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But she scorns away all her suitors, determined to never marry. Find your local bookstore at booksellers. The Silk Merchant’s Daughters 2. Despite that running away episode, throughout the novel she is more level headed than her elder sister whom her family no longer talk of.

Good story but a sad ending, though Francesca does show she is strong and very witty.

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

But to her big surprise, Carlos is now the one who refuses to take his price. Her stubbornness, strength, and logical mind was an asset, making her situation believable. I did not like this as much as the first book in the series, Bianca. In the first book, I did not really like Francesca, but I quickly warmed francessca to her in this book.

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I am looking forward to the next book in this series. Even though Terrono Boscoso is only a small country between French and Italy, it has some strategic importance.

Stand warned, you might be tempted to throw the book against the wall. She knows frahcesca can never have him, and she will honor her marriage vows to Rafaello. Oct 07, Pages Buy. Drums of Autumn Starz Tie-in Edition. I would recommend this book to someone who likes a somewhat brutally honest historical novel, but with somewhat stilted conversation yet know-it-all characters.


Morphs into a more fleshed out epic, as the Duchy comes under threat by a greedy France. I consider her historical romances as the “bread and butter” of the romance novel section in any bookstore. Devoted reader I have been reading Me Snail’s books for years. Paperbackpages. Which is not smart to do on a Monday, when I kept on reading way past my bedtime. Jun 27, Gayle Pace rated it really liked it. She will try to find out if franesca servants are still at the castle, and take them home with her.

Until that last night, before they will close the inn for spring and summer, and she will be free to return home.

Francesca: The Silk Merchant’s Daughters

Francesca is the second bertriice in Small’s “Silk Merchant’s Daughters” series yes, each book is named after each girl. Feb 11, Marcie rated it it was ok. And so they decide to take a few days for franccesca, to get to know one another again.

I just adore Bertrice Small. But very early the next morning soldiers come to take her with them, and she is taken to the castle where she is bathed and dressed for her own wedding. Jan 22, Stephanie Balderas rated it really liked it. I think I’ll just re read her Skye IMalley books. So when the invite comes from the Duke of Terreno Boscoso to spend some time at his country and get to know his son, Francesca wants to refuse.

To ask other readers questions about Francescaplease sign up. She thought she was beautiful. The ruling family are descendants of the Ceasers of Rome.

Therefore the duchy was threatened by the French and nearly absorbed into France. Maybe I would have given it a better review had the ending not tossed salt over the grave. Her greatest passions were her family; Finnegan and Sylvester, the family cats; Nicki, the elderly cockatiel who whistles the NY Mets charge call; her garden; her work, and just life in general. Later that winter a new woodsman arrives, Carlo, and to her own surprise, Francesca is attracted to him.


The resilience shown by Francesca, once a spoiled and possibly annoying heroine, and now rising to the challenge like so many she-dragons of her era Anne de Beaujeu is even mentionedis what turns her, and her story, into truly compelling, emotionally poignant stuff you can get lost in. Reading Francesca proved to be such a long, horrific process for me, I began to wonder how in the world it ever got published, even if the writer is one of the founding mothers of the romance genre. She is a woman who like Caterina Sforza will do anything and everything to protect her people and, in this case, her family and her son’s birthright.

She is therefore shocked when, not long after they meet, Rafaello chooses her as his bride and her parents agree to his proposal—without her consent. This is definitely Francesca’s story more than Rafaello’s.

If Rafaello does not suit, you may return. The huntsmen thought she was beautiful. They had a son Thomas David. Smalk when she finds an Inn, and the owner promises to bring her to the main road come spring, she has no choice but to stay and work as a servant.

The Shape of the Ruins. Lists with This Book. The French girl, Acelinde, was not happy when Francesca was chosen instead of her, and francescca has made quite a scene.

We all just want to be a princess every once in a while, dammit. I bertricd give the book 3. But the arrogant beauty has no desire to marry, and she drives every potential suitor away.