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Beschreibung bei Amazon Bertrice Small was a New York Times best-selling author whose books captured the minds of her readers. She was considered as an erotic romance writer long before that genre existed.

If you love romance novels, this is the author to go for! After that, she transferred to a secretarial school Katherine Gibbs and then got to work in advertising agencies as a secretary.

George Small was a photographer and a designer. They both lived together in Southold on eastern long island with a cockateil named Nicky and a cat called Deuteronomy.

Bertrice was passionate about her family and life. Bertrice was a proud mother of one son called Thomas and four grandchildren. Interestingly, Bertrice lived in eastern long island for thirty years. Regrettably, Bertrice died on the 24th day of February, in New York after a long illness. Her fiery passion in writing will be greatly missed by the many fans she touched and continues to inspire, in her writings. Bertrice inspired many with her work and ended up winning awards including Outstanding Historical Series, reviewers awards from Romantic Times, Best Historical Romance and Career achievement for Historical Fantasy.

Notably, Bertrice got a Lifetime Achievement award from Romantic Times magazine for contributing to the genre. They both want to marry their daughters to very rich men of notable distinction in the society. Unfortunately, their son implicates Pietro in an accident and it seems like their eldest daughter, Bianca should save the situation.

Pietro ends up being blackmailed by Sebastiano Rovere, who is a powerful man. Sadly,Bianca gets married to Rovere and the marriage proves to be a disaster. She ends up sad and tormented by Rovere. Her mother helps her to escape and she eventually seeks shelter in a villa at a seaside. The possibility of her opening up to love at last opens up with the death of Rovere. She ends up falling in love with Prince Amir, someone whom her society would never approve of.

Bertrice entices one with the passionate details about the two lovers, from different cultures, venturing to stick together despite it all.

The story continues with Pietro learning form his mistake in choosing the husband for Bianca. Now, all he wants is to give Francesca, his next oldest daughter, more freedom in choosing a husband to marry. Contrastingly, beautiful Francesca has no desire to marry, instead, she proceeds to drive her suitors away. However,Boscoco, the Duke of Terreno is seeking a wife for Rafaello,his heir.

He therefore invites possible brides for Rafaello and Francesca in one of those possible brides, who are intended to meet Rafaello. Pietro and his wife are happy about this news and think that Rafaello could be a good match for Francesca.

Yet Francesca is stubborn, she refuses to consider the possibility of going to meet Rafaello. Pietro is thus forced to make a promise to his daughter. He tells her that if Rafaello does not suit her, she may return home. The story gets more captivating as Bertrice takes one into the details of the meeting between Francesca and Rafaello. As fate would have it, Rafaello chooses Francesca as her bride and Francesca is shocked about it.

Feeling betrayed, Francesca gets mad and furiously flees away from home, into the woods and finally takes shelter at an inn. In an interesting twist of events, she is forced to work as a servant to earn money for survival.

Francesca has no idea what the gods have in store for her, for it is here that she meets a man that sweeps her off her feet. It is surely a book to look for as it is captivating and can brighten your day!

They were widely acclaimed as being one of the first modern classic romantic writers. Bertrice Small will inspire you, transport you to new worlds and brighten your day.

You can sit up with one of her books in one of those lazy afternoons and you cannot be dissapointed! She is bold, fierce and passionate. So are the characters she portrays in her books. Bertrice Small is a brilliant author and I strongly recommend her books. We recently conducted a poll among visitors and the Memory Man series was voted the 8th most favourite series by all readers.

If you ARE an avid reader of it then great news — a new book is coming out very soon!!! Pre-order now. Please Note The links beside each book title will take you to Amazon, who I feel are the best online retailer for books where you can read more about the book, or purchase it. Please note that as an Amazon Associate, I earn money from qualifying purchases. Recommendations Every 2 weeks we send out an e-mail with Book Recommendations. Insert your e-mail below to start getting these recommendations.

If you see one missing just send me an e-mail below. Then you need to read the Coffeehouse Mysteries. This series by Cleo Coyle has been going strong since and is still publishing highly rated books every year.

An excellent series to get you through the cold months. More details. However there is a lot more to Blake than just that series. He has written some of the best sci-fi books there is such as Dark Matter and Recursion. More Details. Did You Know… In her mid thirties Enid Blyton went through some crisis in her life which included the death of her father.

This troubled her emotionally and she began to show signs of instability. She started post marital affairs and in divorced her husband to marry Kenneth Fraser, a man she had met while she was still with her first husband. However she remained in her second marriage for the rest of her life.


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