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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But barely touched on intimacy between Bianca and the man she loved? Too bad her male characters don’t have more um, character! Taking two stars off JUST for that. Addicted to the Berttrice. It also occurred to me that It was well described, horrifying, and yet it gave you some chance to empathize with the main heroine and feel something for her.

I just don’t get the attraction to the popular plot she uses. Simple and classic Bertrice Small. To ask other readers questions about Biancaplease sign up. Oct 01, Pages Buy. In the end, I would not personally have taken the same stand with my daughter but I did relate to her.


Nov 03, Nancy added it. Firstly, warning to anyone who can not handle reading depraved assaults on women, bestiality, etc. This was my first book by the author.

Small is one of your favorite authors and I have no desire to diminish that for you. View all 12 comments. As time passes, her emotional wounds begin to heal. Not a 14 year old kid. I actually liked it overall.

There are pages of words — words that failed to connect me to the story or the characters or the setting or anything remotely interesting. I think secretly her parents were proud of her but I feel her mother was jealous because Bianca succeeded smsll doing she never could and that was to marry for love.

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

As you stated in your own review, Ms. She wants no husband and would have him for her lover, but neither Amir who wants her for his 3rd wife nor her mother who considers him an infidel accepts that decision. I will never marry again! Stay in Touch Sign up. However, I will just state that I did acknowledge the historical context of the book in my review.


Bianca: The Silk Merchant’s Daughters

Small never holds back on the evil of others, so the beginning of the book shows in vivid terms the perversions of Rovere. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. This was a very good story; however, it was very disturbing to read of such acts done to a fourteen-year old girl.

Like on the cover. One of my favorite authors.

October 2, Imprint: At his hands, she suffers rape, beatings, and sexual degradations until she finally manages to escape. Yes, there was reference to some distasteful activity involving a donkey This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

And Bianca has changed from the docile, obedient daughter to a strong woman bent on her own destiny. Because we are betrothed, he is allowed to do whatever he wants to me? A Moment in Time. How to write a great review. Who Needs A Knight?