The Silk Merchant's Daughters
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
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