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  • Published: 2 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9780451413765
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $13.99

Francesca: The Silk Merchant's Daughters



When the Duke of Terreno Boscoso sends word that he's seeking a wife for his heir, Rafaello, Florentine silk merchant Giovanni Pietro d'Angelo and his wife encourage a meeting for their headstrong daughter Francesca.

When the Duke of Terreno Boscoso sends word that he's seeking a wife for his heir, Rafaello, Florentine silk merchant Giovanni Pietro d'Angelo and his wife encourage a meeting for their headstrong daughter Francesca. She refuses to even consider it until her father makes her a promise: If Rafaello does not suit, you may return. She is therefore shocked when Rafaello chooses her as his bride and her parents agree to his proposal—without her consent.Furious and feeling betrayed, Francesca flees into the forest and takes shelter at an inn. There, she earns her keep as a servant—and meets an unlikely suitor who steals her heart. But how certain can the future be for the runaway bride, who is still promised to another? 'Nobody does it quite like Bertrice Small.' The Romance Reader 'Passionate historical romance . . . Small blends historical facts and a fiery love story effortlessly, cereating a one-of-akind story.  Small fans, new and old, will be thrilled.' Night Owl Reviews 'A wild ride from start to finish.' Love Romances & More

  • Published: 2 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9780451413765
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $13.99

About the author

Bertrice Small

Bertrice Small lives on the North Fork of the eastern end of Long Island, where she writes her novels in a light-filled studio surrounded by her cover paintings and many mementos of the romance genre. Married for thirty-three years to her husband, George, she is the mother of Thomas, a radio sportscaster and writer; mother-in-law of Megan; and grandmother of Chandler David and Cora Alexandra. Longtime readers will be happy to know that Nicky, the charming cockatiel, Checquers, the fat black-and-white cat with the pink ears, and Sebastian, the tiny greige-and-white cat, remain her dearest companions.

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