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Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment. Francesca is ready now to do her duty to her family, even though she has fallen in love with Carlo. European Historical Romance Review Tags: She is therefore bertrlce when, not long after they meet, Rafaello chooses her as his bride and her parents agree to his proposal—without her consent. During her months as Cara, Francesca learns what real labor is and falls “in love” with a huntsman named Carlo.
Nov 17, Billie rated it it was amazing. Oftentimes, the words used were repetitive and while the main heroine protested loudly about wanting to be more that beautiful arm candy, she sure as hell loved beating people over the head with how beautiful she was.
But Bertrice Small, or her ghostwriters she passed at age 77 insnall years after this publication insays “ah, hell no, I’ve written zillions frnacesca romance novels just like this and I’m gonna keep doing it long after they put me in the ground!
Francesca: The Silk Merchant’s Daughters
Her stubbornness, strength, and logical mind was an asset, making her situation believable. You can tell every time you read her novels. To view it, click here. I’m saying it took me back to the late s when as a year-old reader, I pored over every detail of the ball gowns worn and the course meal eaten, lol birds stuffed inside other birds, candied flowers, etc.
Small blends historical facts and a fiery love story effortlessly, cereating a one-of-akind story. I usually don’t read romance novels however I love the concept being very romantic at heart. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jan 24, Victoria rated it it was amazing. June 4, Publication Date: But for me, she is IT. Open Preview See a Problem? Furious and feeling betrayed, Francesca flees into the forest and takes shelter at an inn.
New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small continues her glorious historical-romance series featuring four sisters in Renaissance Florence who have anything but marriage on their minds….
Therefore the duchy was threatened by the French and nearly absorbed into France.
She writes within the perspective of those times so people who can’t handle that go read something else. 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 therefore shocked when Rafaello chooses her as his bride and her parents agree to his proposal—without her consent. I just adore Bertrice Small.
Morphs into a more fleshed out epic, as the Duchy comes under threat by a greedy France. I can almost smell the succulent dinners, feel bdrtrice fabric of the elaborate skirts and feel the sweet kisses May 30, Effy rated it liked it.
Furious and beetrice betrayed, Francesca flees into the woods and takes shelter at an inn. Francesca and Rafaello just didn’t seem to have enough time for a lot of romance. But Rafaello is ignoring his bride, and Francesca will have none of that.
Contractions were a rarity, meaning that everyone sounded as if they had just learned to speak English. If he does not suit, you may return.
So he did find a new bride after all? Published sinceBertrice Small was the author of over 50 romance novels. Rrancesca is bertrrice, but so are the other girls, but she also has a kind heart, and is smart and francesa afraid to tell him what is on her mind. Francesca is no exception. In fact, I imagine that Francesca is the book that would result if written by a person who has never read a single romance novel in their entire life yet claims that they are all poorly written, formulaic tripe and works hard to fulfill that delusion.
If none of the above conveys the horribleness that bertrkce this read, I will warn you that it does not end happily, at least not by conventional romance novel standards. She knows she can never have him, and she will honor her marriage vows to Rafaello.
I think that maybe at least in the beginning that Rafello was too concerned about her sensibilities. Plot twists several times where you don’t know where the story will go or who will show up. Another good story from Bertrice Small. This does not sit well with clever, proud Francesca as she wants to find real love, not be paraded around as one of three brood mares to be mounted by the Duke’stallion.
She does not want him! The duke was slightly shallow and his education had been scarce in logic and defence. The main character Francesca really got to me annoyed she was so stubborn. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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I thought the amount of romance ie, sex was perfect, not too much to distract from the flow, and just spicy enough. May 02, Aurian Booklover rated it it was amazing. Dec 26, Tommie Sebastian rated it it was amazing. But she scorns away all her suitors, determined to never beftrice.