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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Oh, and while I love the cover, I should note that Jeremy has golden hair, not dark brown. Fran Barnes rated it it was amazing Jun 16, Some of those were block paragraphs of soporific doom.

May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. 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. Find Rare Books Book Value. However, that got to be way too infodumpy and I ended up skimming anything liea looked like minutae of house husbandry and adjectives galore about clothing.

I was pleasantly surprised. But this book sounded to interesting to turn down. So it’s safe to say that I’ll be avoiding any spinster heroine novels longer than a Harlequin.


I liked Jeremy and there are some awesome scenes in this book. The second half after Jeremy and Meredith are married gets much better so hang in there!

Want to Read saving…. Meredith and Jeremy where characters I liked and admired, and wished well for.

View all 3 comments. This is a book about strangers becoming spouses, lovers, and friends. So I decided not to avoid a certain trope simply because of what it is because, you know, there might be an author who will do it justice and you will be glad you kept the faith. Easily more than half, but I’m inclined to say three-quarters at least.


What a lovely, trope-filled read! Mar 12, Lyuda rated it it was ok Shelves: Feb 24, Regan Walker rated it really liked it Shelves: Since GoodReads just happened to not have the cover “on hand” funnyI’ll describe it for you.

The compelling narrative of the novel keeps the reader wanting more. 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. There was a love-hate relationship involved in this book and it worked for gregoory. I don’t think I will ever, ever pick up another romance where the heroine is a spinster.

I know some readers have certain tropes they avoid no matter what, and I used to think that I would never, ever like the “chick in pants” device. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Jul 03, sandy forguson rated it it was amazing. 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 lissa owner. Ships from the UK. I was pleasantly surprised at the passion in this book. Aug 28, Anna rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Sign In Gfegory Help Cart.

View all 18 comments. They never failed to see what wasn’t there, but were totally blind to what was in front of them. There was a lot to like about Bitterleafbut view spoiler [ the stupidity of the heroine and the hero, caused me to lower my rating.


For the grrgory 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 any stupider? A good bit of time actually, although the storyline never really gives you an exact date Her stepfather “buys” an indentured servant btterleaf the auction bl semi spoiler alert This is a very old school, bodice ripper from the early 80’s.

She hates that part of plantation life, but she hates sitting at her relatives and having bjtterleaf deal with their incessant ridicule more. A passing mention is made that the local planters won’t like it, but a realistic blowback isn’t even attempted. It’s safe to say I don’t like this time period, and typically I try to avoid it. So, when I was about 11 or 12, believe it or not, i was THE sexpert amongst my group of underdeveloped pre-teens.

Bitterleaf by Gregory, Lisa

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. Heroine’s stepfather purchases indentured servant for his plantation.

I highly recommend it!!! Glad the author moved on to write much better stories. I felt their anger, hurt, disappointment, and passion right alongside them. Bitterleaf Lisa Gregory Jove, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.