Joanna Roberta Gellis
  • Title: Joanna
  • Author: Roberta Gellis
  • ISBN: 9780843936315
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Paperback
  • Joanna Roberta Gellis Joanna 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 emotions are tragically frozen by the cold
    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 emotions are tragically frozen by the cold fear of a man s tender love Caught in the dangerous intrigues of King John s court, the noblewoman comes face to face with Geoffrey, an irresistible knight.
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    About Roberta Gellis


    1. 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 1964 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 She has one child called Mark.Her page at the Internet Speculative Fiction DataBase


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    1. Do not let the cheesy 70 s cover fool you this is solid historical fiction and not a mindless bodice ripping romance Joanna is the daughter of Alinor of Roselynde and heiress to her mother s great landholdings Her mother and step father, Ian de Vipont want to betroth Joanna to Geoffrey Fitzwilliam who is the illegitimate son of King John s half brother William Salisbury As Joanna and Geoffrey are called to court, they are caught up in the prevalent intrigues and corruption of John s court King J [...]

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    2. Joanna is the third volume in Robert Gellis s beloved The Roselynde Chronicles The series was recently released in ebook format so I am enjoying the chance to revisit some old favorites See my reviews of Alinor and Gilliane Joanna is problematic for me Usually Gellis s accurate historical detail and events is her greatest strength, giving strong context for her characters actions and emotion and immersing the reader in another world in Joanna, however, context has trumped character, with the pro [...]

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    3. I made it to page 419 and had to give up For me the story just lost it s momentum I tried two times to pick it up again and each time was disappointed.

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    4. I loved the Roselynde Chronicles and this was a favorite of mine in the series Joanna was so frightened and managed to be brave and fell in love with Groffery at first sight sound LOL.

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    5. Very detailed historical background, but for my too longish and too little character development.No way 15 year old girl like Joanna would be that independent, sophisticated and mature to do all that stuff.

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    6. A love so rare it becomes the deadliest risk of all is a love that Joanna is afraid to experience In the time of King John before the Magna Carta, England seethed with uneasiness, uncertainty, cruel wars, and intrigues that fermented to the point of exploding Fifteen year old Joanna, Alinor s daughter and heiress to Roselynde is capable, intelligent, and can manage a castle well She controls servants and men at arms with fairness and firmness She manages accounts and metes out justice with autho [...]

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    7. 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 of the story.Joanna is the eldest daughter of Alinor and her first husband, Simon She is the heiress of Roselynde and was raised accordingly to her rank Joanna is young but of marriageable age and her parents want her betrothed to Geoffrey Fitzwilliam, the young son of William of Salisbury Geoffrey had a hard life at court as [...]

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    8. I really wanted to like this book Really, I did But up to page 300, I just quit I thought, maybe if I keep going I ll understand the purpose of this story and the charactersThat didn t happen It was frustrating You know that beginning scene in the film SilverLinings Playbook where Bradley Cooper s character throws a book outside a window That was me, and how I wanted to do that to this book so many times I couldn t take Geoffrey s actions, nope, nor did I understand Joanna s It took her a great [...]

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    9. In the 3rd book of the Roselynde series, we spend several years with Joanna and Geoffrey This book was very frustrating for me, because all through the book about five years , the two are completely in love and totally at odds They re both miserable because neither will tell each other what is really going on They re too busy trying to protect themselves and each other Then, at the end, instead of us getting a glimpse of some kind of illuminating conversation, they re just suddenly happy and eve [...]

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    10. I happily discovered this older reissue as a free kindle download There are several books in this Roselynde historical fiction series It takes places during medieval times in England, Wales and Normandy The story continues as the daughter of Elinor Joanna grows up during the reign of King John and Queen Isabella They are enemies to her going back to incidents in book 1 with her mother Joanna swears she will never allow herself to love the man she marries, to avoid being hurt as her mother was Th [...]

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    11. I loved the premise of this story, and watching heroine Joanna fall literally and unknowingly into the arms of hero Geoffrey Their chemisty is amazing and we re rooting that they ll get together from the very beginning Second half of the story was a little slow for me but by then I was so hooked I hardly cared.

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    12. I like both Joanna and Geoffrey as heroine and hero Geoffrey is probably one of the most likeable heroes in Gellis books The time is during the reign of King John 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.

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    13. Definitely steamy than the previous two books in the series It was fascinating to get a historical perspective regarding King John and the Magna Carta Roberta Gellis is amazing at providing a historical background for her characters Each marriage is different and offers insights into the relationship between men and women.

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    14. Tracked this down as an ebook It was a little disappointing because I have know the first book for about 20 years, so Iguess I was expecting of the younger characters Didn t feel like the complication was authentic.

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    15. Good historical romance Lots of detail On to book 4.

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