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Forever Amber - Kathleen Winsor, Barbara Taylor Bradford
Forever Amber
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Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, 16-year-old Amber St. Clare manages, by using her wits, beauty, and courage, to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England—that of favorite mistress of the Merry Monarch, Charles II. From whores and... show more
Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, 16-year-old Amber St. Clare manages, by using her wits, beauty, and courage, to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England—that of favorite mistress of the Merry Monarch, Charles II. From whores and highwaymen to courtiers and noblemen, from events such as the Great Plague and the Fire of London to the intimate passions of ordinary—and extraordinary—men and women, Amber experiences it all. But throughout her trials and escapades, she remains, in her heart, true to the one man she really loves, the one man she can never have. Frequently compared to Gone with the Wind, Forever Amber is the other great historical romance, outselling every other American novel of the 1940s—despite being banned in Boston for its sheer sexiness. A book to read and reread, this edition brings back to print an unforgettable romance and a timeless masterpiece.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781556524042 (1556524048)
ASIN: 1556524048
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Pages no: 976
Edition language: English
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.5 Forever Amber / Kathleen Winsor
Wow, this is a door-stop of a book and apparently when the publisher accepted it for publication, they cut it down to one fifth of its original size. I can’t imagine having to wade through even more pages to get to the conclusion, so I thank the editors profusely!It’s difficult, from our 21st centur...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
4.0 Forever Amber
Amber (the character) may be tiresome at times, but I think it's fair to say that the book is compulsively readable.
christinaochs
christinaochs rated it
4.0 Forever Amber (Rediscovered Classics)
One of those so-bad-it's-good potboilers. It totally delivered on expectations. A raunchy (for the 1940's) Gone With the Wind.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor
bookshelves: chick-lit, winter-20142015, civil-war-english, adventure, published-1944, film-only, historical-fiction, historical-masturbation, restoration, tbr-busting-2015, deus-ex-machina, plague-disease, pirates-smugglers-wreckers, swashbuckler, stuarts, conflagration Read from January 01, 2008...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.0 Forever Amber
I've seen this more than once compared to Gone With the Wind as the epitome of historical romance. I'm afraid I didn't find this compared well, and given the nature of the heroine, aspects of the plot, and that this was written after Gone With the Wind, I couldn't help but feel Forever Amber was hea...
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