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eBook Alinor download

by Roberta Gellis

eBook Alinor download ISBN: 0600304140
Author: Roberta Gellis
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd (April 27, 1979)
Language: English
Pages: 560
ePub: 1203 kb
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Rating: 4.6
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Alinor Roberta Gellis Roselynde Chronicles, Book Two Now alone, despite her exquisite beauty, Lady Alinor is physically and emotionally deprived of love-until her amorous desires are.

Alinor Roberta Gellis Roselynde Chronicles, Book Two Now alone, despite her exquisite beauty, Lady Alinor is physically and emotionally deprived of love-until her amorous desires ar. Roselynde Chronicles, Book Two. 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.

Roberta Gellis p from the field. When FitzWalter and de Quincy followed soon after, stripped of both swords and shields, it was apparent to her that her plan had worked. Relief from fear should have brought her joy; the king's barely controlled chagrin should have given her pleasure; instead the only emotion that seemed to remain within her was rage. That emotion had its benefits.

Alinor,' book two of Roberta Gellis's 'The Roselynde Chronicles' receives my highest recommendation. Gellis reunites us with the headstrong Lady Alinor Lemange, recently widowed by the passing of her husband Simon

Alinor,' book two of Roberta Gellis's 'The Roselynde Chronicles' receives my highest recommendation. Jul 22, 2009 Barb rated it liked it. Shelves: genet, read-in-2009, richard-vs-john, series-trilogy. Gellis reunites us with the headstrong Lady Alinor Lemange, recently widowed by the passing of her husband Simon. Alone Lady Alinor finds herself once again vulnerable to the This is the second novel in the Roselynde series by Roberta Gellis. If you are a fan of historical fiction don't let the fact that this book was published by Harlequin scare you off. This is a well written work of historical fiction.

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Read Alinor, by Roberta Gellis online on Bookmate – Blush sensuality level: This is a sweet romance . A strong-willed woman desperate in her quest for love, Alinor will not heed even the most torturous obstacles in her path

Read Alinor, by Roberta Gellis online on Bookmate – Blush sensuality level: This is a sweet romance (kisses only, no sexual content). 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. Publisher’s Note: Previously published elsewhere. Romance Fiction Historical Romance.

Roberta Leah Jacobs Gellis (27 September 1927 - 6 May 2016) was an American writer of historical fiction, historical romance, and fantasy. She held master's degrees in both biochemistry and medieval literature. Many major writers of historical romance cite her as an important influence. She has collaborated with Mercedes Lackey on historical-fantasy fiction.

While Alinor described what Gilliane should look for and the best relationship among quantities of barley, wheat, oats, and rye and how she might consider rearranging things if a good balance was not achieved, Adam regained control of his temper. He had never suspected a quarrel between Gilliane and his mother, nor had he thought Alinor had worked Gilliane too hard. Gilliane’s desire to return to Tarring had seemed part and parcel of her suspicion that he wanted her lands. Now, again, he was trapped.

Comments: (7)
Tto
Gellis wrote the best medieval women's fiction ever, in my opinion. It's hard to balance fidelity to life in the 13th century with the sensibilities of modern readers - who want to read about filth and fleas? I think Gellis did a good job in all her books of alluding to reality without making it really unpleasant for the reader. I also always appreciated her focus on politics and how good she was at weaving her characters into history in a believable fashion. I was so sorry when trends in publishing ceased supporting her work.

In this book, Alinor, whom we have met before in Roselynde, enters a new chapter in her life, In this volume, we see her, now a matron with children and in need of protection from the king she insulted, develop a new marital relationship. To me, Alinor began a series of books that show a new level of competence in Gellis' writing (over Roselynde, Bond of Blood and other earlier works).
Yllk
I've bought the kindle edition of this book to replace my ancient paperback edition. Roberta Gellis is a master of the historical romance genre and I've read and reread the novels in her Roselynde Chronicle series since the 1980's. They never get old. She inserts her characters in with historic figures to bring them to life with factual accuracy unmatched by most fiction authors. She humanizes people we learned about in high school history and pulls us into their lives and political intrigues. No one will ever regret reading the books in this series, but I do recommend reading them in order starting with the Sword and the Swan which is about Alinor's grandfather.
heart of sky
Reading 'Alinor' again after some ten years reminds me how very good Roberta Gellis's work can be.

'Alinor' is the second book in Gellis's medieval 'The Roselynde Chronicles.' Recently widowed, Alinor, Lady of Roselynde is besieged by problems on all sides, not least of which is King John's lethal enmity. Ian Lord Vipont, Simon's former squire, now a power in the land, offers Alinor a solution: marry him. Each believes the other is marrying for expediency. Can they discover their love for each other before war, politics and deadly threats separate them forever?

Gellis's works are more accurately called 'historical fiction' than 'historical romance.' A biographical note says she began writing historical fiction after being disgusted by the historical inaccuracies in popular fiction of the time. While the working out of the relationship between the protagonists is central to the story, it is played out against and amidst historical events and a network of family relationships.

Gellis's medieval works are chock full of the details of everyday life in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Want to know what people ate, how they dressed, how a jousting lance was held or how a squire was trained for knighthood? You'll find out here, the details skillfully worked into the story as a rich tapestry to create a living world rather than as information dumps. As an example, Gellis's description of a jousting tournament is the most detailed and gripping I have ever read.

If you enjoy being immersed in a long ago period, you'll likely enjoy 'Alinor' and the other volumes in 'The Roselynde Chronicles.' If you prefer more of a costume drama, meaning modern-seeming characters and situations with a few horses and 'my lord's for color, these books be too detailed for you.

Even better is Gellis's ability to get inside the thoughts and emotions of her characters. This means the emotional conflicts between Alinor and Ian make sense. Rather than the usual romantic convention of a silly (and often selfish) dispute between lovers that could be solved if only they'd spend five minutes in conversation, these conflicts grow out the weaknesses, vulnerabilities and psychology of real emotion. They draw the reader into the story because they are so relatable.

For example: the supremely confident and always in control Alinor finds herself uncertain and unconfident in her dealings with Ian, leading to complex misunderstandings and even a separation. Gellis supports these events by showing that as happy and successful as Alinor's first marriage had been, because of their age difference, 'there was as much of father and daughter between us as of husband and wife...I love you, Ian, as a young woman loves a young man--and for me it is the first time of such loving.' Love makes fools of us all, even masterful Alinor.

In another passage, Ian watches his squire imitate Ian in carrying out the duties of a good knight and master, in turn instructing his youngest squire. Ian reflects on men 'imitating and imagining, we imagine ourselves into manhood.' There is a touching authenticity and understanding of the human psyche here that makes these characters more than paper dolls in armor.

'Alinor,' book two of Roberta Gellis's 'The Roselynde Chronicles' receives my highest recommendation.
interactive man
I loved the first book on Roselynde and fell in love with Simon and Alinor. In fact, when I finished late in the night ,I couldn't wait to start Alinor and immediately went to Amazon to make my purchase on my Kindle. Unfortunately, I hadn't read what the book was about and from the ending in Roselynde, I their relationship would continue...but..No. Simon died! I was so disappointed and found it very hard to transition from one book with a beautiful relationship to suddenly having Alinor a widow and someone new come into her life. If fact, I didn't finish the book. Sad.
Roberta Gellis is a wonderful writer despite my disappointment with this book. It was more the story line rather than her writing. She's a beautiful story teller and I will most definitely read her books again.