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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Once you get used to the rather annoying changes in perspective and the dry writing style, the book does have its charm. Jan 22, Lise Anne rated it did not like it Shelves: Jun 08, Erin Anfinson-pirani rated it did not like it.

The Silk Merchant’s Daughters 4 books.

Bianca: The Silk Merchant’s Daughters

Even in today’s world, kids still like to think they are adults. Yes, the girls married young back then.

Read the full review as posted on November 1, at Biznca Book Pushers: This one falls somewhere inbetween. I think there will always be books that resonate with some and not so much with others. They get on the ship to leave, mention of kismet and that the kismet was met hide spoiler ] Your email address will not be published.

To view it, click here. After each one finished, I was back to being bored and almost dropping the book until the next little arc began. I will start with the positive points: How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain bianac rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap skall plot.


He is very brutal and makes her perform horrible acts. I will definitely due bfrtrice research on her novels before I actually read them. As Amir was of the Ottoman empire, he had more than one wife.

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

First, the writing style is stilted, stale and skims along the surface. They aren’t my typical cup of tea or I would’ve probably rated this a little higher.

A mature woman who could, even if it was effing awful, be able to care for herself. Rovere treats his delicate new bride abysmally and she loathes and fears him. Books by Bertrice Small. There’s a few parts that get a little slow and time goes by very quickly, but overall I really enjoyed it.

You may find this book uncomfortable to read, I know that I did.

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

The dialogue does not flow in a natural way. To Tame a Wild Lady. Too bad her male characters don’t have more um, character! This title was on my TBR for quite a while, and I’ve decided to have it begin my goal of reading all of Bertice Small’s books.

You can also subscribe without commenting. But I felt like the whole book was rushed and areas of the storyline, which probably should have each been dedicated a good portion of the book bertrie, were just skimmed over way too much. Jul 29, Renee Gordon rated it really liked it. When her mother learns of the horrors her bianac has endured, she helps Bianca escape. Also a lapse of 3 to five years was mentioned only as “the seasons continued to change” and you find out 50 pages later that that meant 5 years.

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I just don’t get the attraction to the popular plot she uses. First, the writing style is stilted, stale and skims along the surface. It biajca be a good start to a new series. There were entire areas of the plotline which could have made for beautiful, rich, intriguing plotline which could have really set up each and every cha I actually liked it overall.

Over time, the two smapl in love. There is a slave girl thrown into the mix whereby she is forced to have sex against her will with another woman and she comes very close to being violated by a miniature donkey.