Forever Amber

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Chicago Review Press, 2000 - Fiction - 972 pages
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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 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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I am not a fan of this book, to be honest. I picked it up because I wanted to read a historical fiction and I saw a couple of reviews that compared this book to Gone with the Wind, which I rather ... Read full review

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Amber Tiver-Weatherley recommended us this book and I saw the review so I checked this book out from the library one day and read it up in 2007-2008 after I got my wisdom teeth taken out before my ... Read full review

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Kathleen Winsor has written a number of historical romances, including The Lovers and Robert and Arabella.

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