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We have just one more hell to turn out—the deepest, the blackest, of all; this is the worst book I have ever read in a lifetime of reading indiscriminately, and once more, I can offer no excuses for hashing through all pages of it. Amber marries him and continues her affair with both the king and Bruce, when he returns from Jamaica.

We are transported to her world her quick decision-making. The historical detail and context in “Forever Amber” is incredibly impressive, and Kathleen Winsor really does recreate this world and the vibrant, licentious pageant that was the reign of Charles II.

All in all, it was a well written book- definitely a harlequin romance novel! Apart from loving the plot and ,athleen loving the “evil” Amber and BruceI love how it sticks smber close to the true history of those times, portraying the restoration and reign of Charles II, the plague and the great fire of London.

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Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Get to Know Us. The two nice things I can say are the cover is pretty and it’s heavy enough to use as a doorstop. I first read it when I was sixteen and it has been my favourite book since then almost 50 years.

Charles II is restored to the throne, Cromwell is dead. For me then, there was this marvelous love she had for this man who was always just out of reach I would mistakenly have said through no fault of her own. Bruce contracts the plague and Amber nurses him back to health before contracting the plague herself and being nursed by Bruce. Life did happen, but Amber didn’t change one bit. This is the book that started it all for me!


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The ‘hero’ Lord Carlton is a disgusting goat, using Amber at every opportunity, among many, many others. Most of all, I savoured her way with men. View all 38 comments. View all 18 comments.

Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor

I loved it, but was given pause at the ending. Frequently compared to Gone with the Wind, Forever Amber is the other great historical romance, outselling every other American novel of the s—despite being banned in Boston for its sheer sexiness. Among those was her hope to write a best-selling novel. Amber manages to escape, and happens upon Michael who offers her his protection.

During a break in the fighting John visits Judith and the two consummate their relationship. I have never left a review about a I know some of you just love this book Kathleen Winsor writes with all the emotions one would feel if you had to do whatever you could to survive in a changing world.

His own immorality is well documented, and it was common for the King’s court to follow his example. I actually felt myself in complete despair for the people around her! I’ve had a fondness for Frances since I read a book about her some years ago. After he leaves, she finds she is pregnant and the saga really begins. I should have stopped reading after the first ten pages, or fifty.

Retrieved 17 August Here she believes, an entrancing beauty such as herself can live a larger and more important life. Apr 03, Veronica Bailey rated it it was ok Shelves: Sex is fade to black by the way.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Blinded by love, he leaves her a share of his considerable fortune when he dies. This book was written for entertainment not to be taken so seriously by some of you. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Even the ending was only about her obsession, and the only good thing about it was that it was open ended enough that it lets me imagine the many horrible things that ought to happen to her after the events in the book have ended.

The task of explaining why this book is so extremely detestable is difficult because it is detestable in almost every way—and I don’t want to recap the whole vile book to you. Has an affair with Bruce’s best friend because it makes her feel close to Bruce. At the age of 18, Winsor made a katheen of her goals for life. After 3 years of her torture, she finally sees the truth. I doubt you could say the same if you were in her place, and I know that not many would go anywhere near as far as she did, even if she was a fictional character.


After editing, the two and half million word manuscript was reduced to a fifth of its original size.

I knew immediately that it was contraband and I should keep my find a secret. At 16, pregnant and deserted in London by Carlton and swindled of the money he has left her, Amber ends up in Newgate prison where she is taken under the wing of the pirate Black Jack Mallard.

The nobles tell Amber that Corinna kwthleen in the boat on the way to France so Bruce is going directly to Virginia. As he warned, Bruce soon has to leave and it doesn’t take long for a pregnant Amber to get herself royally swindled what a fool out of every farthing Bruce left her and thrown into Newgate prison for debt.

Clare Channell Dangerfield Radclyffe Stanhope. I just saw the late-night ’47 foreveer Sick and tired How I felt before I started reading the book: Has an affair with her husband’s son because she’s bored and wants revenge on her husband for being so boring and tight with the money.

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Winsor’s descriptions of Amber’s clothes are marvels of fashion pornography that must have seemed even more illicit in the days of rationing and kathlesn at a society raffle, Amber wears a gown of cloth-of-gold, an emerald velvet cloak lined in sable, with a spray of emeralds pinned to her sable muff.