Joanna By Roberta Gellis – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. A beautiful, iron-willed heiress to power, Joanna secretly burns with an explosive inner passion as wild and radiant as her flaming red hair. But her deepest. Roberta Leah Jacobs Gellis was an American writer of historical fiction, historical romance, and The Roselynde Chronicles[edit]. Roselynde; Alinor; Joanna; Gilliane; Rhiannon; Sybelle; Desiree.

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Joanna by Roberta Gellis. Jan 31, Sharon rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a strong theme throughout the story. Alinor Bonus features inside by Roberta Gellis. That was me, and how I wanted to do that to this book so many times. Second half of the story was a little slow for me but by then I was so hooked I hardly cared.

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The prices for this gellie paperback are a bit steep, but I shopped around and found one quite a bit less than listed here. View all 7 comments.

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Then, at the end, instead of us getting a glimpse of some kind of illuminating conversation, they’re just suddenly happy and everything is perfect. The “Common Knowledge” section now includes a “Series” field.

Many major writers of historical romance cite her as an important influence. This article’s lead section does not adequately summarize key points of its contents. The story takes us to fighting in Wales and Normandy as well as at sea. Helpers Imprinted 6jjmcgaffey 4GwynethM 3Conkie 2.

This gives us a protagonist who is often a recipient rather than an initiator of events and is frequently silent rather than taking part in discussions.

The historical facts are accurate but the portraits of some of the historical figures may drive people interested in history to the texts to discover the accuracy of the portrayals. Then, at the end, instead of us getting a glimpse of some kind of illuminating conversation, they’re just suddenly happy an In the 3rd book of the Roselynde series, we spend several years with Joanna and Geoffrey.

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Do not let the cheesy 70’s cover fool you; this is solid historical fiction and not a mindless bodice ripping romance. Joanna swears she will never allow herself to love the man she marries, to avoid being hurt as her mother I happily discovered this older reissue as a free kindle download. Didn’t feel like the complication was authentic.

Jun 27, Veronica Lindsey rated it it was amazing. If we knew that, then we could enjoy the events as stages along the road to plot resolution and fulfillment instead of just more pages to get through. Roselynde Chronicles Series by cover.

I loved the premise of this story, and watching heroine Joanna fall literally and unknowingly into the arms of hero Geoffrey.

Willetts rated it liked it. Aug 03, Morena rated it did not like it Shelves: Joanna is the daughter of Alinor of Roselynde and heiress to her mother’s great landholdings.

Joanna and Geoffrey are afraid to admit their feelings for each other, even as the attraction burns between them. Joanna was so frightened and managed to be brave and fell in love with Groffery at first sight sound – LOL. Tracked this down as an ebook. Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the “works” in question. Helen rated it it was amazing Jul 26, No way year old girl like Joanna would be that independent, sophisticated and mature to do all that stuff.

Series: Roselynde Chronicles

Desiree by Roberta Gellis. It takes places during medieval times in England, Wales and Normandy. I happily discovered this older reissue as a free kindle download. She has one child called Mark.

Joanna (Roselynde Chronicles, book 3) by Roberta Gellis

Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification eg. Lorri rated it it was amazing May 14, Jan 15, Jessica Lauryn rated it it was amazing. Roselynde Signature edition by Roberta Gellis.


It took h I really wanted to like this book. Robreta the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title eg. How do series work? This book was very frustrating for me, because all through the book about five yearsthe two are completely in love and totally at odds.

This article has multiple issues. The narrators voice was intrusive, explaining every little titbit and not just once but multiple times in case you didn’t get it the first Few other writing sins are more irritating than using characters to info-dump reader to death. Roberta Leah Jacobs Gellis 27 September[1] – 6 May [2] was robegta American writer of historical fiction, historical romanceand fantasy. I loved the Roselynde Chronicles and this was a favorite of mine in the series.

In the first two books in the series, Gellis was able to filter the chaotic history of the times through the needs of her protagonists to create plots with specific goals and logical ending points. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. View all 6 comments. No trivia or quizzes yet. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creationson the part of the author or publisher.

However, if you are a fan of historical fiction, particularly Medieval, with a good romance thrown into the package this is worth your while if you can get your hands on a copy.