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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Roselynde Signature edition by Roberta Gellis. See my Goodreads reviews of ‘Alinor’ and ‘Gilliane.

Helen rated it it was amazing Jul 26, Geoffrey is probably one of the most likeable heroes in Gellis’ books. Her page at the Internet Speculative Roberta Gellis has been one of the most successful writers of historical gelis of the last few decades, having published about 25 meticulously researched historical novels since Lists with This Book. We spend too much time inside Joanna’s head with her ruminations.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The “Common Knowledge” section now includes a “Series” field. Gellis wrote books published under at least three pseudonyms.

They are enemies to her going back to incidents in book 1 with her mother. The time is during the reign of King John. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. The story takes us to fighting in Wales and Normandy as well as at sea. Roselynde by Roberta Gellis. Roselynde Chronicles Series by cover 1—8 of 11 next show all. This is Ian’s squire from ‘Alinor’ grown up, but he is no longer the winsome, self-possessed young man we grew to uoanna.


If you want to force a particular order, use the character to divide the number and the descriptor. Catshadow Pioneer rated it it was amazing May 01, Roberta Leah Jacobs Gellis 27 September[1] – 6 May [2] was an Gelli writer of historical fiction, historical romanceand fantasy.

Joanna by Roberta Gellis – FictionDB

Tracked this down as an ebook. Didn’t feel like the complication was authentic.

Aug 14, Susan Laine marked it as to-read Shelves: She is the heiress of Roselynde and was raised accordingly to her rank. Their tenacity, loyalty, and unfailing efforts to make a safe and better life for all make Joanna compelling.

Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. 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.

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Please discuss this issue on the article’s talk page. It is particularly unattractive in a work of popular fiction for a largely female readership.

March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Lots of detail On to book 4. Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article. Aug 20, Misfit rated it really liked it Shelves: All the same, it is a disturbing break in logic for Gellis to condemn King John as a lecherous beast then have Geoffrey engage in essentially the same behavior.


As Joanna and Geoffrey are called to court, they are caught up in the prevalent intrigues and corruption of John’s court. 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. Roselynde Chronicles Series by cover.

They have many ups and downs and misunderstandings and separations as John battles the Welsh, infuriates his barons into rebellion, his attempts to recapture Normandy to the signing of the Magna Carta.

Series: Roselynde Chronicles

Nonetheless, it is still an interesting read mostly because of the rich historical background also present in the two previous books of the series. My main problem with this book were the misunderstandings between Joanna and Geoffrey. Lorri rated it it was amazing May 14, Roberfa Queen decides to go after the couple because