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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Though it is roughly the same length as ‘Alinor,’ and only slightly longer than ‘Roselynde,’ the characters slog through an interminable series of events without any real goal in sight. This is Ian’s squire from ‘Alinor’ grown up, but he is no longer the winsome, self-possessed young man we grew to love.

Joanna (Roselynde Chronicles, book 3) by Roberta Gellis

Joanna is young but of marriageable age and her parents want her betrothed to Geoffrey Fitzwilliam, the young son of William of Salisbury. For some reason Gellis didn’t take that next step.

She was married to her husband Charles for over 50 years and they lived together in Lafayette, Indiana with a lively Lakeland terrier called Taffy. Library of Congress Authorities. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification eg. This article has multiple issues.


For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere “lists” of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. It took h I really wanted to like this book. This article’s lead section does not adequately summarize gellix points of its contents.

Roberta Gellis – Wikipedia

View all 7 comments. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. We spend too much time inside Joanna’s head with her ruminations. K Do not let the cheesy 70’s cover fool you; this is solid historical fiction and not a mindless bodice ripping romance. Jackie rated it it was amazing Apr 28, 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.

Related events Nineteen Year Winter. Few other writing sins are more robetta than using characters to info-dump reader to death. Roberra my Goodreads reviews of ‘Alinor’ and ‘Gilliane.

She manages rroberta and metes out justice with authority and with an even hand. Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of jonna article. Related publisher series Ellora’s Cave Blush. Though we are assured Geoffrey loves Joanna, he spends every night whoring, Gellis saying he does it out of frustrated desire during their lengthy betrothal.

The Roselynde Chronicles 3. She controls servants and men-at-arms with fairness and firmness. She is pleased that he can still pant after her after a night of whoring.


Roberta Gellis

Many major writers of joannna romance cite her as an important influence. Apr 14, Vanessa. Willetts rated it liked it. Like many concepts in the book world, “series” is a somewhat fluid and contested notion.

In all fairness this could have been a decent book, but for the most part it read like a rough draft. Aug 20, Misfit rated it really liked it Shelves: The length of the book needed to be cut, it just felt like endless circles.

The Sword and the Swan by Roberta Gellis. Susan Pittler rated it really liked robegta Apr 17, When it seems he will finally succeed Brian, the BIG dog, comes along and plays havoc with the plan a delightful bit of comic relief.

All the same, it is a disturbing break in logic for Gellis to condemn King John as a lecherous beast then have Gelli engage in essentially the same behavior.

In the time of King John before the Magna Carta, England seethed with uneasiness, uncertainty, cruel wars, and intrigues that fermented to the point of exploding.