Francesca (The Silk Merchant’s Daughters) [Bertrice Small] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. New York Times bestselling author Bertrice . Francesca (The Silk Merchant’s Daughters) [Bertrice Small] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. After her older sister’s arranged marriage is a. Francesca. Bertrice Small. Buy This Book. Reading Francesca proved to be such a long, horrific process for me, I began to wonder how in the.

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She spends the winter learning the wenching trade and flirting with the mysterious huntsman Carlo, who does his best to seduce Francesca. Another good story from Bertrice Small. I did not like this as much as the first book in the series, Bianca. Her books are a combination of historical fiction, swashbuckling romance, purple-prosed bodice rippers and feminist girl superhero fare. If Rafaello does not suit, you may return.

Francesca — All About Romance

Jan 12, Isabel Garay rated it did not like it. In the first book, I did not really like Francesca, but I quickly warmed up to her in this book.

But the future remains uncertain for the runaway bride, who is still promised to another. To help us recommend your next book, tell us what you enjoy reading.


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Francesca: The Silk Merchant’s Daughters

The Silk Merchant’s Daughters 2. If they are to make a success of their marriage, he will have to talk to her, and sleep with her.

Good story but a sad ending, though Francesca does show she is strong and very witty. Francesca’s flight into the woods lands her at the Duke’s winter hunting lodge where she poses “Cara”, a frabcesca servant, until spring.

The francecsa character is a bit if a spoiled rich girl who is invited to partake in a medieval era Bachelor reality show, where Duke Rafaello will choose between her and two other women temporarily residing at his home for the coveted title of Duchessa. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Looking for More Great Reads? This book disappointed me just a little in that it was not romantic enough for me. Historical Romance Historical Fiction.

During her months as Cara, Francesca learns what real labor is and falls “in love” with a huntsman named Carlo. But the book is certainly worth losing a few hours of sleep.

You may be wondering why I went with a D- instead of an F grade on this one. Bertrice Small is a romance writing legend. This was a story told, not shown.


All the decision she made got me very upset. Feb 20, Francssca Benko rated it really liked it Shelves: Small’s attention to every detail from every button and pleat on a duchessa’s riding habit to every spice in every dish served at the bridal banquet are detailed to paint a rich picture the reader can immerse themselves within. Apr 02, Pages Buy.

Jan 24, Victoria rated it it was amazing. Stay in Touch Sign up. And to do that, she wants to know everything that is happening in their Duchy. If none of the above conveys the horribleness frxncesca was this read, I will warn you that it does not end happily, at least not by conventional romance novel standards.

The dialog sometimes felt simplistic and for a younger audience. May 30, Effy rated it liked it.