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Bianca: The Silk Merchant’s Daughters by Bertrice Small – Penguin Books Australia
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.
Prince Amir, grandson of Memhet the Conqueror. Paperbackpages. Published October 2nd by Berkley Books first published October 1st The Silk Merchant’s Daughters 1.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Biancaplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Sep 11, Sarah Mac rated it it was ok Shelves: The heroine herself is never with a donkey.
P As for Bianca being married so young, that’s documented fact — 21st-c soc First: P That being said, the best part of the book is the oogy, villainous section.
You feel for Bianca. You respect her Cunning Plan tm to escape. But once she gets free of Douchebag Sebastiano, the plot slows to a crawl — apparently to allow endless, nauseating declarations of twu wuv with a really boring hero. Bianca also gets a personality transplant, suddenly becoming the most selfish bitch ever in her quest for Amir’s life-giving orgasms.
At which point I hated everything she said, did, or thought. View all 12 comments. Jan 22, Lise Anne rated it did not like it Shelves: Small writes somewhat stiffly with the tone of Anya Seton. The character is believable, within the context of the romance.
Too bad her male characters don’t have more um, character! There is repressed sensuality, but hardly anything really sexy happens with the love of her life.
The nasty stuff with her first husband is almost better. I don’t recommend this read. Aug 17, Regan Walker rated it really liked bertrie Shelves: Florence and the Black Sea in the 15th century! Rovere treats his delicate new bride abysmally and she loathes and fears him.
Her mother, appalled at what has befallen he Florence and the Black Sea in the 15th century! Her mother, appalled at what has befallen her daughter, helps Bianca flee to a seaside villa where she meets Prince Banca, grandson of Memhet the Conqueror.
She wants no husband and would have him for her lover, but neither Amir who wants her for his 3rd wife nor her mother who considers him an infidel accepts that decision. Small never holds back on the biannca of others, so the beginning of the book shows in vivid terms the perversions of Rovere. But once we are at the sea cliff villa, beauty is restored. Amir is a gallant, romantic man who loves Bianca. And Bianca bertricw changed from the docile, obedient daughter to a strong woman bent on her own destiny.
A good start to a new series for Ms.
Review – Bianca (The Silk Merchant’s Daughters #1) by Bertrice Small
May 26, Sarah berfrice it it was ok. I actually liked it overall. It was berrtice described, horrifying, and yet it gave you some chance to empathize with the main heroine and feel something for her. But I felt like the whole book was rushed and areas of the storyline, which probably should have each been dedicated a good portion of the book itself, were just skimmed over way too much.
There were entire areas of the plotline which could have made for beautiful, rich, intriguing plotline which could have really set up each and every cha I actually liked it overall. There were entire areas of the plotline which could have made for beautiful, rich, intriguing plotline which could have really set up each and every smalk The same went for the end. Maybe the author had a wordlimit she had to keep under. But I know that she could have created an interesting story twice as long as the one that was published.
It just occurred to me that I was reading the book A bertricw woman who could, even if it was effing awful, be able to care for herself. Like on the cover. Not a 14 year old kid. It also occurred to me that But barely touched on intimacy between Bianca and the man she loved?
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I must have blanked this out. Taking two stars off JUST for that. Oct 02, Bambi Unbridled rated it liked it Shelves: This was bianxa one of my favorite Small books, but it wasn’t so shocking as some of these reviews would have you believe.
Yes, the girls married young back then. The author stayed true to the time period in that regard.
Yes, there was reference to some distasteful activity involving a donkey I would not be surprised to learn things like that happened back then – I think they still have donkey shows in parts of Mexico This was not one of my favorite Small books, but it wasn’t so shocking as some of these reviews would have you believe.
I would not be surprised to learn things like that happened back then – I think they still have donkey shows in parts of Mexico today. But the bulk of the story involved Bianca and Amir, their friendship and budding romance. As Amir was of the Ottoman empire, he had more than one wife. Again, nothing distasteful there as it was culturally accurate. So don’t let some of these reviews put you off reading this book. It was not a bad read, particularly if you are a fan of harem romances.
They aren’t my typical cup of tea or I would’ve probably rated this a little higher.
I read Bertrice Small books mostly out of obligation. I’m not so excited about her later books. This one falls somewhere inbetween. Bianca is an interesting character.
Bianca: The Silk Merchant’s Daughters
It could be a good start to a new series. But it does not really have the spark of her earlier series. I enjoyed this steamy historical romance. I like the authors writing style with action that moved right along which compensated for feeling uncomfortable at how easily the heroine accepted her new lifestyle.
Bianca escapes from a terrible marriage and meets Prince Amir who has majorly different religious beliefs. This book was very interesting. I liked it, and yet Read my full thoughts here http: Nov 03, Nancy added it. I am looking forward to the rest of the series. Apr 01, Annie Al Saher rated it did not like it Shelves: View all 7 comments.
Feb 16, Tommie Sebastian rated it liked it. This book started out great but ended boring. Half way berrice I wanted to put it xmall but I don’t like to quit so I pushed on hoping it would pick up. Mar 01, Stoli rated it liked it Shelves: Reminded me of The Borgias in the first half; second half dragged and I begtrice wait for it to be over. Jan 06, Jamie Kane banca it it was amazing. My favorite romance author. This is her most recent book: