Author: Roberta Gellis

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Desiree - Roselynde Chronicles, Book Seven

Desiree
  • Number: 9781419940095
  • Release: 2012-06-07
  • Author: Roberta Gellis
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Marriage saved her from a tyrant…and kept her from the man she loved.

In order to protect herself from a ruthless suitor, Desiree of Exceat married the aged Frewyn of Polegate, sacrificing passion in favor of platonic companionship. But three years later Frewyn is struck with an apoplectic attack, leaving him partially paralyzed. When France threatens to invade England, Desiree has no choice but to beg for help.

Assistance comes from Sir Alexandre Baudoin, the sheriff of Sussex’s nephew, who is assigned to be the castellan of Desiree’s land. Frewyn warmly invites him into his home, unaware of Sir Alex’s burgeoning desire for Desiree. Torn between the two men, Desiree is desperate for any distraction…until Sir Alex’s brother arrives, armed with a plan to murder the sheriff—and return Desiree to the man from whom she escaped!

Blush sensuality level: This is a suggestive romance (love scenes are not graphic). Book Length: Super Plus Novel


A Woman's Estate - Book 5 in the Heiress series.

A Woman's Estate
  • Number: 9781419921315
  • Release: 2011-03-23
  • Author: Roberta Gellis
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Sweet
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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A Blush Mainstream Romance

Abigail Lydden, widow of Francis, Lord Lydden, left America for England in the middle of the war of 1812 because her husband’s father had died and her son was now heir to an earldom. Sir Arthur St. Eyre was also taken by surprise by Lord Lydden’s death, finding himself executor of the earl’s estate. Sir Arthur and Lady Lydden are thrown together and find it an attractive association, which becomes more and more intense when Victor’s and Abigail’s lives are threatened.

But those threats are not the only problems. Sir Arthur is a Member of Parliament and eager for a British victory in America. Although British by birth, Abigail’s sympathies are mainly with “poor little America”, as a victim of Britain’s armed power. The heat of contention only adds to the heat of attraction, but can Sir Arthur allow Abigail the independence she needs—and can he forgive her when he discovers she has committed treason?

Accusation and enlightenment explode family ties, leaving Arthur and Abigail to reorder their lives… if they can.

Publisher’s Note: This book was originally published elsewhere in 1984.


Rhiannon - The Roselynde Chronicles Book Five

Rhiannon
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781419931949
  • Release: 2011-05-19
  • Author: Roberta Gellis
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Possessing an unusual combination of shyness and wildness, Rhiannon is the raven-haired daughter of a Welsh prince. Notorious for loving and leaving the most beautiful women in the realm, Simon is the handsome nobleman and youngest son of Lady Alinor of Roselynde.

When the two meet, romance sparks and burns into a love so strong that it endures battles, betrayals and their own fiery passions. While rebellion rages across medieval England and divided loyalties claim their hearts, they risk everything for eternal love.

Publisher’s Note: Previously published elsewhere. 


Sybelle - The Roselynde Chronicles Book Six

Sybelle
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781419931987
  • Release: 2011-06-16
  • Author: Roberta Gellis
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Sybelle, youngest heiress to the magnificent Roselynde dynasty, continues the story of power and wealth in a land torn by the threat of Civil War. The time has come for the tempestuous amber-eyed heroine to select a husband. But, an independent and powerful woman, she will not relinquish her pride, influence, and unusually extensive dowry to the will of just any suitor…until she meets Walter de Clare, the rugged, handsome knight who dares to rebel against King Henry III.

Neither the devastation of battle nor nasty court tangles are able to destroy two free spirits whose love is so fiercely determined to survive.

Publisher’s Note: Originally published elsewhere. 


A Tapestry of Dreams

A Tapestry of Dreams
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781402254987
  • Release: 2011-05-01
  • Author: Roberta Gellis
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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In the name of peace, Lady Audris locked away her dreams of a passionate love, until Hugh Licorne, the only man in England strong enough to defend her from her enemies, claimed her as his own.


Gilliane - Roselynde Chronicles Book Four.

Gilliane
  • Number: 9781419931819
  • Release: 2011-04-14
  • Author: Roberta Gellis
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Fate made them enemies…

Temptation made them passionate lovers.

An exquisite beauty trapped in a deadly game of political intrigue, Gilliane is an innocent pawn of the ruthless, power-hungry barons swarming around her. Forced to marry a man she abhors, she soon becomes the helpless prisoner—and dazzling prize—of her husband’s most dangerous foe, Adam Lemagne—only to surrender her heart to her handsome captor. In a breathtaking tale of forbidden desire and smoldering temptation, the star-crossed lovers must survive pain and peril in their stormy quest for love.

Publisher’s Note: Previously published elsewhere. 


Joanna - The Roselynde Chronicles, Book Three

Joanna
  • Number: 9781419931703
  • Release: 2011-03-23
  • Author: Roberta Gellis
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Sweet
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Among the deceit and danger in tumultuous medieval England there exists an innocent, hungry love—a love so rare it becomes the deadliest risk of all.

The beautiful Joanna, Alinor’s iron-willed daughter, is heiress to the Roselynde estate and a power so incredibly strong that mighty kings are enraged with jealousy. Secretly, Joanna burns with an explosive inner passion as wild and radiant as her flaming red hair. But her deepest emotions are sadly suppressed by the devastating fear of a man’s tender love.

Bound by the violent lusts and dangerous trappings of King John’s decadent court, she defies every outward obstacle—only to come face-to-face with the terror in her own heart. Caught between an unyielding pride and a consuming desire for the sensuous and handsome Geoffrey Fitzwilliam, Joanna struggles to avoid surrendering herself to the irresistible fires raging within her.

Publisher’s Note: This story was previously published elsewhere. 


Winter Song - Second in the Royal Dynasty series.

Winter Song
  • Number: 9781419921237
  • Release: 2009-10-22
  • Author: Roberta Gellis
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Book Length: Super Plus Novel

Alys of Marlow was a simple knight’s daughter, Raymond d’Aix was of the high nobility. But Alys and Raymond had fallen deep in love when Raymond was in England, and Alys’ dowry was large enough to make Alys acceptable to Raymond’s father. But in taking hold of that dowry, Alys makes a deadly enemy.

Worse, Raymond’s mother is not pacified by the rich dowry. Lady Jeannette resolves to make Raymond hate Alys and control him herself. She causes a violent quarrel between Raymond and Alys just at the time Raymond must go off to deal with his father’s vassals.

At that critical moment comes the news that Raymond’s grandfather is dead. Raymond’s father must hurry to the court of Louis of France to save Aix from a harsh overlord and Alys must somehow get her hysterical mother-by-marriage and sisters-by-marriage to the capital of Provence to attend Raymond-Berenger’s funeral. Alys gets caught up in an attempt to abduct the heiress of Provence, and Raymond must rescue Alys from an unassailable fortress.

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published elsewhere. 


A Silver Mirror

A Silver Mirror
  • Number: 9781419921766
  • Release: 2010-01-14
  • Author: Roberta Gellis
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Alphonse d’Aix gave his tourney prize of a silver mirror to a lonely little girl. Since her affairs were also left by her father in Alphonse’s hands, Barbara was quite sure he was the man chosen to be her husband. Alphonse was too kind to laugh at an awkward, unhappy thirteen-year-old, but he made it clear that she was not his chosen.

By the time Barbara returned to France, fleeing the unwanted attentions of Guy de Montfort, Alphonse had long regretted his refusal. His immediate proposal of marriage is swiftly accepted. Barbara had hidden her pain but never recovered from her first love. Still, thinking about Aphonse’s past life, Barbara decides a semblance of coldness will be necessary to hold his attention.

However, Guy de Montfort had not forgotten Barbara’s refusal, and was determined out of spite to have her, even if it meant killing Alphonse. But Guy’s attacks drive Barbara and Alphonse into the hands of the rebellious Welsh, and amid the tension and terror of freeing Prince Edward from de Montfort’s prison, their true love is exposed.

Publisher’s Note: Previously published elsewhere in 1989.


The Cornish Heiress - Book 2 in the Heiress series.

The Cornish Heiress
  • Number: 9781419921001
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Roberta Gellis
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Megaera’s father sold her in marriage at fifteen to Edward Devoran. Edward’s extravagance mortgaged her estates and induced him to join a band of smugglers. Meg paid the interest by selling her jewels and when they were gone—Edward was gone too, murdered by his partner Black Bart. Meg became the smuggler Red Meg, took Edward’s place and Edward’s profits and kept paying her mortgages.

