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Heroine’s stepfather purchases indentured servant for his plantation. Glad the author moved on to write much better stories. Sarah rated it really liked it Jun 15, I highly recommend it!!! Candace Camp is the New York Times bestselling author of over sixty books.

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 plantation owner.

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Meredith family owned slaves, and she wasn’t particularly happy about it. The plot canp complicated but is easy to follow I really, really liked this book. Again and again, she would be shamed by her own secret desires. Meredith spends much of the book self loathing her height and plain appearance. However, they make the best of their situation.

Meredith WhitneyJeremy Devlin. I still gave this 2 stars because I liked some of the historical details about the plantation daily life.

She couldn’t stay away from him or keep her heart out of his hands. In this detailed story, she brings to life the world of the Southern plantation in 18th century America, before the Revolutionary War. Her stepfather has a plan and Jeremy is a part of it.


They never failed to see what wasn’t there, but were totally blind to what was in front of them. Meredith and Jeremy were characters I liked and admired, and wished well for.


The plot gets complicated but is easy to follow and easy to relate to. Aug 14, Arabellavidal rated it really liked it.

Refresh and try again. I felt their anger, hurt, disappointment, and passion right alongside them.

I’m suprised at my daring, but she really couldn’t confront me or my sister as it would be a confession of her own. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Bought on the auction block by Canrace stepfather, he soon finds life much harsher on the flip side. But this book sounded too interesting to turn down. 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 cansace hero is more or less an indentured servant that stepfather buys off the auction block.

For the time, this was a hot romance.

So, I still have it. Luz Trevino rated it liked it Mar 19, When he finally does come to his senses and truly desires Meredith its almost unbelievable, given his prior behavior. A little worse for wear One afternoon she decides to go with her step-dad down to the sale of bond-slaves.

This is the story of an illegitimate English lord who becomes an indentured servant in America. 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 her stepfather buys off the auction block.

Easily more than half, but I’m inclined to say three-quarters at least. View all 3 comments. So it’s safe to say that I’ll be avoiding any spinster heroine novels longer than a Harlequin. Books by Candace Camp.


It was so contrived and idiotic. Caitlin rated it it was amazing Apr 14, 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 cajdace less an bitrerleaf This is my favorite antebellum-set historical romance hands down.

The cover is a picture of a painting love it! Daniel has a step-daughter, Merideth, who is also present. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. What a lovely, trope-filled read! It cadace expected, but it was powerful, and it changed their lives and united them much deeper bltterleaf their marriage of convenience did. Even when Jeremy expresses his desire for her, she refuses to believe he has any other motive other than personal bitterlead.

He was a nobleman’s son betrayed into bondage, unhumbled by the lash, who treated Meredith and every woman as his possession. I was pleasantly surprised at the passion in this book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. To ask other readers questions about Bitterleafplease sign up.

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. I highly recommend reading it out loud to friends when you’re all drunk.

No believing each other even if they did talk. Bihterleaf was during the time of slavery in America and I have never read a romance that set in this time period. Jul 03, sandy forguson rated it it was amazing.