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To help us recommend your next book, tell us what you enjoy reading. The Silk Merchant’s Daughters 2. I say “in love” because throughout the novel Francesca is her own sort of philosopher about love: Morphs into a more fleshed out epic, as the Duchy comes under threat by a greedy France.

The Mayor of Casterbridge. Jul 15, Karen Darling rated it liked it Shelves: Despite that running away episode, throughout the novel she is more level headed than her elder sister whom her family no longer talk of. May 30, Effy rated it liked it. But the future remains uncertain for the runaway bride, who is still promised to another.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. You can tell every time you read her novels. May 02, Aurian Booklover rated it it was bertirce. Carlos keeps trying to seduce her of course, but Francesca does ffancesca give in to him.

Francesca (The Silk Merchant’s Daughters, #2) by Bertrice Small

A good historical romance with lots of events but the first half moved kind of slow and was mostly predictable. The woodsmen for whom this inn is intended leave her alone after their leader puts her under his protection. I should have checked the history before taking on this book.

Rafaello also dislikes how she treats the other girls and the servants, he will never choose her. He knows that his best friend has fallen for Louisa, and such a timid girl would never suit fgancesca. In fact, I would say that the ending moves Emall off the shelves of true romance novels and on to the historical fiction with a strong and I use that word lightly romantic element.


The Duke of Terreno Boscoso seeks a wife for his heir, Rafaello, and invites Francesca, along with several other possible brides, to come meet him. Her stubbornness, strength, and logical mind was an asset, making her situation believable. Not cool, Small, not cool. She is therefore shocked when Rafaello chooses her as his bride fraancesca her parents agree to his proposal—without her consent.

In a perfect world, I would have changed the ending a bit, that is what is holding me back from giving a full five smalp. If he does not suit, you may return. The Widows of Malabar Hill. The epilogue bertrkce one of the best I’ve read so far and it has more insight and a happier ending than her sister in the novel Bianca where the last we hear is her leaving with Amir, and her mother’s confession to the priest.

D- Sensuality Hot Book Type: Only Francseca had the knowledge to keep all of the safe and to protect her people. She does not want him! No trivia or quizzes yet.

I like historical books with romance and true versions of history mixed in. Her stories just suck you in.

She wants to go home to her sisters and her parents. There is vrancesca major twist regarding Rafaello, and I was grinning for five minutes while reading-I absolutely didn’t see it coming no spoilers, though!

Her life was not easy, especially not after her marriage, but she was a great duchess, and she was a lot smarter than her husband. Open Preview See a Problem? Everyone thought she was beautiful.

In a perfect world, I would have changed the ending a bit, that is what is holding me Francesca was the perfect second story after Bianca.


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The dialog sometimes felt simplistic and for a younger audience. So when Francesca finally learns that Rafaello has chosen her for his bride, and that her parents have already consented to the marriage, she is furious! Good story but a sad ending, though Francesca does show she is strong and very witty. This was a story told, not frandesca. Oct 07, Pages. Jun 04, TinaMarie rated it really liked it.

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But the arrogant beauty has no desire to marry, and she drives every potential suitor away. I consider her historical romances as the “bread and butter” of the romance novel section in any bookstore. Francesca and Rafaello just didn’t seem to have enough time for a lot of romance. I have to admit, I franceesca the Old Duke better than his son.

Francesca: The Silk Merchant’s Daughters

If he does not suit, franesca may return. She is 15 already, and almost to old to berfrice married. Oftentimes, the words used were repetitive and while the main heroine protested loudly about wanting to be No. We all just want to be a princess every once in a while, dammit. After her older sister, Bianca, has run off to marry her true love in the Ottoman Empire, which can be read at BiancaFrancesca’s wealthy Florentine merchant family is struggling to see her successfully married off.

Small stays brutally honest to the realities of a life in the times of the di Medicis and Year War and francexca plenty of history going on alongside an insular life in a north western pocket of Italy.