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The character of Amber is unapologetically self-serving, tunnel-visioned and maybe not the brightest tool in the shed, but watching her preen and sleep her way through adventure after Restoration adventure is absolutely absorbing, whether you like her or not. If anyone had a reason to just sit down and cry about how life was treating them, it would be Amber–but she’s much too strong a person to do that. It’s positively G rated by today’s standards!

He called it a ‘trashy romance novel. I also think it was outright pathetic to have the main character of a novel, chasing after a man that does not want her. Dangerfield’s puritanical family is horrified by Amber, who is forty years younger than her new husband. And if some may feel the heroine isn’t likable, that’s true, yet in my case it worked because I knew she wasn’t meant to be lovable, and once that’s accepted, you can sit and enjoy the ride.

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She had a terrible new feeling of loneliness, as if she stood in some solitary corner at a party where she was the only stranger. I understand if you love this book.

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Nov 06, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: She is thought to be the daughter of a farmer but she is really so much more than that. I am not kathlene you Clare runs away from the countryside to London with a handsome young courtier after one afternoon with him.

I read foreer book when I was a teenager and now I am This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Friday, April 29, Bad Novels: Amber is particularly attracted to Lord Bruce Carlton and during a fair she lures him into the woods and loses her virginity to him before persuading him to take her with him to London.

So that definitely made reading the book a lot more meaningful.

She would possess his heart or die trying. Eventually business calls him away and he leaves her alone and pregnant in London, where she becomes ripe picking for a pair of fortune-hunters and winds up in debtor’s prison. You will cheer her schemes and wish winosr fails. I just saw the late-night ’47 movie I loved her long and complex relationship with Bruce Carlton; whenever he turned up you knew there would be fireworks.

That is, as soon as she can take him away from his current mistress.

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I read this book because of my grandfather. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The novel came out in England in Look at some other reviews on this damn epic novel I suggest you stick to reviewing biblical historical fiction so that I will be unlikely to stumble across another off your reviews. At first I thought these two separate narratives were oddly alternated, but I started to find a connection between the two. Amber is forevrr infuriating and fogever heroine who you can’t help but root for.

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A little kathlern trivia about this book. I’ve read the book again wunsor and added it to my library and just found the movie on YouTube! No, he doesn’t debauch forefer young virgin, she throws herself into his life willingly. Well, of course the theatre is for displaying semi-naked women to prospective buyers.

I’m really surprised that this book has been described by so many as a “romance novel” — to me, it seems the antithesis of one. The character development was seriously lacking, the dialogue was horrid, the story line was barely if at all believable Each time he finds her in a better position in life, he secretly suspects that her life hasn’t always been so care free each time he leaves her to travel.

He’s the one who tells her that her lover is dying and she should at least hold his hand.

Bruce contracts the plague and Amber nurses him back to health before contracting the plague herself and being nursed by Bruce. Forever Amber, which is set in Restoration London – that swirling cauldron of pox and periwigs – came into being almost by accident.

View all 18 comments. Rereading the novel now is no disappointment, and I am also impressed by Winsor’s subversive feminism and the scope and ambition of her historical imagination.

You fall in love with her and wish her the best despite her immature impulses.