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Bianca : The Silk Merchant's Daughters
by Bertrice Small


Overview - FIRST IN A NEW SERIES
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.
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Overview
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES
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...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780451237958
  • ISBN-10: 0451237951
  • Publisher: New American Library
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Page Count: 419
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-08-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

Renaissance Florence and Ottoman Turkey collide in the overwrought first Silk Merchant’s Daughters historical. Bianca Maria Rose Pietro d’Angelo, the 15-year old jewel of Florentine society, is bewildered when her father marries her to Sebastiano Rovere, a prominent lawyer two decades her senior, to save the family’s reputation. Sebastiano rapes Bianca on her wedding night and displays other shocking depravities. She eventually escapes, staying hidden while demanding an annulment and becomes friends with Amir ibn Jem, an antiques merchant and the grandson of the Ottoman sultan. After Sebastiano’s death, Bianca and Amir want to marry, but the Pietro d’Angelos can’t accept a Christian woman marrying a “heathen” and separate them. The lovers run away to Constantinople, where Bianca adjusts (with superhuman speed) to harem life and Turkish politics. Exquisite historical detail brings every moment vividly to life. Small describes violence as intimately as passion, and readers may hurry past the scenes of brutality while lingering over Bianca and Amir’s tender love scenes. Agent: Ethan Ellenberg, the Ethan Ellenberg Agency. (Oct.)

 
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