Buy a cheap copy of Bitterleaf book by Candace Camp. Sold as a servant to South Carolina beauty Meredith Whitney, Jeremy Devlin. Bitterleaf by Lisa Gregory – book cover, description, publication history. Bitterleaf. () A novel by Lisa Gregory (Candace Camp). Find this book at. Bitterleaf by Candace Camp, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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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. Meredith is a plain, tall bookish young woman in sultry Charleston. I found this to be an emotional story.


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.

May 27, Keri rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lydia rated it liked it Feb 23, So, I still have it. He lands in Charleston and is put on the auction block. He has some opposition from people in caneace community, but he is determined and comes bitterleag with a workable solution to the slavery issue.

This was during the time of slavery in America and I have never read a romance that set in this time period. Charleston, South Carolina btiterleaf, United States.


Meredith was one of the biggest, whiny self-deprecators this social hermit has ever had the displeasure to read. Tall, sapphire-e This was a book I read over and over and over.

Open Preview See a Problem? Meredith and Jeremy where characters I liked and admired, and wished well for. That is, until I read a couple romances where it didn’t annoy me at all.

It’s an antebellum which I don’t usually get into. The cover is a picture of a painting love it! I highly recommend reading it out loud to friends when you’re all drunk.

I have read this book many times over and I never get bored with it, I just can never put it down when I start reading it! A good bit 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 man a servant Jeremy is the bastard son of an English nobleman and Irish prostitute.

But this book sounded too interesting to turn down. Refresh and try again.

Bitterleaf by Lisa Gregory

One afternoon she decides to go with her step-dad down to the sale of bond-slaves. Her stepfather has a plan and Jeremy is a part of it. Heroine’s stepfather purchases indentured servant for his plantation.

Meredith’s lack of looks and how many references there are to this fact really was bothersome to me.


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Preview — Bitterleaf by Candace Camp. The story revolves around his relationship to Merideth, of course.

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. Jun 10, Karla rated it it was ok Recommends it for: I’m suprised at my daring, but she really couldn’t confront me or my sister as it would be a confession of her gitterleaf.

Surely he could not love such an ungainly woman as she. This is a book about strangers becoming spouses, lovers, and friends. Some richly drawn characters add a wonderful depth to the story, though you may find the pace is a bit leisurely. He was a nobleman’s son betrayed into bondage, unhumbled by the lash, who treated Meredith and every woman as his possession. The second half after Jeremy and Meredith are married gets much better so hang in there!

Mass Market Paperbackpages. The novel itself is highly erotic and is one of my favorite novels to date. View all 19 comments. Since GoodReads just happened to not have the cover “on hand” funnyI’ll describe it for you.