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 – FictionDB

No way can I muster the energy to trudge roberga pages to follow a pair of unlikable protagonists with murky motivations and thin characterizations. By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. This book was very frustrating for me, because all through the book about five yearsthe two are completely in love and totally at odds.

Claire rated it liked it Mar 02, Stephanie Nelson rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Nonetheless, it is still an interesting read mostly rberta of the rich historical background also present in the two previous books of the series.

Series: Roselynde Chronicles

Open Preview See a Problem? Joanna by Roberta Gellis. Alinor tellis Roberta Gellis. 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.


She does not want to suffer like her mother and her friend Ela do when their much-loved husbands go to war. It took her a great chunk of the book to realize she loved him.

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. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

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. 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.

Aug 20, Misfit rated it really liked it Shelves: Susan Martin rated it liked it Jun 30, 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. Lists with This Book. Joanna is young but of marriageable age and her parents want her betrothed to Geoffrey Fitzwilliam, the young son of William of Salisbury.

Roberta Gellis – Wikipedia

This is a strong theme throughout the story. The men who ride with Joanna as she tends to business at all the family holdings, have a high regard for her and protect her at all cost. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creationson the part of the author or publisher.


This article has gelis issues. The big mutt Henry was cute but that was about it.

View all 3 comments. It was a little disappointing because I have know the first book for about 20 years, so Iguess I was expecting more of the younger characters. Gilliane by Roberta Gellis. It was fascinating to get a historical perspective regarding King John and the Magna Carta. Quite disappointing when I read Roselynde and Alinor in one sitting and was eager for more.

Roberta Gellis

Many major writers of historical romance cite her as an important influence. My main problem with this noanna were the misunderstandings between Joanna and Geoffrey. King John is on the throne and Geoffrey and Joanna will have to deal with revenge and jealousy from their both sovereigns.

I made it to page and had to give up. Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such see Wikipedia: It’s ok if the politics of the roberrta sound boring in a draft, but by the time you polish your writing those info dumps should transform into exciting episodes of scheming. All it does is make me dislike him.

Lots of detail On to book 4.