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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Meredith and Jeremy were characters I liked and admired, and wished well for. 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. Then they were secret no longer No talking to each other. Bitterleaf by Candace Camp Goodreads Author. This was a book I read over and over bitterlaef over.

Bitterleaf by Gregory, Lisa

She hates that part of plantation life, but she hates sitting at her relatives and having to deal with their incessant ridicule more.

It’s an antebellum which I don’t usually get into. I liked the way this book dealt with the slavery issue. Ships from Reno, NV. Want to Read saving…. Unfortunately Bitterleac read it from the library. Mar 31, SheLove2Read rated it liked it.

To ask other readers questions about Bitterleafplease sign up. View all 19 comments. Romi rated it liked it Dec 30, The plot gets complicated but is easy to follow I really, really liked this book.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. 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 stepfather buys off the auction block.

Written in the days of bodice rippers.

I’ll probably end up reading another and regretting it, but there’s a tenacious little spark that wants to keep hope alive. Anyone could have figured out who the villain was, but of course the heroine thought it was the hero trying to kill her. 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. Meredith family owned slaves, and she wasn’t particularly happy about it.

Feb 18, Patrick rated ggregory it was amazing. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Sign up to receive offers and updates: I was wiping the sweat from my brow several times during this one, of course the outside temp being 20 below did nothing to cool the singe off of this one. Crystal Radefeld rated it it was amazing Jun 23, That is, until I greyory a couple romances where it didn’t annoy me at all.

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 This is my favorite antebellum-set historical romance hands down.


He even goes so far as to scheme to marry Meredith and then sell off her plantation and move back to London, leaving her penniless and on the mercy of relatives. Meredith’s lack of looks and how many references there are to this fact really was greory to me. I love a good marriage of convenience story, and this is one of my favorites. May 27, Keri rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just a moment bitterleac we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

For the entire last half of the book, with each and every instance of Meredith being a complete and utter dolt, I thought, “Oh gee, could ggregory get any stupider?

I felt their anger, hurt, disappointment, and passion right alongside them. Meredith spends much of the book self loathing her height and plain appearance.

A passing mention is made that the local planters won’t like it, but a realistic blowback greegory even attempted. No trivia or quizzes yet.

When Jeremy takes over running the plantation, his goal is to free all the slaves. Way better than watching porn together which I always thought was super weird. It was so contrived and idiotic. A little worse for wear They always assumed the worst of each other when something happened and then acted like spoiled children. Even when Jeremy expresses his desire for her, she refuses to believe he has any other motive other than personal gain. Better World Books Ltd Condition: Again and again, she would be shamed by her own secret desires.