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May 20, Crista rated it really liked it Shelves: So the whole thing ends up reading like some magic unicorn pooped fairy dust in the midst of a story that otherwise had been pretty low-key and realistic when it came to the workaday life of a colonial plantation.

However, they make the best of their situation. I found this to be an emotional story. Some richly drawn characters add a wonderful depth to the bittterleaf, though you may find the pace is a bit leisurely. The plot gets complicated but is easy to follow I really, really liked this book.

Jul 02, Mary23nm rated it liked it Shelves: I could probably leave it there, but a synopsis is too good to be true fore this one. There was a lot to like about Bitterleafbut view spoiler [ the stupidity of the heroine and the hero, caused me to lower my rating.

Admittedly it was about the taboo subject of slavery and abuse, but Meredith step-dad had a ace up his sleeve with Jeremy and it wasn’t made clear what his true bittelreaf was with Jeremy bittetleaf after the incident and then you just thought he was one smart man. Most of the story takes place at Bitterleaf and in Charleston.


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In some ways, it reminded me a little of Dark Cmap 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.

Luz Trevino rated it liked it Mar 19, I really, really liked this book. Written in the days of bodice rippers. The second half after Jeremy and Meredith are married gets much better so hang in there! Jul 03, sandy forguson rated it it was amazing. The landowner has a daughter whom is described as “plain, unattractive, and mousy”.

Want to Read saving…. Isn’t beauty in the eye of the beholder. She hates that part of plantation life, but she hates sitting at her relatives and having to deal with their incessant ridicule more.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. I’ll probably end up reading another and regretting it, but there’s a tenacious little spark that wants to keep hope alive.

Meredith is a plain, tall bookish young woman in sultry Charleston. Return to Book Page. He has some opposition from people in the community, but he is determined and comes up with a workable solution to the slavery issue.


Fans of Marriage of Convenience Romance. 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.

Jan Blooth rated it really liked it Apr 15, I liked the way this book dealt with the slavery issue. It was worth the read. Glad the author moved on to write much better stories. What a lovely, trope-filled read! No believing each other even if they did talk. 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.

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 nothing in this story that didn’t count on a misunderstanding to make it blossom, from Jeremy’s lineage all the way to Meredith’s cousin’s aka Galen assumption about how she felt about Jeremy.

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