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I think that most of the wealthy and powerful people in those days were immoral and selfish kathpeen much different than today really and it is quite easy to believe that these characters of Kathleen Windsor’s could have existed. National Library of Australia.

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A little known trivia about this book. The novel came out in England in Excited, intrigued, kahhleen a little intimidated by its enormity. When she informs him that she is pregnant the king arranges for her to marry Gerald Stanhope, a man a year younger than Amber, to hide the pregnancy.

Smber of the racy bestseller ‘Forever Amber ‘ “. Here she believes, an entrancing beauty such as herself can live a larger and more important life.

I was reminded of some other novels that I enjoyed in the past, namely the Angelique series by Anne Golon under the pseudonym Sergeanne Golon in the s.

The Kindle version also has a pile of misspellings and mistakes that apparently no one on the editorial team caught.

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Heartily recommended for a long plane flight. I suspect some of the fury was about the depiction of a woman who gasp enjoyed sex and had some ambition to rise in her society. I can’t help but pity Amber for all of her wealth and prestige.


She longs to have Carlton marry her and believes that pregnancy will secure her position. Amber is willful, selfish, and ruthless, yet she is also loyal, determined kathlewn an independent woman well ahead of her time who survives against unbelievable and nearly insurmountable odds.

I loved it, but was given pause at the ending. Until of course Black Jack Mallard is caught and hanged and finding herself in another pickle she goes for the stage – but she still needs to find forevsr to keep her in the style in which she wants to become accustomed to – and handsome Captain Rex Morgan will fit the bill quite nicely.

Apr 20, Maureen rated it really liked it. I couldn’t put it down the first time I read it kathlefn ten years ago.

It was a good book especially if you like historical novels.

She’s selfish and shocking in the extreme except for those times she gives her all without reserve to someone else, effectively stealing the reader’s heart and forcing you to forgive her all other trespasses. Maybe it was just the obligatory spaniels. I am not like you Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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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. There is NO redeeming moral to this story; but I challenge a reviewer to write a story about THEIR OWN life that is any better than this book–I doubt they will come up with any dribble worth reading, and the point of this story is not a divine moral or some reason for living that’s universal–it’s the personal life and struggle of a young girl thrust into society and forced to make something of her life or die trying.


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But if you liked Slammerkin you might just love this. During a break in the fighting John visits Judith and the two consummate their relationship. Part of that is the bulk, but I read 2 or 3 other books while reading this one as well, and kept getting distracted by them.

Amber is as annoyingly frivolous as ever and the story feels pointless and extremely dragged out. 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. We are transported to her world her quick decision-making.

Turns pear-shaped when the poison meant for her ends up killing the young man. See all 6 questions about Forever Amber…. At least this book was not at all subtle—I knew immediately how bad it was, and why.