Rereadings: It caused outrage at the time, but Forever Amber Kathleen Winsor’s story of an English adventuress who becomes one of the. Kathleen Winsor’s Forever Amber, the naughtiest novel of , has just been reprinted. Lock up your servants. Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Kathleen ioned.

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I loved her spirit and no one told her what to do and so got what she wanted.

Oct 02, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: After editing, the two and half million word manuscript was reduced to a fifth of its original size. Sword at Sunset Rosemary Xmber. View all 31 comments. I think one of the reasons I liked it so much was the background my grandpa gave me for it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Anyhow, figured out it was romantic fiction pretty quick. 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 beauteous Amber might have something to do with it. The initial reviewer sounds to me like a puritanical religious fanatic It really takes you there, truly.

It was, nevertheless, an easy read, and if anyone has nothing better to read, or a week of time to waste, then read Forever Amber. All women are jealous and petty and backbiting, and hate Amber because she is just forsver much lathleen alluring than all the other harlots.


Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Forever Amber has obvious plot similarities to Gone with the Wind – a civil war, a dashing blockade runner, a tigerish heroine named for a colour, the contrast a,ber a corrupt society and its slaves and servants.

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I read this book when I was a teenager and now I am Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Instead, chapters discuss Amber, then chapters discuss the king, or Castlemaine, etc.

Finally, this is a very interesting peek into the court of Charles II, the great fire, the plague, the troubles of the restoration, the constant wars with France and the Dutch, and the rise of English imperialism. This book was considered racy and immoral in my grandmother’s day. This is a really enjoyable piece of historical fiction. FA is really the grandmother to most current historical romance literature.

When the war broke out and Robert went to fight in the Pacific, his wife began writing a novel about the period which was soon bought by an unusually free-thinking publisher. I saw your photo and the other pages and am not impressed.

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In London Carlton makes Amber his mistress and she quickly grows accustomed to their luxurious lifestyle. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

That combination can only have short-term rewards in that era. But I know it’s not for everyone. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. First came the romantic fiction of Ethel M Dellwhich enthroned passion and emotions above nearly everything else; and then came EM Hull with The Sheikin which forevee suggested that no indignity was too much in the service of passion; and then came Ktahleen Winsor with Forever Amber and the idea that no evil was too much in the service of passion.


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By using our website you iwnsor to our use of cookies. I was totally terrified ksthleen this being a romance novel. I know some of you just love this book I first read this book in and started a life-long interest in Restoration England. It’s really a shame that “Forever Amber” has fallen off the radar, so to speak, in the ensuing decades, because I found it absolutely unputdownable.

Friday, April 29, Bad Novels: The ‘hero’ Lord Carlton is a disgusting goat, using Amber at every opportunity, among many, many others.

Amber left and often endangered her children which was also very irritating to me. Probably because of my own innocence, I failed to see how very jaded this character actually was. Happy traveling back in time! Feb 19, Marquise rated it it was amazing Shelves: She’s rash, impulsive, selfish, but romantic and giving. She would possess his heart or die trying.