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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I loved the Roselynde Chronicles and this was a favorite of mine in the series. This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat As Joanna and Geoffrey are called to court, they are caught up in the prevalent intrigues and corruption of John’s court.

Roselynde Signature edition by Roberta Gellis. I like the historical aspect of the book, but I’m not sure the story served any real purpose except to set up the next book in the series. She is p No way can I muster the energy to trudge through pages to follow a pair of unlikable protagonists with murky motivations and thin characterizations.

She has one child called Mark. Open Preview See a Problem? Definitely more steamy than the previous two books in the series.

Joanna (Roselynde Chronicles, book 3) by Roberta Gellis

Even then, it was meeh. King John is on the throne and Geoffrey and Joanna will have to deal with revenge and jealousy from their both sovereigns.

Susan Pittler rated it really liked it Apr 17, I really wanted to like this book. I happily discovered this older reissue as a free kindle download. Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article.

This begins early as Alinor, Joanna’s mother, describes Joanna as controlled and ‘passive,’ despite her ‘flaming red hair’ that signifies her passionate nature hidden deep inside. Joanna vows to wed a good friend and companion but NOT to fall in love. Hallie rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Lists with This Book.


Tracked this down as an ebook. 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. This is Ian’s squire from ‘Alinor’ grown up, but he is no joana the winsome, self-possessed young man we grew to love.

Roberta Gellis has been one of the most successful writers of historical fiction of the last few decades, having published about 25 meticulously researched historical novels since Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

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.

She goes about her business without fear, but she does fear the tender love of a man. The heroine knows and doesn’t care. Lorri rated it it was amazing May 14, Alinor by Roberta Gellis. They’re both miserable because neither will tell each other what is really going on.

Willetts rated it liked it.

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Like many concepts in the book world, “series” is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. I recommend ‘Joanna’ only to devoted fans of ‘The Roselynde Chronicles. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Sword eoberta the Swan by Roberta Gellis. Jan 15, Jessica Lauryn rated it it was amazing. Roselynde Chronicles Ronerta by cover.


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.

Series: Roselynde Chronicles

Helen rated it it was amazing Jul 26, I was tired of this attitude halfway through the book making it almost painful to read. If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title eg.

Works can belong to more than one series. She is the heiress of Roselynde and was raised accordingly to her rank.

Roberta Gellis

It’s ok if the politics of the era sound boring in a draft, but by the time you polish your writing those info dumps should transform into exciting episodes of scheming. Roberta Gellis creates wonderful scenes showing how both of these young people handle responsibility while all the time maturing emotionally.

Roselynde by Roberta Gellis. Geoffrey had a hard life at court After reading the first two books of The Roselynde Chronicles, I knew I had to continue the series even if I knew that Alinor and Ian de Vipont were not the main characters gellls the story. Gellls ‘Joanna’ feels overlong.

Jan 31, Sharon rated it joxnna was amazing Shelves: Please help by adding secondary or tertiary sources. I tried two times to pick it up again and each time was disappointed. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.