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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Jan 05, Alicia rated it liked it. Or even her contemporary erotica, which are less erotic than her historical romances.

Unfortunately, the time comes sooner than she thinks.

Learn how your comment data is processed. This was a very good story; however, it was very disturbing to read of such acts done to a fourteen-year old girl.

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

Bianca knows that her family will seek a suitable husband for her, but she believes that she will not be married right away. We appreciate your feedback. Your email address will not be published.

It also occurred to me that Prince Amir, grandson of Mehmet the Conqueror. In order to keep her far away from Sebastiano, Bianca is sent to live in a secluded villa with only a smapl servants.

There is repressed sensuality, but hardly anything really sexy happens with the love of her life. I’m giving 1 star because i was happy to see Bianca escape the cutely. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Smakl, I guess this is one of those situations where we agree to disagree: A Love For All Time.


The Border Lord and the Lady. Even though Bianca suffered and was expected to do the bidding of others, she survived a very strong woman who became in charge of her own life. With the aid of her mother, Bianca flees her dark, cruel union, seeking shelter in a seaside villa.

At his hands, she suffers rape, beatings, and sexual degradations until she finally manages to escape. That is simply my somewhat sheltered life showing through.

Fiction Book Review: Bianca by Bertrice Small. NAL, $16 trade paper (p) ISBN

I realize the custom in Florence in the s was for girls to be married at that age. I did not expect to like this book as much as I did! Although, this particular book made me cringe and cause disturbing visions, lol, I would still suggest it as a reading companion.

Mar 01, Stoli rated it liked it Shelves: She lived on eastern Long Island for over 30 years. In the end, I would not personally have taken the same stand with my daughter but I did relate to her. When her husband finally dies, Bianca and Amir are free to act on their love.

Please review your cart. I do not agree with your review at all, even though the parts with the donkey are too much for me, and I still think the book should come with a warning on the cover.

Also by Bertrice Small. Historical Romance Historical Fiction Category: Small also had a fondness for mid-story climaxes. It could be a good start to a new series.


Two passionate lovers…two different cultures…two worlds determined to keep them apart…. Because we are betrothed, he is allowed to do whatever he wants to me?

Taking two stars off JUST for that. There is no cohesive plot, just events that happen with a bit of randomness thrown in out of left-field towards the end. When her husband finally dies, Bianca a In Florence, to save her silk merchant family’s fortune and honor, the lovely fifteen year old Bianca is married to a man more than twenty years older than her.

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The prologue starts off with a date, but never again in the book is there another date mentioned. He also makes her kneel in front of him while he unveils his cock, teaches her how to handle it and perform fellatio. You may find this book uncomfortable to read, I know that I did.

I didn’t like it. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. This is what I biancs by cardboard cut-out — as a character, she is just unfazed by any of it. I also was lenient because I haven’t read very many books that are set in Italy and the change of mental scenery was welcome.

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