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History buffs will find this an enjoyable summer read Back then, such books were not considered suitable reading material for 12 year olds.

Her insecurity was apparent from that altitude. I regret doing so now, but I need to explain something. When he leaves to make his fortune overseas, she decides she must marry so that the child she is expecting is not a bastard. That particular husband was the one whose son she seduced because she was bored, by the way.

And so, in a friendly way, I would just like to say– To Hell with that! Forever Amber, which is set in Restoration London – that swirling cauldron of pox and periwigs – came into being almost by accident.

Many notable historical figures appear in the book including Charles II of Englandmembers of his court, and several of his mistresses including Nell Gwyn. Here, I couldn’t even like her. Black hair, dark eyes Apr 20, Maureen rated it really liked it. Inshe began writing a thrice-weekly sports column for the Winsor was raised in Berkeley, California.

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 have to like someone in the story in order to read pages about them, I’m funny like that. It’s too bad there’s only been one film version — and that the one film version was made in an era of cinema in which a huge majority of the events and context of the book had to be left out for the movie to even pass the censors, resulting in a very watered-down adaptation that might more appropriately have been billed as “based on characters created by Kathleen Winsor” as opposed to an actual film treatment of “Forever Amber.


Forever Amber

They stay a night or two at the village and Amber falls hard for one of them—one Bruce, Lord Carlton. 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.

Dec 07, Gingerduchess rated it it was amazing. Bruce happens upon the two women and he and Amber violently fight, triggering Corinna’s labour. Open Preview See a Problem? Amber is most definitely one of fiction’s most flawed heroines and despite the many lessons life dishes out do you think she ever learns from them?

View all 31 comments. I think one of the reasons I liked it so much was the background my grandpa gave me for it. This is one of the novels that began the path that led us to 50 Shades of Grey.

Then comes the restoration of the monarchy and a group of Cavaliers, newly arrived from France, travel through on the way to London.

My mom’s first winslr, my older brother, was named Katjleen Carlton because my mom loved this book and the character while she was pregnant in Black Jack takes Amber to Whitefriars where she is introduced to the ways of criminals and gives birth to a son, Bruce, who she gives away to a countrywoman to raise properly. Amber takes you through one of the most interesting periods in the English history. I’m fussy, I’m particular, I’m very judgmental Only someone who has never loved and lost would fail to understand the heroine’s actions and underlying emotions.

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So Amber is thrown out of her lodgings and into the debtors’ prison at Newgate. Amber displays dedication, compassion and self-sacrifice. How could such a winxor book ever be reality, right?

Well, actually it’s more like the other way around – Amber won’t say no and begs Bruce to take her to London and against his better judgment he agrees – although lust for the bea “Never again, she had foreevr herself a dozen times will I be such a fool.


I love how she weaves real and fictional characters together so you don’t know who’s who–and you definitely feel like if you were to step in King Charles’ court, you might get swept up into a devious scheme, take a lover, start a new fashion, make an enemy, or take London by storm. I suggest you stick to reviewing biblical historical fiction so that I will be unlikely to stumble across another off your reviews. During a break in the fighting John visits Judith and the two consummate their relationship.

But the sickness of class and inherited patriarchal status succeeds in defeating her where the plague cannot.

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Amber is the product of an affair between two young aristocrats. Amber attracts the hate of Bess, Black Jack’s former lover, and after Bess’s jealousy results in her being kicked out of their home, Bess avenges herself by turning in Black Jack and his conspirators.

I saw your photo and the other pages and am not impressed. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Pursued by creditors she is taken to a debtors’ prison. 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.

He’s such a smart, handsome, charming, jerk you can’t help but love and hate him, simultaneously. Moreover, Winsor’s anber, the majority of them women, identified with Amber’s calamitous life and admired her fortitude in times of hardship. She is a walking disaster that carries a bag of bad karma on her shoulder. His status means that, at last, she is presented at court.

Jun 06, MAP rated it really liked it Shelves: After he told forevr this story I went to the library and checked out the book. By the beginning of Part 5, her amusing factor had worn off and I was itching for her to develop another dimension which she never did.