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I did not expect this, and only finished the story because I have issues reading about a rape victim and not reading the ‘happy ending’. Please try again later. When her husband finally dies, Bianca a In Florence, to save her silk merchant family’s fortune and honor, the lovely fifteen year old Bianca is married to a man more than twenty years older than her.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. P That being said, the best part of the book is the oogy, villainous section. Feb 22, Karen marked it as to-read Shelves: Either way it was annoying. There’s a few parts that get a little slow and time goes by very quickly, but overall I really enjoyed it.

I gave it only three stars as it took away from the romance for me. To date, this is the only book that has brought this much biahca to myself and my reading appreciations. Yes, the girls married young back then.

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Mar 01, Kayla Garcia rated it really liked it Shelves: P As for Bianca being married so young, that’s documented fact — 21st-c soc First: She lived on eastern Long Island for smmall 30 years. Oct 01, Pages. As for florentine marriage went, I’m sure men were absurd as well; but a man as dark and horrendous as Rovere was way too over the top.

For me love is with two participants not four.

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He is very brutal and makes her perform horrible acts. Small never holds back on the evil of others, so the beginning of the book shows in vivid terms the perversions of Rovere. With the aid of her mother, Bianca flees her dark, cruel union, seeking shelter in a seaside villa. I was drawn in by the back-cover blurb and the cover artwork. NAL Trade Publish date: People did not get much older than 40 back then. I stared at this book several times and would change my mind about buying it.

Fiction Book Review: Bianca by Bertrice Small. NAL, $16 trade paper (p) ISBN

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. I will eagerly read the rest of the series.

The Dragon Lord’s Daughters. Historical Romance Historical Fiction Category: Open Preview See a Problem? You’ve successfully reported this review. Mar 01, Stoli rated it liked it Shelves: There were, however, plenty of words biancaa skeeved me out for the first pages or so. The Bad Luck Bride.


Some kind of pointless journey was undertaken by Amir and resolved without much drama at all.

Jan 06, Jamie Kane rated it it was amazing. I realize the custom in Florence in the s was for girls to be married at that age. As Amir was of the Ottoman empire, he had more than one wife. Jan 31, Melissa rated it liked it. Ssmall sex scenes are very well written- I really liked the contrasting description between the two lovers Bianca has.

Bianca: The Silk Merchant’s Daughters

I want my cliche cutie pie romance where the guy actually has to do some wooing. This was my first book by the author. There is no cohesive plot, just events that happen with a nertrice of randomness thrown in out of left-field towards the end. The Wolf of Kisimul Castle. Prince Amir, grandson of Memhet the Conqueror. I didn’t like it.

Oct 23, Miscjoy rated it did not like it Shelves: