Synopses & Reviews
In this sweeping new series of Renaissance Italy, Bertrice Small does it again with all the passion and historical splendor that has captured the imagination of her legion of fans
After her two elder sisters become the scandals of Florence, Lucianna Pietro dAngelo is in the difficult position of finding a wealthy man who will have her for his wife. She has little choice but to accept the proposal of an aging booksellera not entirely disagreeable union in which Lucianna comforts the dear man in his final years. When he passes away, she inherits his shop and, with it, a sizable fortune.
Lucianna is content with comfortable widowhooduntil Robert Minton, Earl of Lisle, visits her bookshop. The Englishman is not only dashing and handsomehes a trusted courtier of Henry VII.
The Pietro dAngelos 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 of which she never dreamed and rising in London society all the way to court of the new Tudor king.
Praise for Bianca
“Exquisite historical detail brings every moment vividly to life.”—Publishers Weekly
“Bertrice Small has long been a favorite among many erotic historical readers and I firmly believe shell hold the title of the ‘reigning queen for many years to come.”—Romance Junkies
Praise for Bertrice Small and her novels
“Ms. Small delights and thrills.”—Rendezvous
“[Her novels] tell an intriguing story, they are rich in detail, and they are all so very hard to put down.”—The Best Reviews
“Sweeps the ages with skill and finesse.”—Affaire de Coeur
“Smalls boldly sensual love story is certain to please her many devoted readers.”—Booklist
“[A] delight to all readers of historical fiction.”—Fresh Fiction
A sensual new Victorian romance from the New York Times bestselling author of The Irish Duke.
When Lady Harriet Hamilton and Viscount Thomas meet, Thomas finds her outspoken, and yet, quite a beauty. But Thomas is committed to restoring the family holdings, not chasing a wife. If only Harry wasn't making herself right at home...
Is it about the man… or the manor?
It’s love at first sight for Lady Harriet Hamilton—love with Thomas Anson’s ancestral home, that is. Thomas’s father, the Earl of Lichfield, has gambled away the family’s honor, and now it’s cost them everything at Shugborough Hall. The estate sale is shameful enough for Thomas without some little brat sneaking around his property, but vivacious Harry has caught him sneaking around as well…
When they meet again years later, neither Harry nor Viscount Anson has forgotten their encounter. While Thomas has grown into the exact opposite of his reprobate father, Harry is outspoken, audacious, and now, Thomas must admit, quite a beauty. But he’s committed to restoring the family holdings, not chasing after a wife. If only she wasn’t hurling herself against his principles—and having such a good time doing it…
About the Author
Virginia Henley is a New York Times bestselling author and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award. Her novels have been translated into fourteen languages. A grandmother of three, she lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, with her husband.