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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I have to say some of their misunderstandings that persisted did bother me. Feb 18, Patrick rated it it was amazing. Daniel has a step-daughter, Merideth, who is also present. So I decided not to avoid a certain trope simply because of what it is candafe, you know, there might be an author who will do it justice and you will be glad you kept the faith.

Jeremy, betrayed into indentured servitude in the colonies, was a man admired by the women o Bitterlea 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.

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. Trothrock rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Even when Jeremy expresses his desire for her, she refuses to believe he has any other motive other than personal gain.


I liked Jeremy and there are some awesome scenes in this book. Tall, sapphire-eyed Jeremy Devlin was no simple servant. Surely he could not love such an ungainly woman as bitteeleaf.


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.

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

Bitterleaf : Candace Camp :

Thanks for telling us about the problem. He is sold to a rich landowner to work and is quickly “moved up the ranks”. The angst took almost too long to resolve and the end was suitably melodramatic, but I guess the issue of slavery and indentured servitude was handled as well as it could be considering it’s a romance novel set in pre-independence America.

The landowner has a daughter whom is described as “plain, unattractive, and mousy”.

This is a good read. Lydia rated it liked it Feb 23, There was a lot to like about Bitterleafbut view spoiler [ the stupidity of the heroine and the hero, caused me to lower my rating.

Meredith and Jeremy where characters I liked and admired, and wished well for. Open Preview See a Problem? I guess I just like romances where the heroine is seen as beautiful, if by no one else 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 she get camdace stupider?

Jeremy is a cad, plain and simple. Jan Blooth rated it really liked it Apr 15, The owner of Bitterleaf plantation, Daniel Hurley, sees potential in him and purchases him. Selfish, self-centered and thoroughly lacking in morals, he spends the better part of the book looking out for 1. I have read this book many times over and I never get bored with it, I just can never put it down when I cxmp reading it!


But wait, stepfather saw something in servant’s hauty gaze on the block and he actually candae Jeremy Devlin eeeee!

Some richly drawn characters add a wonderful depth to the story, though you may find the pace is a bit leisurely. This was a book I read over and over and over. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

They always assumed the worst of each other when something happened and then acted like spoiled children. Candace Camp is the New York Times bestselling author of over sixty books.

What a lovely, trope-filled read! Written in the days of bodice rippers. Return to Book Page. But this book sounded too interesting to turn down. 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. Fran Barnes rated it it was amazing Jun 16, She couldn’t stay away from him or keep her heart out of his hands.

I could probably leave it there, but a synopsis is too good to be true fore this one. 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 s This is my favorite antebellum-set historical romance hands down.