Philip St. Eyre wanted to fight Napoleon. Raised as a Frenchman and able to pass as French, he was the perfect spy and had a way to reach France through his father’s old friend, the smuggler Pierre. Thus Philip met Red Meg and fell in love.

Meg thought Philip was Pierre’s by-blow, Philip thought Meg was a common smuggler. To both gently born lovers the match was impossible. Until Black Bart tried to murder Meg, and Philip had to take her to France where her handiness with a pistol saved his life and his mission and exposed all their secrets.

Publisher Note: The book was previously published elsewhere in 1981. 


The Kent Heiress - Book 5 in the Heiress series.

The Kent Heiress
  • Number: 9781419921117
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Roberta Gellis
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Sabina thought she loved Lord Elvan until his blatant infidelities turned her heart to stone. Perce thought Sabina was just his friend Philip’s little sister—until she fell in love with Elvan and he realized he wanted her for himself. It was too late for both when they met again at a ball in St. Petersburg and passion flared between them.

Neither Perce nor Sabrina wanted a life of hiding and cheating. But women who divorced their husbands—no matter the reason—could never marry again nor be received in polite society. Sabrina’s politically powerful uncle hoped to blackmail Elvan into agreeing to an annulment but Elvan insisted Sabrina accompany him on one more diplomatic mission. In Portugal Elvan indulged himself in another affaire…but this woman had an insanely jealous husband. Not content with his revenge on Elvan and his wife, Dom Jose intended to kill Sabrina for not controlling her husband.

When Perce returned to England and learned Sabrina had gone to Portugal with Elvan, he set out at once to protect her—and arrived just in time to become another target for Dom Jose.

Publisher’s Note: This story was originally published elsewhere in 1982. 


Fortune's Bride - Book 4 in the Heiress series.

Fortune's Bride
  • Number: 9781419921209
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Roberta Gellis
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Robert Moreton loved his life and duty in the army, it was all he ever wanted. He was happy to be sent to Portugal…until he came across Esmeralda Talbot, shipwrecked in a small Portuguese village and in danger of being forced to marry the headman’s son. Robert rescued Esmeralda, intending to send her immediately to England. Only there was no way he could do so, and to save her reputation from ruin, he married her.

Esmeralda could not believe her luck. She had been in love with Robert since years before when he had danced with her at the Governor’s ball in India. Married to her dream! Now all she had to do was keep him from fulfilling his promise to annul the marriage.
Robert knew life was brighter and better than it had ever been before—but he had no idea why. Esmeralda did not dare hint at her passion for him, lest her too-honorable husband send her to England. How was she ever to get Robert to realize he was in love and wanted to keep her beside him forever?

Publisher’s Note: This book was originally published elsewhere in 1983. 


Alinor - Roselynde Chronicles, Book Two

Alinor
  • Number: B004NBYBG6
  • Release: 2011-02-04
  • Author: Roberta Gellis
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Sweet
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Blush sensuality level: This is a sweet romance (kisses only, no sexual content).

Now alone, despite her exquisite beauty, Lady Alinor is physically and emotionally deprived of love-until her amorous desires are stirred by the dark, sensuous Lord Ian de Vipont. Trapped in a maze of treacherous power plays and volatile liaisons, she is irresistibly swept into an intoxicating passion for a man whose forbidden love promises only pain and peril. A strong-willed woman desperate in her quest for love, Alinor will not heed even the most torturous obstacles in her path.

From the brutal battlegrounds of France to the rich pageantry of English courts, Alinor's turbulent adventures and romantic passions weave a breathtaking tale of danger and desire.


Roselynde - Roselynde Chronicles, Book One

Roselynde
  • Number: 9781419931536
  • Release: 2011-01-05
  • Author: Roberta Gellis
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Sweet
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Blush: This is a suggestive romance (loves scenes are not graphic).

Alinor Devaux is beautiful and very rich. She is also an orphan, but her grandparents had not left her defenseless. She has been trained to manage her estates and to rule her vassals. But then the old king dies and Alinor becomes the ward of Richard Coeur de Lion. Alinor knows that her safety and the well-being of her precious lands rest on her ability to make her warden, Sir Simon Lemagne, her willing slave.

Sir Simon has known many women, but never one like Alinor. He is an easy victim. But Alinor tumbles into love. Soon Sir Simon is the only man she will take as a husband. But Simon is no suitable match—he is poor and has no political power. The king would make no profit by permitting Simon to marry Alinor. In their struggle to be united despite the obstacles in their path, Lady Alinor and Sir Simon are swept from the Royal Court in England into King Richard’s Crusade, through the king’s conquest of Cyprus and into the Holy Land. They endure bloody battles and heartrending separations before Simon convinces King Richard to allow their love fruition in marriage.

Publisher’s Note: Previously published elsewhere. 


The Mammoth Book of Irish Romance

The Mammoth Book of Irish Romance
  • Number: 9780762438310
  • Release: 2010-02-09
  • Authors: Patricia Rice, Claire DeLacroix, Helen Scott Taylor, Roberta Gellis, Susan Krinard, Penelope Neri
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Running Press
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An enthralling collection of romantic tales set amidst beautiful Ireland’s lush ancient landscapes: pre-Christian ruins, green hills, rugged cliffs, and pounding Atlantic surf. These stories?by writers such as Roberta Gellis, Bertice Small, Jennifer Ashley, Claire Delacroix, and Mary Jo Putney?honor Ireland’s rich heritage as a land of poets, magic, and mystery. The publication will be just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.


Fire Song - Book 3 in the Royal Dynasty series.

Fire Song
  • Number: B003AT11EC
  • Release: 2009-11-01
  • Author: Roberta Gellis
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Blush:  This is a sensual romance (may have explicit love scenes, but not erotic level)

Third in the Royal Dynasty series.
 
Fenice d’Aix and Aubery of Ilmer both had unhappy first marriages. Both had guilty secrets related to those marriages, but each found in the other what had been lacking in their first union. Each longed for the passionate love offered by their new partners. Nonetheless, neither dared expose their hidden secrets lest they lose everything.

The hidden deceptions make Aubery’s political duties more hazardous. Having failed twice in his attempts to kill Aubery, an old enemy decides to violate and then murder Fenice as his only fit revenge. Fenice’s abduction makes truth a necessity between Fenice and Aubery. But it is not until he loses Fenice that Aubery’s pride bends enough to allow him to declare his love…almost too late.

Publisher’s Note:  This book was previously published in 1984.


Siren Song - First in the Royal Dynasty series.

Siren Song
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419921421
  • Release: 2009-09-10
  • Author: Roberta Gellis
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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A Blush Mainstream Romance
 
Book Length: Super Plus Novel
 
William of Marlowe and Elizabeth of Hurley loved each other from childhood and swore to marry no other. Their fathers had more practical and profitable intentions. William was told Elizabeth had gone to Ilmer to be married to Mauger and in his pain and rage took Mary of Bix to wife. Elizabeth, who had withstood starvation and beatings, yielded at last when a priest swore to her William had married Mary. But Mauger had taken Elizabeth for more than her moderate dowry. Soon her brothers were both dead and Elizabeth was heir to her father’s lands.
 
When Elizabeth’s father died, Mauger moved his family to Hurley. And when he saw the rich lands of Marlowe across the river, he decided to marry his son to William’s daughter, be rid of William, and have Marlowe too. William should have seen through Mauger’s false front, but his heart and mind were paralyzed by the horrible thought of Elizabeth in Mauger’s arms. And he nearly, so nearly, also became Mauger’s victim.
 
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published in 1980.


The English Heiress - Book Length: Super Plus Novel

The English Heiress
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419920899
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Roberta Gellis
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Leonie de Conyers’ life had been destroyed by the French Revolution. Her mother and brother died in the prison where she had been raped and starved for no greater crime than her father’s title. And her father died in an escape engineered by a stranger who claimed he had come to bring her to England where she would inherit the property and wealth of an uncle. Did Leonie dare to believe in such altruism?

Roger St. Eyre’s life had been destroyed by the girl he fell passionately in love with. Solange did not love him; she was selfish and vicious and extravagant. By the time she died, Roger felt dead himself. Perhaps he was hoping for the peace death brings when he set out to wrest his old friend Henry de Conyers from the murderous grip of the French Revolution.

Instead, Roger and Leonie found love and reasons to live—if they could escape exposure to the revolutionary fanatics and their favorite toy, the guillotine.

Publisher Note: This book was originally published elsewhere in 1979.


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