Bianca

Bianca flees the cruel union and seeks shelter in a seaside villa where she discovers the possibility of love at last. But Florentine society will never approve of the man she’s chosen: Prince Amir, grandson of Mehmet the Conqueror.

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Author: Bertrice Small

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101607510

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small begins a captivating quartet of novels in this “Renaissance romance fraught with conflicting family dynamics and ruthless dangers!...The plotting is spellbinding”(Fresh Fiction). Florentine silk merchant Giovanni Pietro d’Angelo and his wife want nothing more than to marry their daughters to wealthy men of distinction. But when their son is implicated in a tragic accident, it is their eldest daughter, Bianca, who must pay the price—by marrying the powerful and debauched Sebastiano Rovere in exchange for his silence. Bianca flees the cruel union and seeks shelter in a seaside villa where she discovers the possibility of love at last. But Florentine society will never approve of the man she’s chosen: Prince Amir, grandson of Mehmet the Conqueror. Two passionate lovers. Two different worlds determined to keep them apart.

Francesca

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.

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Author: Bertrice Small

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101615096

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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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…. 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?

Lucianna

"Despairing of finding a husband in light of her scandalous older sisters, Lucianna Pietro d'Angelo marries an aging bookseller and inherits his fortune after his death before being set up by her family to win the heart of an English earl.

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Author: Bertrice Small

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451413772

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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"Despairing of finding a husband in light of her scandalous older sisters, Lucianna Pietro d'Angelo marries an aging bookseller and inherits his fortune after his death before being set up by her family to win the heart of an English earl." -NoveList.

Lucianna

Despairing of finding an ideal husband in light of her older sisters' scandalous lives, Lucianna Pietro d'Angelo reluctantly accepts the proposal of an aging bookseller and inherits his sizeable fortune after his death before being set up ...

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Author: Bertrice Small

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451413741

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Despairing of finding an ideal husband in light of her older sisters' scandalous lives, Lucianna Pietro d'Angelo reluctantly accepts the proposal of an aging bookseller and inherits his sizeable fortune after his death before being set up by her family to win the heart of a courtier of Henry VII. Simultaneous. 75,000 first printing.

The Dark Lady

New York Times bestselling author BERTRICE SMALL The Silk Merchant's Daughter Novels BIANCA After being used as the pawn in a blackmail scheme—and traded as the bride to a debauched brute—the beautiful Bianca finally flees the cruel ...

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Author: Máire Claremont

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101609323

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The Victorian era was full of majestic beauty and scandalous secrets—a time when corsets were the least of a woman’s restrictions, and men could kill or be killed in the name of honor.… Lord Ian Blake has returned from India a broken man. Years ago, he pledged to Lady Eva Carin—his childhood companion and first love—that he would bring her husband back alive. His failure haunts him. But even his jaded soul can’t anticipate the shocking sight of beautiful, independent Eva confined in a madhouse.… Locked in an asylum, forgotten by society, Eva is adrift in both body and mind. For Ian to break her free, they must cross a powerful enemy—and prove her sanity to England’s unforgiving aristocracy. But the biggest danger of all may come when the secrets of Eva’s tragic past are finally unlocked....

The Alchemist s Daughter

asked Bianca, once the door had closed behind Banes. “I did. ... Chudderly imports silks and velvets from Genoa. ... No doubt he was beautiful and charming in his youth, and able to endear himself to the daughter of a rich merchant.

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Author: Mary Lawrence

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9781617737114

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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“A realistic evocation of 16th century London’s underside. The various strands of the plot are so skillfully plaited together.” —Fiona Buckley In the year 1543 of King Henry VIII’s turbulent reign, the daughter of a notorious alchemist finds herself suspected of cold-blooded murder... Bianca Goddard employs her knowledge of herbs and medicinal plants to concoct remedies for the disease-riddled poor in London’s squalid Southwark slum. But when her friend Jolyn comes to her complaining of severe stomach pains, Bianca’s prescription seems to kill her on the spot. Recovering from her shock, Bianca suspects Jolyn may have been poisoned before coming to her—but the local constable is not so easily convinced. To clear her name and keep her neck free of the gallows, Bianca must apply her knowledge of the healing arts to deduce exactly how her friend was murdered and by whom—before she herself falls victim to a similar fate... “Unique characters, a twisty plot and a bold, bright heroine add up to a great debut for Mary Lawrence’s The Alchemist’s Daughter. Mystery and Tudor fans alike will raise a glass to this new series.” —Karen Harper, author of The Poyson Garden

Lucianna

A man like that, however, isn't interested in taking a silk merchant's daughter to wife. ... “Perhaps if you would speak her name instead of referring to Bianca—yes, Mother, my oldest sister, Bianca—in *> such terms as her, ...

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Author: Bertrice Small

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101622490

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Border Chronicles comes a novel of Florentine historical romance—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.

Marriage Manners and Mobility in Early Modern Venice

The picture may be distorted because it is based on petitions by natural daughters whose sponsors hoped that their ... Solandi.58 Chiara Rossini came from a silk merchant's family; Isabetta Balanzan was the daughter of a cittadino, ...

