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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The second half after Jeremy and Meredith are married gets much better so hang in there!

View all 18 comments. Selfish, self-centered and thoroughly lacking in morals, he spends the fregory part of the book looking out for 1. Very well written story with good plot detail and very developed characters. But I hope to find my own copy someday. Even when Jeremy expresses his desire for her, she refuses to believe he has any other motive other than personal gain.

I thought the last half of Whitney, My Love was intolerable since all the action rested on a Big Mis, but this was even worse. View all 19 comments. This was a book I read over and over and over. Another aspect of the story that, while not annoying, was hard liaa swallow was Jeremy’s decision to manumit all slaves on Meredith’s plantation, pay biitterleaf, and still turn a tidy profit in South Carolina.

Preview — Bitterleaf by Candace Camp. Candace lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and is the mot Candace Camp is the New York Times bestselling author of over sixty books. Other than that, it goes in a different direction than Dark Torment. A passing mention is made that the local planters won’t like it, but a realistic blowback isn’t even attempted.


This was during the time of slavery in America and I have never read a romance that set in this time period.

Sarah rated it really liked it Jun 15, Your purchase also supports literacy charities. Bitterleaf Lisa Gregory Jove, Surely he could not love such an ungainly woman as she.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This was a sure keeper for me. Fans of Marriage of Convenience Romance. She has learned over the years to keep her feelings and passions locked in, so noone can hurt her or have the ability to make fun of her.

Bitterleaf by Gregory, Lisa

Meredith WhitneyJeremy Devlin. I’ll probably end up reading another and regretting it, but there’s a tenacious little spark that wants to keep hope alive. From beginning to end. The plot gets complicated but is easy to follow and easy to relate to.

Refresh and try again. The story revolves around his relationship to Bittegleaf, of course. Meredith was one of the biggest, whiny self-deprecators this social hermit has ever had the displeasure to read.

Unfortunately I read it from the library. View all 4 comments. Jul 03, sandy forguson rated lixa it was amazing.

Bitterleaf by Candace Camp

Jeremy, betrayed into indentured servitude in the colonies, was a man admired by the women o A Sultry Tale from the Old South Set in Charleston, in the Carolina colony inthis 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. The plot gets complicated but is easy to follow I really, really liked this book. Find Rare Books Book Value. She couldn’t stay away from him or keep her heart out of his hands.


It’s an antebellum which I don’t usually get into. Your purchase benefits world literacy! But this book sounded too interesting to turn down.

However, that got to be way too infodumpy and I ended up skimming anything that looked like minutae of house husbandry and adjectives galore about clothing. Showing best matches Show all copies. He was a nobleman’s son betrayed into bondage, unhumbled by the lash, who treated Meredith and every woman as his possession. Call me a bigoted tropist, but dayum I’ve never encountered a device that is so unfailingly obnoxious.


Due to an unforeseen incident they are now thrown together to fight not only for their love, but the plantation that Meredith loves with an equal passion. Meredith is a plain, tall bookish young woman in sultry Charleston. Return to Book Page. Sign In Register Help Cart.

Feb 18, Patrick rated it it was amazing. No talking to each other. 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.