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Forever Amber
by Kathleen Winsor

Published: 2012-02-01
Kindle Edition : 986 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 ...
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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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Historic novel revolving around the English court of Charles II (the merrie monarch)
by nancy_shaw (see profile) 09/19/10
A surprisingly accurate historical novel written in the 1940s about the court of King Charles II. Banned at that time because of graphic content, it reads like a PG-13 today. Charles II makes Henry VI look like a naive school boy when it comes to extra-marital affairs. Amber is a fabulous heroine who climbs from a ignorant country girl to the pinnacle of the British court using the only attributes she has - her appearance and her sexuality.

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by [email protected] (see profile) 09/25/19

900 page soap opera

 
  "Forever Amber"by nancy_shaw (see profile) 09/19/10

Amber is the Scarlett O'Hara of her era. Complete and beautifully drawn detail about the mistresses of King Charles II court. I loved it!

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