Bitterleaf By Lisa Gregory – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Meredith Whitney falls in love with Jeremy Devlin, the proud indentured servant her stepfather has brought to the family plantation, Bitterleaf. Title, Bitterleaf Jove historical romance. Author, Lisa Gregory. Contributor, Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress). Publisher, Jove,

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Heavy wear to cover. Better World Books Condition: There were a few things that kept this book from being a 5 star read for me.

Tall, sapphire-eyed Jeremy Devlin bittterleaf no simple servant. Bitterleaf by Candace Camp Goodreads Author. Mar 12, Lyuda rated it it was ok Shelves: Meredith was one of the biggest, whiny self-deprecators this social hermit has ever had the displeasure to read. This one is about an English gentleman, Jeremy Devlin, whose uncle knocked him out and sold him as an indentured servant on a slave ship bound for the colonies. Admittedly it was about the taboo subject of slavery and abuse, but Meredith step-dad had a ace up his sleeve with Jeremy and it wasn’t made clear what geegory true aim was with Jeremy until after the incident and then you just thought he was one smart man.

I could probably leave it there, but a synopsis is too good to be true fore this one. I liked the way this book dealt with the slavery issue.

He was educated and refined but wasted his time gambling and whoring and eventually his uncle father is deceased hregory the easy route and ships him to the colonies when Jeremy “shames” him with his raunchy behavior in London. Jun 10, Karla rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Open Preview See a Problem?

Another aspect of the story that, while not annoying, was hard to swallow was Jeremy’s decision to manumit all slaves on Meredith’s plantation, pay wages, and still turn a tidy profit in South Carolina. But this book sounded too interesting to turn down.


Bitterleaf by Candace Camp

View all 18 comments. K Huebner rated it it was amazing Mar 13, He was a nobleman’s son betrayed into bondage, unhumbled by the lash, who treated Meredith and every woman as his possession. Want to Read Currently Bihterleaf Read. The story revolves around his relationship to Merideth, of course. The plot gets complicated but is easy to follow and easy to relate to.

A Sultry Tale from the Old South Set in Charleston, in the Carolina colony liisathis is the story of Jeremy Devlin, the bastard son of an Irish mother and an English nobleman, and Meredith Whitney, the too tall plain daughter of a plantation owner. Meredith is a spinster and the mistress of Bitterleaf. That Used Bookstore Published: The compelling narrative of the novel keeps the reader wanting more. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

The landowner has a daughter whom is described as “plain, unattractive, and mousy”. It’s safe to say I don’t like this time period, and typically I try to avoid it.

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He has some opposition from people in the community, but he is determined and comes up with a workable gregoty to the slavery issue.

So I decided not to avoid a certain trope simply because of what it is because, you know, there might be an author who will do it justice and you will be glad you kept the faith. This was a sure keeper for me. Fans of marriage of convenience. Again and again, she would be shamed by her own secret desires. It wasn’t expected, but it was powerful, and it changed their lives and united them much deeper than their marriage of convenience did.

A good bitterlraf of time actually, although the storyline never really gives you an exact date Her stepfather “buys” an indentured servant on the auction block, all the while having ulterior motives no intention of leaving the bittfrleaf a servant Jeremy is the bastard son of an English nobleman and Irish prostitute.

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Easily more than half, but I’m inclined to say three-quarters at least. I wore it out. What a lovely, trope-filled read! Ships from Reno, NV. Her lover is STARKERS the good bits obscured by the heroine’s bodacious bootyfeasting on her neck, practically holding her aloft as she is in full-on swoon. Then she met the regal blue gaze of a golden-haired slave upon the auction block, and with one burning look he branded her as the victim of his desire and revenge.

I hig Very well written story with good plot detail and very developed characters. The setting of this story is during the colonial days on a plantation Bitterleaf in the south.

Jeremy ultimately proves his worth many times over. In some ways, it reminded me a little of Dark Torment by Karen Robards, which has long been a favorite of mine, in that the heroine is a plain Jane spinster, and the hero is more or less an indentured servant that her stepfather buys off the auction block.

There was a lot to like about Bitterleafbut view spoiler [ the stupidity of the heroine and the hero, caused me to lower my rating. I don’t think I will ever, ever pick up another romance where the heroine is a spinster. Lisa Gregory Candace Camp was writing some of the best emotional and touching romances of the time.

View all 19 comments. Ships with Tracking Number! I felt their anger, hurt, disappointment, and passion right alongside them.