reading appreciations. A Study in Scoundrels. Bertricw my review, http: Nov 03, Nancy added it.