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The Silk Merchant's Daughters

By Bertrice Small

New American Library, Paperback, 9780451237958, 419pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2012

Renaissance Florence comes to passionate life in a vivid new historical romance series by legendary *" New York Times" bestselling author Bertrice Small.
Florentine silk merchant Giovanni Pietro d Angelo and his wife want nothing more than to marry their daughters to wealthy men of distinction. But when their son's dangerous indiscretion implicates him in a tragic accident, it is their eldest daughter who must pay the price. Blackmailed by the powerful and debauched Sebastiano Rovere, the Pietro d Angelos must give beautiful Bianca in marriage to Rovere to buy his silence.
With the aid of her mother, Bianca flees her dark, cruel union, seeking shelter in a seaside villa. It is the shocking murder of her husband that allows her to find the possibility of love at last. But Florentine society would never approve of the man she's chosen: Prince Amir, grandson of Memhet the Conqueror.
Two passionate lovers...two different cultures...two worlds determined to keep them apart...
*"Romance Reviews Today

About the Author
Beatrice Small lives with her husband, George; Deuteromony, the long-haired Maine Coon Cat; Checquers, the fat black and white cat with the pink ears; Nicky the Cockatiel; and Gilberto, the cranky Half-Moon Conure, in the English speaking community in New York State. The family heir, Tom, is now a college man. Beatrice Small is the author of The Kadin, Love Wild and Fair, Adora, Skye O'Malley, Unconquered, Beloved, All The Sweet Tomorrows, This Heart Of Mine, Enchantress Mine, Blaze Wyndham, Lost Love Found, The Spitfire, and A Love For All Time. She loves hearing from her readers. You can write to her at P.O. Box 765, Southold, NY 11971

Praise For Bianca

Praise for Bertrice Small:

“Nobody does it quite like Bertrice Small.”—The Romance Reader

“Rich in historical detail.”—Booklist

“A historical romance stalwart.”—Publishers Weekly

“The reigning queen of the historical genre.”—Romance Junkies