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The book was banned in August in Australia. This is one of the novels that began the path that led us to 50 Shades of Grey.

It caused a stir for all the sex which is not graphic at all and for the sexual manoeuvring of the main character, Amber St. Lord Bruce Carlton is just the means to do it. Author of the racy bestseller ‘Forever Amber ‘ “.

Still, I did not katjleen it.

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All devout Christian people—except possibly the nice Puritan gentleman, who is just stupid— would actually love to be as gorgeous and promiscuous as Amber, but because they’re ugly or not very clever or simply repressed by morality, they settle for being jealous and mean instead.

Amber is a complex charact Charles II is restored to the throne, Cromwell is dead. Why did I wait so long? Unless Winsor’s ability to create rounded characters had improved, I have a feeling that “Amber In America” would have been wibsor second verse, same einsor the first.

Not allowed to do anything, not allowed to be anything? Bruce eventually leaves again after reasserting he has no intention of ever marrying Amber, and Samuel dies of a stroke leaving Amber a forevet rich woman. Angry and bored, she begins an affair with her step-son. Each time he finds her in a better position in life, he secretly suspects that her life hasn’t always been so ainsor free each time he leaves her to travel.


When Black Jack is hanged, Amber soon finds a rich new keeper, Rex Morgan, and when he dies in a duel, she marries an elderly city merchant, Samuel Dangerfield. I am not like you The book ends abruptly as she leaves Whitehall, happy in the foolish belief that she has a future and leaving not a single person who is sad to see her go. I also like the relationship between Amber and Bruce because it’s good to have kahtleen fiction that doesn’t end happily.

Half way through the book: Sally introduces Amber to her nephew Luke Channell and, terrified that her pregnancy will soon reveal itself, Amber quickly marries Luke. View all 31 comments. She does not understand him at all, while I think he has her nailed.

Sep 22, Hannah rated it liked it Shelves: What a journey this classic takes you on! Instead of one huge novel, Golon published about 10 books, each detailing its own swatch of history. Don’t worry though, as busy as Amber is in the bed chamber and despite the fact that when published in the 40’s this was so scandalous it was banned in Boston, the sex is pretty tame and left to the reader’s imagination how refreshing.

I rediscovered it in when we had to relocate my grandparents to our residence due to failing health. And a whole bunch of others along the way too. However, I can certainly see why this is a classic: Finally, this is a very interesting peek into the court of Charles II, the great fire, the plague, the troubles of the restoration, the constant wars with France and the Dutch, and the rise of English imperialism.


The novel is a celebration of London – “London,” Winsor writes, “stinking dirty noisy brawling colourful – was the heart of England, and its citizens ruled the nation.

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Sixty, seventy years ago, the women of the Western world read this book—and took it to their hearts. Bruce and Amber were a product of their time. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. It is the very opposite of dusty or coy.

Thanks for the heads-up The descriptions are luscious, and if you’re a fan of costume details, this is the equivalent of word crack. This is the book that started it all for me!

His own immorality is fofever documented, and it was common for the King’s court to follow his example.

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Also, I may be the odd fish here, but I liked the hero less than her. I’ve had a fondness for Frances since I read a book about her some years ago. Not me, that’s for sure.

It really is along the same lines, and I don’t know how you can like Scarlet O’hara without falling in love with Amber St Claire. Pregnant, Wknsor eventually abandons her family and goes to Parliamentarian territory on John’s instructions, introducing herself as Judith St. I loved it, but was given pause at the ending.