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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The Rose and the Shield. Read it Forward Read it first. Oct 01, Pages.

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

Prince Amir, grandson of Mehmet the Conqueror. A Memory of Love. You’d think she would make up her mind what she wanted to focus her book on, but instead it was like reading several mini stories as part of a larger story, however, the larger story was the only one without a true climax.

As Amir was of the Ottoman empire, he had more than one wife. Learn how your gianca data is processed. But I felt like the whole book was rushed and areas of the storyline, which probably should smwll each been dedicated a good portion of the book itself, were just skimmed over way too much.

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

But I know that she could have created an snall story twice as long as the one that was published. I just don’t get the attraction to the popular plot she uses. Reading is such a subjective experience. I felt very sympathetic for this character!


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

Her first husband who she is repulsed bertfice the descriptions are really vulgar and brutal- you feel legitimately sick for this poor girl. Oct 01, Pages Buy. The demise of our villain in this book was just and well over due. I married into an Islamic family and by far this book gives a horrible rendition of such notions.

After each one finished, I was back to being bored and almost dropping the book until the next little arc began. beetrice

However, I will just state that I did acknowledge the historical context of the book in my review. Now THAT would’ve been romantic and worthwhile. One of my favorite authors.

There were entire areas of binaca plotline which could have made for beautiful, rich, intriguing plotline which could have really set up each and every cha Smapl actually liked it overall.

Another thing that I stumbled over the ‘flashing cock moving side to side and at one point her vagina being called a tube. Books by Bertrice Small.

I was drawn in by the back-cover blurb and the cover artwork. A Most Unlikely Duke. Open Preview See a Problem? Jul 29, Renee Gordon rated it really liked it.

Yes, there was reference to some distasteful activity involving a donkey You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: I find Bertrice Small too rapery for me — I read one book of hers and decided not for me: I have to marry an older man because my brother did something that could bring scandal to the family?


Mar 01, Stoli rated it liked it Shelves: The six months they are married are even worse. Although she must remain in hiding, when she meets Prince Amir ibn Jem, she dares to reach out to another.

I know this is just a story, but biqnca. Mar 01, Kayla Garcia rated it really liked it Shelves: Well, I guess this is one of those situations where we agree to disagree: Ratings and Reviews 0 10 star ratings 0 reviews. Refresh and try again. I couldn’t make it past the 5th chapter.

Bianca: The Silk Merchant’s Daughters

I didn’t like it. Eventually, the two feel their love can no longer be denied and they depart for Constantinople.

She undergoes a great deal of development and becomes a true heroine to root for. How to Woo a Wallflower.