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Author: Alexander Cowan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317100270

Category: History

Page: 232

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Throughout history, marriage has been used as a method of creating and strengthening bonds between elites and the societies over which they ruled. Nowhere is this more apparent than in early modern Venice, where members of the patriciate looked to marital alliances with outsider brides to help maintain their position and social distinction in a fluid society. This book explores the parameters of upward social mobility, contemporary evaluations of social status and moral behaviour, and the place of marriage and concubinage within patrician society. Drawing heavily on the records of the Avogaria di Comun, which had the task of examining the social backgrounds and moral reputations of women from outside the patriciate who wished to marry patricians, this study provides a fascinating reconstruction of Venetian society as it was seen by individuals at every level.

A Dictionary of Opera Characters

The Doge wakes up and Gabriele learns the truth—they are father and daughter. Boccanegra promises Gabriele that he can marry Amelia if he can bring about a ... A silk-merchant married to Bianca. He discovers she is having an affair.

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Author: Joyce Bourne Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199550395

Category: Music

Page: 354

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A unique reference work containing over 2,500 A-Z entries on operatic characters. Includes synopses for over 200 operas and operettas, as well as feature articles written by well-known personalities from the world of opera, including Plácido Domingo and Dame Janet Baker. It is an essential book for anyone with an interest in opera.

Heritage of Music

Eventually it was agreed that the composer should furnish an extensive revision of Bianca e Gernando ( now ... Giuditta , the daughter of a silk merchant from Pavia , had married Ferdinando Turina in 1819 , but the marriage had not been ...

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Author: Michael Raeburn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019520493X

Category: Music

Page: 320

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Classical Music and its Origins, volume 1.the Romantic era, volume 2.The nineteenth century legacy, volume 3.music in the twentieth century, volume 4.

Post laureate Idyls

Cosmo Alberti his name , and for wife he had taken Bianca , One of the house of Bordoni and daughter of Luigi Bordoni Many times chosen a prior of merchants of silk in Firenze . Fair was the face of the maid and her voice was as sweet ...

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Author: Oscar Fay Adams

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89098526130

Category:

Page: 166

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Ballou s Dollar Monthly Magazine

... The Misses Launay , daughters of an honest who lives with her aunt , and the four Misses city merchant of English ... Bianca was winding silk with omnibus had transported him far from the the whitest hands in the world ; Marie ...

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ISBN: WISC:89066342221

Category: American literature

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Leigh Hunt s London Journal

The damage sustained by the merchants at Naples from ... The precise light in which we should view the reputation of Bianca Capello is, at the present time, rather difficult to determine. ... The Grand-Dutchess had only had daughters.

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ISBN: IND:30000131392965

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The Stratford Festival Story

Frady , Roy : 250 ( Adam ( u ) , Lord to Frederick ( u ) , * ) ; 251 ( Bindo ( u ) , Maffio [ u ) , Silk Merchant ( u ) . * ) ; 252 ( Adam ( u ) , Envoy ( u ) , * ) ; 253 ( Bindo ( u ) , Maffio ( u ) , Silk Merchant ( u ) , * ) ...

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Author: J. A. B. Somerset

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015024891726

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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Somerset used the latest database techniques to create this comprehensive guide to the esteemed Stratford, Ontario (Shakespeare) Festival and its artists. This reference book features three exhaustive indexes: the Catalogue Index, for the Festival's productions, workshops, tours, and reviews; the Title Index, for specific plays; and the Name Index, for career profiles of all performers and production staff members. Somerset also introduces readers to the Festival Archives and to his own database, which is publicly available. This is a valuable book for theater critics, Festival patrons, and students of performance criticism, theater history, and Shakespeare.

Harper s Bazaar

She was governess of the royal thickly woven , but not all silk , is $ 2 50 , and stomach , and gives the increased size necessary children , and sister of Earl SPENCER . rest , though with the adults they maintained three - quarters of ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015035962839

Category: Celebrities

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The London Journal

here is to discover if , indeed , Lady Bianca .be or be not breeches , silk stockings , long ruffles , and shoes . ... as I have which ever seeks some ingenious tender reason to him paying marked attention to his daughter . heard my ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951000746315L

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Finding List of English Prose Fiction Including Juvenile Fiction in the Public Library of Detroit Michigan 1894

R258b BIANCA . E. Maturip .. M436b BIART , L. Adventures of a young natural . ist ... B486a3 The two friends . B48619 BIBLE lamps for little feet . ... The monk and the hangman's daughter . ... B548g5 The house of a merchant prince .

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Author: Detroit Public Library

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033680987

Category: American fiction

Page: 160

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The Youth s Companion

Daughter cold and lifeless on the spot where the friend of These semi - savages hold women in such respect they come ? that ... While lunching in a So I told her of " Casabianca , " The Lord was wi'llis ain ! the snake . mountain gorge ...

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Author: Nathaniel Willis

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924069348203

Category: Children's periodicals

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Includes music.

The Spectator

It is called Bianca ; or , the Bravo's Bride . The Paris Italian Opera flourishes at present . ... On the 16th of November , at Corfu , the Wife of H. Drummond Wolff , Esq . C.M.G. , of a daughter . On the 23d , at Chesterfield House ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007428159

Category: English literature

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A weekly review of politics, literature, theology, and art.

The Athen um

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama James Silk Buckingham, John Sterling, ... carry out his programme with befitting 33 , Cambridge - Terrace , W .; and at all the principal Musicsellers .

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Author: James Silk Buckingham

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:79233217

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