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Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor

The story is essentially romantic hokum. Watching Amber is like watching a train wreck – you can’t take your eyes away for fear of missing what’s going to happen next. Still, the fact that the Restoration court frequently wallowed in the gutter is no reason why I should join them there. I understand if you love this book. So they tore the book apart and passed the chapters around. I should have stopped reading after the first ten pages, or fifty.

To view it, click here. Life will Happen, Amber will learn and grow and become a better person, and by the end of the book, I’ll be happy when good things happen to her. But the MC, “Amber” is very tedious. How dare the Puritans want to close it down?

Now a countess, Amber intends to go to court and become the King’s favoured mistress, replacing Barbara Palmer, the countess of Castlemaine. Still, I did not enjoy it. No spoiler here in that Amber is the ultimate sleep your way to the top to become one in Charles II rotation of mistresses.

After a divorce from Herwig inshe wed the celebrity band leader Artie Shaw and then two other husbands, both lawyers. Back then, such books were not considered suitable reading material for 12 ambsr olds.


Her major claim to fame is that she was the one woman Charles II wanted, that he never had. Yes, it’s a book set in featuring characters named Amber and Bruce.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Life did happen, but Amber didn’t change one bit. Lots of thrusting, pointed and pert breasts, lots of hard, bronzed muscled skin, lots of eyes filled with passionate anger and angry passion.

Does anyone go by your negative blog to decide if they will read a book? 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 austerity; 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.

The book ends abruptly as she leaves Whitehall, happy in the foolish belief that she has a future and leaving not a single person who is sad to see her go. But then, we loved Gone With the Wind – book first then, it was like “wait-what?

Typically, you want them to succeed. But the sickness of class and inherited patriarchal status succeeds in defeating her where the plague cannot. Pursued by creditors she is taken to a debtors’ prison. Topics Classics The Observer.

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Amber becomes convinced that her relationship with Bruce is truly over. The author’s description of the Plague is absolutely brilliant with no gory detail omitted as she conveys the hellish experience of life during the plague.

Amber displays dedication, compassion and self-sacrifice. He is a very respectable man in most regards, except for his refusal to marry Amber. Akthleen, the forevr if a movie were made would be look alikes and it would be poorly made.


The ‘hero’ Lord Carlton is a disgusting goat, using Amber at every opportunity, among many, many others. As long as Amber shares the sick-bed with her lover Bruce she barely has time to notice her, no doubt, painful experience.

Her life is a triumph – but for one small problem. Almsbury himself said as much, “I wonder what happened to her–the innocent pretty countrymaid?

Dec 07, Gingerduchess rated it it was amazing. May 19, Barb added it Shelves: As a random side note, when I went to my parents’ house for a visit, my mother caught me with this book and instantly struck up a conversation about how she had read it at 16, and then found an old she had copy with my grandfather’s name written on amer inside. I regret doing so now, but I need to explain something.

Then halfway through you start to battle with liking her and being annoyed with her selfish decisions.

Amber finally shows genuine depth and the entire story becomes henceforth better including the telling of the Great Fire. Marries an old, effete nobleman for his title so she can impress Bruce and the rest of Foreevr. It just means it was not for me.