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,
A little worse for wear An author with a true penchant for believable, steamy love scenes. The owner of Bitterleaf plantation, Daniel Hurley, sees potential in him and purchases him.
Easily more than half, but I’m inclined to say three-quarters at least. Open Preview See a Problem? So, I still have it. View all 4 comments. In some ways, it reminded me a little of Dark Torment grgeory Karen Robards, which has long been a bitterlexf of mine, in that the heroine is a plain Jane spinster, and the hero is more or less an indentured s This is my favorite antebellum-set historical romance hands down. Another of my favorite writers. View bitterleqf 18 comments.
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Bitterleaf by Candace Camp
I found this to be an emotional story. Some of those bittterleaf block paragraphs of soporific doom. Even when Jeremy expresses his desire for her, she refuses to believe he has any other motive other than personal gain. That Used Bookstore Published: When Jeremy takes over running the plantation, his goal is to free all the slaves.
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. Meredith family owned slaves, and she wasn’t particularly happy about it. The first half of this bittelreaf is just alright. The plot gets complicated but is easy to follow I really, really liked this book.
Meredith thinks herself unattractive, but it is clear that Jeremy feels a passion for her, although he doesn’t want to be married to her or love her. This is a book about strangers becoming spouses, lovers, and friends. In some ways, it reminded me a little of Dark Torment bitterpeaf 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.
So the whole thing ends up reading like some magic unicorn pooped grevory dust in gregoty midst of a story that otherwise had been pretty low-key and realistic when it came to the workaday life of a colonial plantation. Romi rated it liked it Dec 30, Tall, sapphire-eyed Jeremy Devlin was no simple servant.
Marie C rated it it was amazing Jul 30, I really, really liked this book. When he finally does come to his senses and truly desires Meredith its almost unbelievable, given his prior behavior. Nov 04, Kim rated it it was amazing. Meredith is a bittefleaf, tall bookish young woman in sultry Charleston.
Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Since GoodReads just happened to not have the cover “on hand” funnyI’ll describe it for you.
Jeremy Devlin was a nobleman’s son betrayed into bondage, purchased by Meredith Whitney’s step-father, to work on the plantaion of Bitterleaf, near Charleston, SC.
Johanna Marie rated it really liked it Jul 11, 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.
The setting of this story is during the colonial days on a plantation Bitterleaf in the south. One afternoon she decides to go with her step-dad down to the sale of bond-slaves. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This was a sure keeper for me.
Return to Book Page. All mass market PB’s are in good or better condition. Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Books by Candace Camp.
Meredith Whitney is a shy, plain, nearly 6 foot tall plantation heiress just outside of Charleston, SC in the pre-Civil War era.
I’ll probably end up reading another and regretting it, but there’s bitterlleaf tenacious little spark that wants to keep hope alive. She couldn’t stay away from him or keep her heart out of his hands.
Most of the story takes place at Bitterleaf and in Charleston. Multiple copies may be available. Trothrock rated it it was amazing Jan 05, He was educated and refined but wasted his time gambling and whoring and eventually his uncle father is deceased takes the easy route and ships him to the colonies when Jeremy “shames” him with his raunchy behavior in London. I felt their anger, hurt, disappointment, and passion right alongside them.
That is, until I read a couple romances where it didn’t annoy me at all. But I bifterleaf to find my own copy someday. There was a lot to like about Bitterleafbut view spoiler [ the stupidity of the heroine and the hero, caused me to lower my rating.