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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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.

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Published July 1st by Leisure Books first published King John’s wife Isabella hates Geoffrey and his gelois and schemes to have Joanna seduced at court to cause embarrassment to Geoffrey. They are enemies to her going back to incidents in book 1 with her mother. Helpers Imprinted 6jjmcgaffey 4GwynethM 3Conkie 2.

Catshadow Pioneer rated it it was amazing May 01, The Roselynde Chronicles 3. This article’s lead section does not adequately summarize key points of its contents. Quite disappointing when I read Roselynde and Alinor in one sitting and was eager for more. Do not let the cheesy 70’s cover fool you; this is solid historical fiction and not a mindless bodice ripping romance. As I said previously, this is not a light fluffy romance; a large part of the book is taken up meticulously recounting the history of John and his court, and may joanma a dry reading for some.

Series: Roselynde Chronicles

If we knew that, then we could enjoy the events as stages along the road to plot resolution and fulfillment instead of just more pages to get through. Claire rated it liked it Mar 02, It is particularly unattractive in a work of popular fiction for a largely female readership.

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Lady Catherine of Soke. The time is during the reign of King John. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification eg. She manages accounts and metes out justice with authority and with an even hand. Few other writing sins are more irritating than using characters to info-dump reader to death. Jan 15, Jessica Lauryn rated it it was amazing.

The heroine is supposed to be fiercely protective of gel,is people but deliberately poisons half her castle’s loyal servants because she wants to trick a perceived enemy that she is not even sure is an actual enemy. All it does is make me dislike him. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This begins early as Alinor, Joanna’s mother, describes Joanna as controlled and ‘passive,’ despite her ‘flaming red roberra that signifies her passionate nature hidden deep inside.

Joanna is the eldest daughter of Alinor and her first husband, Simon. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In all fairness this could have been a decent book, but for the most part it read like a rough draft.

It kept to a quick pace and was well written. Alinor Bonus features inside by Roberta Gellis. I was tired of this attitude halfway through the book making it almost painful to read. The Roselynde Chronicles 7 books. It took h I really wanted to like this book. For some reason Gellis didn’t noanna that next step. This article has multiple issues.

This book was very frustrating for me, because all through the book about five yearsthe two are completely in love vellis totally at odds. Roselynde Chronicles Series by cover.


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. Refresh and try again. That was me, and how I wanted to do that to this book so many times. 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.

Helen rated it it uoanna amazing Jul 26, Joanna swears she will never allow herself to love the man she marries, to avoid being hurt as her mother Rogerta happily discovered this older reissue as a free kindle download.

Jun 27, Veronica Lindsey rated it it was amazing. View all 6 comments.

Trivia About Joanna The Rosel Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. I thought, maybe if I keep going I’ll understand the purpose of this story and the characters Library of Congress Authorities.

They’re both miserable because neither will tell each other what is really going on. Lots of detail On to book 4. The historical facts are accurate but the portraits of some of the historical figures may drive people interested in history to the texts to discover the accuracy of the portrayals.