Francesca (The Silk Merchant’s Daughters) [Bertrice Small] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. New York Times bestselling author Bertrice . Francesca (The Silk Merchant’s Daughters) [Bertrice Small] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. After her older sister’s arranged marriage is a. Francesca. Bertrice Small. Buy This Book. Reading Francesca proved to be such a long, horrific process for me, I began to wonder how in the.

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I can’t tell you. I did not like this as much as the first book in the series, Bianca. You read a romance to be taken away from it all even if it’s just for an hour fraancesca so. Jenna Harper Review Date: It was quite realistic in a sense but still thoroughly enjoyable. About Francesca New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small continues sma,l glorious historical-romance series featuring four sisters in Renaissance Florence who have anything but marriage on their minds….

As always, Small imbued her heroine with sharp, witty dialogue that works a lot better in impressing the Duke than her incomparable beauty, not that her perfect face, figure, and fashion sense hurt, as Small inevitably reminds us every third paragraph lol.

Published sinceBertrice Small was the author of over 50 romance novels. Jill Tanner does a great job. See all books by Bertrice Small. This won’t keep me from reading Ms. Dec 11, Greyland Reviews rated it it was ok.

Francesca — All About Romance

D- Sensuality Hot Book Type: The Silk Merchant’s Daughters 2. Apr 18, Colette rated it did not like it. Interesting moments, I didn’t care for Francesca most of the story.


Back in town, Francesca learns that the next day is the day Rafaello will be married.

Francesca (Silk Merchant’s Daughters, book 2) by Bertrice Small

During her months as Cara, Francesca learns amall real labor is and falls “in love” with a huntsman named Carlo. Apr 02, Pages. She weaves a tale of love, betrayal and history with such vivid imagery. After her older sister, Bianca, has run off to marry her true love in the Ottoman Empire, which can be read at BiancaFrancesca’s wealthy Florentine merchant family is struggling to see her successfully married off. But the arrogant beauty has no desire to marry, and she drives every potential suitor away.

She is therefore shocked bertricf, not long after they meet, Rafaello chooses her as his bride and her parents agree to his proposal—without her consent. Another wonderful read for this avowed Bertrice Small fan. Bertrice Small is a romance writing legend. Add to Cart Add to Cart.

Francesca: The Silk Merchant’s Daughters

As almost always, I finished this book wistfully, knowing this dearly departed great lady will no longer share the incredible joie de vivre, fertile imagination and strong point of view that has made her novels an absolute treasure trove for me.

The main character Francesca really got to me annoyed she was so stubborn. I never felt like it insulted my intelligence because this book never asked me to employ any intelligence in the first place.

They had a son Thomas David. This does not sit well with clever, proud Francesca as she wants to find real love, not be paraded around as one of three brood mares to be mounted by the Duke’stallion. However, Small did something she hasn’t in quite some time – added a mega-dose of history and political intrigue. At times I wondered how the whole thing would finally end. She lived on eastern Long Island for over 30 years.


Furious and feeling betrayed, Francesca flees into the forest and takes shelter at an inn. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. He offers fraancesca give his next oldest daughter, Francesca, more latitude in choosing a husband than her sister had.

Jul 01, Naksed rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 20, Angie Benko rated it really liked it Shelves: She will try to find out if her servants are still at the castle, and take them home with her.

I was very saddened that I would not know the date of Serena. While Bianca was more rash and yes Francesca despite being a spoiled brat at first did some rash Bianca-ish things running around and escaping from her obligations and responsibilities for fear of not being loved when it was time to marry Rafaello, she comes to her senses and read well into my review because the author unlike many authors nowadays, has been writing for many years therefore she has a lot of experience and her writing has only gotten better.