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Bianca

The Silk Merchant's Daughters
Narrated by: Jill Tanner
Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4 out of 5 stars (92 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Giovanni Pietro D’Angelo is a highly respected silk merchant who wants nothing more than to see his seven daughters married off. For Bianca, his beautiful eldest daughter, his sights are set on Giuliano Rovere, a famous member of the lawyer’s guild. Though Giuliano has a dark history with women, the Pietro D’Angelos have too much to gain from the pairing and turn a blind eye to his past deeds. Once married, Bianca discovers the true nature of her husband, and is sent seaside to recover. There, she meets Prince Sabih al Saqr, a Turkish wool merchant who has the power to heal her wounds. But can she open herself up to the prince without breaking her marriage vows?

©2012 Bertrice Small (P)2012 Recorded Books

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Bertrice Small

Now we just need the Skye Omally series in audio and life would be good

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Romance, Romance, Romance.....

Gosh I love Bertrice Small and her writing. I wish more of her books were available on audio.
This is the first in the series of The Silk Merchants Daughters. The story has family trials and tribulations in abundance. A big mistake which works out in a huge way. I don't want to spoil the story. It's an intriguing one with a Turkish twist. I have to tell you this story turned out nothing like I had envisioned... it was better though..lol
I am looking forward to the stories for the other daughters... it will be interesting to see what happens with the sons in these books.

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Good but no Skye

I bought this hoping it would be as good as the Skye saga. It’s good but not as good. Still waiting for the Skye O’Mally saga.

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is this author mormon?

What would have made Bianca better?

The description should have clearly stated that this was not a traditional love story. Our heroine who was misused by her first husband ended up having to share her second husband with two wives.

What was most disappointing about Bertrice Small’s story?

I felt so bad for the second wife who wanted her husbands love and would never get it, instead she got to spend two nights out of every month in her husbands bed and had to learn to be content. I would be raving mad!! No wonder there can be such jealousy and even murder in those situations. Although in this story the three wives were apparently happy as clams by the end of the story.

What does Jill Tanner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She had a great voice, clear without being annoying. She delivered the story at a good pace as well.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was completely discontented with this story. I would have been so much happier with a story supporting a monogamous relationship. I feel tricked. This is a 13 hour story I spent money on. I wanted a happy ending!

Any additional comments?

Honestly,they had to know marketing this book that it was different from traditional romance stories. Most women of mainstream society don't like the idea of sharing their husbands. I don't like the idea of multiple wives. I hope the creators of this book consider changing their description of this book, while they didn't lie in their description it definitely wasn't accurate; nobody expects a deviation from the norm to this degree.

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Good enough but nothing special

It was an ok listen but I expected more of Bertrice Small....
Book started with a bang but ended with a whisper, I lost interest midway though and struggled to finish...

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Beatrice Small !

I have ALWAYS loved this author. I started reading her Skye O'Malley series in the 80s and I discovered I really enjoyed this genre.

This is a great read for all of us hopeless romantics at heart 💖

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Can't miss with Bertrice Small books

Jill Tanner does one heck of a job.
Loved BS books from the start and she never disappointed me.
This series may not be as perfect as Sky O'Malley but is a great second best!.

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Bland and poorly read

Beartrice Small has many great books. This is not one of them. The plot is overly simplistic. Small's writing has simplified to the point of seeming dull and boring. The woman reading this book makes everything dull and stilted. Maybe a better reader would've presented the story better. Small has also degraded in her language. Perhaps trying to fit in with the newer generation of romance writers that use rather crude language.

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very good

well nice and enjoyed it, one of my favorite authors a bit spicy and very good story line.

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great read

never disappointed with b smalls book's. narrated well. am looking forward to the next book.