Bianca (Paperback)

The Silk Merchant's Daughters

By Bertrice Small

Berkley, 9780451237958, 432pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2012

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Description

New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small begins a captivating quartet of novels in this “Renaissance romance fraught with conflicting family dynamics and ruthless dangers!...The plotting is spellbinding”(Fresh Fiction).

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 is implicated in a tragic accident, it is their eldest daughter, Bianca, who must pay the price—by marrying the powerful and debauched Sebastiano Rovere in exchange for his silence.
 
Bianca flees the cruel union and seeks shelter in a seaside villa where she discovers the possibility of love at last. But Florentine society will never approve of the man she’s chosen: Prince Amir, grandson of Mehmet the Conqueror.
 
Two passionate lovers. Two different worlds determined to keep them apart.


About the Author

Bertrice Small was the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty novels. Among her numerous awards, she was the recipient of the RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. She lived on the North Fork of the eastern end of Long Island, New York, until her death in 2015.


Praise For Bianca: The Silk Merchant's Daughters

Praise for Bianca

“Leaving the Scottish border behind, Small heads to both new (Renaissance Italy) and familiar (the Middle East) territory in a lush and highly sensual tale: the first of the Silk Merchant’s Daughters quartet. Large in scope and heated, even sizzling, with passion—Fifty Shades has nothing on Small—Bianca harkens back to the style, sweep and sensuality that this beloved author is known for creating.”—RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick)

“Exquisite historical detail brings every moment vividly to life.”—Publishers Weekly

More Praise for Bertrice Small


“Bertrice Small is a legend.”—Linda Lael Miller

“Bertrice Small has long been a favorite among many erotic historical readers and I firmly believe she’ll hold the title of the ‘reigning queen’ for many years to come.”—Romance Junkies

“[Her novels] tell an intriguing story, they are rich in detail, and they are all so very hard to put down.”—The Best Reviews