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I would recommend this book to any reader. It started out slow but once Francesca arrived at the Dukes home it was great. Jan 24, Victoria rated it it was amazing. This won’t frrancesca me from reading Ms.

I consider her historical romances as the “bread and butter” of the romance francescx section in any bookstore. Spy of the First Person. Francesca is the second book in Small’s “Silk Merchant’s Daughters” series yes, each book is named after smzll girl. Unfortunately, she is terrified of Rafaello, and has fallen in love with his best friend instead. The second half picked up and some parts were rather surprising but I did not like the ending.

Return to Book Page. The dialog sometimes felt simplistic and for a younger audience. Plot twists several times where you don’t know where the story will go or who will show up.

To her own surprise, she grows to like the work, to feel useful and francssca a purpose. Feb 20, Angie Benko rated it really liked it Shelves: In fact, I would say that the ending moves Francesca off the shelves of true romance novels and on to the historical fiction with a strong and I use that word lightly romantic element.


Trivia About Francesca The Si Francesca was the perfect second story after Bianca. They had a son Thomas David.

Jan 12, Isabel Garay rated it did not like it. I love how she ties some history into her stories! I usually don’t read romance novels however I love the concept being very romantic at heart. She will try to find out if her servants are still at francsca castle, and take them home with her. Voyager 25th Anniversary Edition. You may be wondering why I went with a D- instead of an F grade on this one. Smalll didn’t think it was possible to dislike a Bertrice Small book, but I hated thus one.

You’ll know what I’m talking about when you get there. The ruling family are descendants of the Ceasers of Rome.

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

If that doesn’t sound appealing to you, I wouldn’t blame you. I just adore Bertrice Small. Small delights and thrills.

But she will not sleep with him; she will go into her marriage a virgin. Traveling all alone, she gets lost in the forest frabcesca about two pages only to emerge and obtain instant employment as a serving wench at an inn even though she has never so much as brushed her own hair.

Half Spent Was the Night. But the arrogant beauty has no desire to marry, and she drives every potential suitor away. During her months as Cara, Francesca learns what real labor is and falls “in love” with a huntsman named Carlo. European Historical Romance Review Tags: The book was more a Historical read than romance. To ask other readers questions about Francescaplease sign up. Devoted reader I have been reading Me Snail’s books for years. Sign up to our newsletter using your email.


Furious and franxesca betrayed, Francesca flees into the woods and takes shelter at an inn. Another good story from Bertrice Small. Night of Camp David. If he does not suit, you may return. Feb 18, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: Francesca comes to like Rafaello, and is willing to be a good wife and Duchess for him. She does not want him!

Francesca: The Silk Merchant’s Daughters

What could have degenerated into a trite romance with laughably stupid plot twists apparently, in Small’s world, growing a beard and standing in shadows can completely disguise you so that you are completely unrecognizable ha! You can tell every time you read her novels. Jul 15, Karen Darling rated it liked it Shelves: I say “in love” because throughout the novel Francesca is her own sort of philosopher about begtrice Rafaello also dislikes how she treats the other girls and the servants, he will never choose her.

There, she earns her keep as a servant—and meets an unlikely suitor who steals her heart. Contractions were a rarity, meaning that everyone sounded as if they had just learned to speak English. Her father is a very frwncesca silk merchant, and he can and does give his family the amall.