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There is no cohesive plot, just events that happen with a bit of randomness thrown in out of left-field towards the end. She lived on eastern Long Island for over 30 years. And although she was 18 when she finally did go off with Amir, she was 16 when they first met and some point thereafter became lovers, which was what I was trying to refer to…I think I clouded that by the way I wrote the sentence that followed. Apr 01, Annie Al Saher rated it did not like it Shelves: Bertrice Small puts a lot of historical detail in her books, and in that time, a girl was ready for marriage at age 12 or 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.

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This book was very interesting. Yes, the girls married young back then. Oct 01, Pages. The six months they are married are even worse.

There is a slave girl thrown into the mix whereby she is forced to have sex against her will with another woman and she comes very close to being violated by a miniature donkey.


Nov 03, Nancy added it. I should have guessed by his name but held out hope. Conflicts arise and are easily settled within a page of being mentioned as the narrative trips along in a jarring way which weakens any attempt at presenting drama or tension.

If you want to try again, try the Border Chronicles. The end result of this story was not what I expected, is not what I had wanted to read and did not make me smile.

Dec 09, Kimberley rated it liked it. Florence and the Black Sea in the 15th century! Even though Bianca suffered and was expected to do the bidding of others, she survived a very strong woman who became in charge of her own life.

Review – Bianca (The Silk Merchant’s Daughters #1) by Bertrice Small

You may find this book uncomfortable to read, I know that I did. Thanks for telling us about the problem. First, the writing style is stilted, stale and skims along the surface.

As for building up to the anti climatic biancz in Turkey, the family skirmish over power and politics that came towards the end seemed so random. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Sebastiano is a very disreputable man, but his formidable connections keep him out of trouble.

Bianca: The Silk Merchant’s Daughters by Bertrice Small – Penguin Books Australia

This was my first book by the author. They had a son Thomas David. They send her to live with her grandfather in Venice in hopes that he can arrange a marriage for her. 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.


Want to Read saving…. No trivia or quizzes yet. One of my favorite authors.

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Read my full thoughts here http: Small never holds back on the evil of others, so the beginning of the book biana in vivid terms the perversions of Rovere. When she finally gained her freedom I looked forward to Amir and was sadly disappointed that once again by the harem twist. Bianca flees the cruel union and seeks shelter in a seaside villa where she discovers the possibility of love at last.

I think secretly her parents were proud of her but I feel her mother was jealous because Bianca succeeded in doing she never could and that was to marry for love. But I must have the union blessed by a bkanca as I will not convert! I found begtrice ridiculous that a victim of rape felt You may find this book uncomfortable to read, I know that I did.

There were, however, plenty of words that skeeved me out for the first pages or so. Call me silly, but living in a villa with a cute doggy delivering love notes and kittens to me is totally my cup of tea romance wise. How to Marry a Marquess.

Firstly, warning to anyone who can not handle reading depraved assaults on women, bestiality, etc. Over time, the two fall in love. Now that hopefully only mature readers binaca still reading this comment, I’ll talk a bit about the book.