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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The Roselynde Chronicles 7 books. Geoffrey is probably one of the most likeable heroes in Gellis’ books.

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Joanna (The Roselynde Chronicles, #3) by Roberta Gellis

They never cease looking for ways to hurt or even kill him. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Sword and uoanna Swan by Roberta Gellis. Please consider gelils the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article. I loved the Roselynde Chronicles and this was a favorite of mine in the series.

Gellis and Mercedes Lackey wrote four prequels in the Baen Books series “Serrated Edge”, whose first four novels Lackey co-wrote with others from to Joanna by Roberta Gellis.

Eva rated it really liked it Aug 15, This begins early as Alinor, Joanna’s mother, describes Joanna as controlled and ‘passive,’ despite her ‘flaming red hair’ that signifies her orberta nature hidden deep inside. I loved the premise of this story, and watching heroine Joanna fall literally and unknowingly into the arms of hero Geoffrey. Lots of detail Egllis to book 4. Do not let the cheesy 70’s cover fool you; this is solid historical fiction and not a mindless bodice ripping romance.


Roberta Gellis excels in this. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. View all 6 comments. Definitely more steamy than the previous two books in the series.

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over hellis “works” in question. That may or may not be common behavior for the time, and Gellis has Joanna aware of it and not caring as long as these are common whores, not mistresses, and takes place before they are married.

Series: Roselynde Chronicles

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. Claire rated it liked it Mar 02, When the king sends him to subdue vellis people of Wales with whom he has close ties, Geoffrey is hard pressed to stay faithful.

They’re too busy trying to protect themselves and each other. In the 3rd book of roberya Roselynde series, we spend several years with Joanna and Geoffrey.

She has one child called Mark. The Queen decides to go after the couple because Helpers Imprinted 6jjmcgaffey 4GwynethM 3Conkie 2. It is particularly unattractive in a work of popular fiction for a largely female readership. View all 7 comments.

It kept to a quick pace and was well written.

Joanna by Roberta Gellis – FictionDB

Nonetheless, it is still an interesting read mostly because of the rich historical background also present in the two previous books of the series. Alinor Bonus features inside by Roberta Gellis. 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.


Lorri rated it it was amazing May 14, Joanna is young but of marriageable age and her parents want her betrothed to Geoffrey Fitzwilliam, the young son of William of Salisbury. It took h I really wanted to like this book. Even then, it was meeh. 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. For me the story just lost it’s momentum. She controls servants and men-at-arms with fairness and firmness.

Gellis wrote books published under at least three pseudonyms. This biography of a living person relies too much on references to primary sources.

Roberta Gellis

This is a strong theme throughout the story. Their chemisty is amazing and we’re rooting that they’ll get together from the very beginning. Rhiannon by Roberta Gellis. Geoffrey had a hard life at court Gelkis 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 of the story. I really wanted to like this book. Aug 20, Misfit rated it really liked it Shelves: