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Rhiannon (The Roselynde Chronicles #5)

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Medieval battles test the love of the court's most elusive nobleman and a Welsh princess--Rhiannon--who is untamed and beholden to none, as they encounter betrayals and wars. Reprint.
Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
Published December 1st 1994 by Leisure Books (first published 1981)
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This is the story of Alinor and Ian's son Simon, who has settled in Wales where he is governing Ian's lands. Simon has spent much of his adult life as quite a womanizer, and never planned to marry until he met Prince Llewellyn's natural daughter Rhiannon. Of course, then it's love at first sight for him, but she's afraid to admit love and only wants him for, well, you know. Thus begins a predictable romance in the historical setting of Henry III's court and his battles with the Welsh and his reb ...more
Romancing the Book
Review: Ms. Gellis takes us on a journey into history. She has a way in which it is so much more enjoyable to read it through her eyes then to pick up a dusty history book.

We find the story of a young girl Rhiannon; although she is shy she also tends to be on the wild side. Okay maybe it is easier to describe her as a bit of a free spirit. She gets that from her mom. She has her own beliefs and isn’t going to let anyone sway her in the other direction. Rhiannon’s father a Welsh prince thinks it
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Rhiannon wants NO husband. She wants to be free in her beloved Wales, free to coax the animals to her, to revel in the mists and the wind, roam the hills, use her knowledge of healing, and always be able to come and go as she pleases. She sings to the Winds of Dina Emrys, winds that terrify most people. They answer her. She is desired by many but her father, Prince Llewelyn freely admits to Simon of the influential Roselynde family in
while i think the actual relationship is quite well done, it is a very slow read. the action-- the sieges and "battles" are slow reading, and without much excitement. the book is the bulk of political movements, motions and meddles. unless you are very interested in the politics of that time era, then you will enjoy this book. there is not much of it surrounding actual sex scenes, and while she talks much of what goes on in her characters' heads for each other, their interactions are actually ve ...more
Linda Eller
Good historical fiction in which Simon, son of Ian and Alinor finds love during the beginnings of war. It is a good story with the ups and downs that Simon experiences. But I'm disappointed in the ending. What about that beautiful fabric Kicva made and such conversations around it and then nothing? The first of the series- Roselynd has been the best.
It was interesting to learn more about the time of Henry III and the Marshal family although I would have really enjoyed getting a little more detail on the Welsh of the time. This book seemed a little shorter than some of the other Roselynde historical romances. Some of the plot threads didn't seem to tie together as well as usual. (view spoiler) ...more
Gellis, Roberta - 1st in Roselynde Chronicles

Beautiful and strong-willed Alinor, the mistress of Roselynde, teams with Simon, a battle-scarred knight, to fight political obstacles, journey to Byzantium, and engage in a sizzling romance.

It was okay, but very slow. Well written, heavy on history, which I enjoyed, but very light on passion, which is why I read romance.
Deborah Parker
I love the Roselynde series and own all of them. Roberta Gellis is amazing at giving the flavor of this period without rubbing your nose in the squalor of it. Always enjoy reading them, again.
I have read plenty of better historical romances than this one. I bid this one a not fond farewell. =)
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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 has been married to her husband Charles for over 50 years and they live together in Lafayette, Indiana with a lively Lakeland terrier called Taffy. She has one child called Mark.

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