From the New York Times bestselling author of the Border Chronicles, comes her novel of Florentine historical romance, and the continuing saga of The Silk Merchant’s Daughters...
After her sisters become the scandals of Florence, Lucianna Pietro d’Angelo finds that the only wealthy man who’ll have her for his wife is an aging bookseller whom Lucianna comforts in his final years. When he passes away, she inherits his shop—and a sizable fortune affording Lucianna comfort in widowhood. Then Robert Minton, Earl of Lisle, visits her bookshop. The Englishman is not only dashing and handsome, he’s a trusted courtier of Henry VII.
Lucianna’s parents cannot deny the spark of attraction between their daughter and the earl, so they scheme to send her to London. There, Lucianna steps out of the shadow of her quiet Florentine life, pursuing a love she never dreamed possible—one unfolding in the court of the new Tudor king.
“Praise for the novels of Bertrice Small—“THE REIGNING QUEEN OF THE HISTORICAL GENRE”*—and winner of the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award “Bertrice Small is a legend.”—Linda Lael Miller “Nobody does it quite like Bertrice Small.”—The Romance Reader “Suspenseful historical romance.”—Fresh Fiction “Cover-to-cover passion, [and] a keen sense of history, and suspense.”—Publishers Weekly “An insatiable delight for the senses.”—*Romance Junkies “Sweeps the ages with skill and finesse.”—Affaire de Coeur “[A] captivating blend of sensuality and rich historical drama.”—Rosemary Rogers ”