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Carlton is an adventurer, disguised as a privateer for the Crown, Bruce refuses to crawl on his belly in Court katyleen regain what was once his or clamor and scheme for power. 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.

Forever Amber is a historical romance novel by Kathleen Winsor set in 17th-century England. I recommend this book for for its entertainment value i for one couldn’t put it down. The headstrong Amber – beautiful, empowered, resilient – represents a rebellion other women identified with, even, like my mother, as they hid the book away in the cupboard.

If you were a man you were expected to have a mistress or else you would be mocked and wantonness was encouraged in women hence why main people were cruel towards Francis Stewart. I know some of you just love this book I would only recommend this book to those who particularly enjoy plot oriented novels because the characters just do not draw you in.


Amber is as annoyingly frivolous as ever and the story feels pointless and extremely dragged out. Even the ending was only about her obsession, and the only good thing about it was that it was open ended enough that it lets me imagine the many horrible things that ought to happen to her after the foreveg in the book have ended.

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Amber receives a note telling her that Corinna died on the voyage from England to France, where she and Bruce were last seen going. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat In a Elaine Showalter wrote in The Guardian:. This is NOT a romance novel in the modern kathlern of the term. I did not like any of the characters, they were rotten, especially Amber. Retrieved 26 September During their brief time together Bruce informs Torever that he has finally married and also that he intends to make their son his lawful heir, passing him off as a child of his first marriage.

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He’s the one who tells her that her lover is dying and she should at least hold his hand. Retrieved 17 August It just means it was not for me. Forever Amber was published at a time forwver social upheaval in Britain, the beginnings of the welfare state and the erosion of an ethic of social and marital deference.


Five sixths through the book: Radclyffe is an impotent sadist but no matter. Share your thoughts with other customers. See all 6 questions about Forever Amber…. Get to Know Us.

I can’t say that I “loved the heel out of this book”, it had its flaws, but those harped on weren’t flaws, they were a portrait albeit somewhat embellished of the real immorality of King Charles ll’s court. Set up a giveaway. Retrieved from ” https: It’s easy to judge a character in a book, to point out the flaws and say this book is trash until you look past your distaste and understand how women must have felt back then, that those women made mistakes, the same mistakes we still make today.

Anyhow, figured out it was romantic fiction pretty quick.

Upon her return, desperate to reunite winsoe Bruce, she goes to Corinna and winslr her about her affairs and the fact that young Bruce is her son. If you’re looking for a book to last a few weeks on a vacation, thi What a book! True to her belief, Amber eventually attracts the attention of the king and sleeps with him twice before his mistress, Barbara Palmer, grows angry and convinces him to stop.

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