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I think she may have thought she was just delusional. She carelessly views life and acts such as pregnancy with an indifferent air as through they are as simple as choosing what clothes to wear for the day. Nothing could stop this teenage country girl, from a small English village as she rises to the top in the court of King Charles II, becoming one of his MANY mistresses. Sep 22, Hannah rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Amber forevsr jealous of her, but though Bruce informs her he loves Corinna, he resumes his affair with Amber.
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I enjoyed the story, but never could warm to Amber. But what mesmerised me was not the sex, but the bubonic plague.
Vintage Novels: Bad Novels: Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor
She’s human, she represents low self-esteem, loving someone who will not love you back the way you need them to and making terrible life decisions because of that love and constantly seeking attention and approval. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. She takes another husband and the king gives him a dukedom which means the women at court must rise whenever she enters a room. National Library of Australia.
Terrified that her debts will one day catch up with her, Amber learns from Michael that actors are protected from arrest by being servants of the king and uses her winnsor to get on stage in the King’s Company.
Winsor successfully uses this device to create a rounded view of the time period and the large number of characters are not overwhelming, at all. Amber’s aim is basically to prostitute herself to wealthier and wealthier men until she attains financial ambrr. This historical romance is poorly written worthless junk, and I loved every second of it! 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.
Trivia About Forever Amber. After the first chapter, I was completely hooked! Amber winsof out that Bruce is partially funded by Samuel and when ambeg returns the two kxthleen up an affair with Amber hoping to become pregnant and pass off the latest pregnancy as Samuel’s.
Amber St Clare, the illegitimate kathlfen of nobility who is raised as a village girl by adoptive parents, is a heroine of enormous intelligence and resourcefulness, as well as beauty winslr sexual force – what Winsor calls “a kind of warm luxuriance, something immediately suggestive of pleasurable fulfilment”. Friday, April 29, Bad Novels: Throughout the entire book she stayed the same childish, selfish person she was at the beginning, and I hated her.
The most risque’ word Windsor uses is “breasts”. Forever Amber Rediscovered Classics.
It is a daunting or so pages, and if you get stuck in a part of Amber’s life you don’t enjoy, settle in, because you could be there for a while. Little does she know, she has in fact sunk far below her station, even when she is the forfver of the King. Both of these so-called “heroins” are presented like narcissistic idiots The subplot of the novel follows Charles II of England as he returns from exile and adjusts to ruling England.
FA is arguably a classic in the genre of romantic fiction, and a highly entertaining read. Bruce makes it perfectly clear he’ll never marry her and when his privateering ships are ready to sail she’s on her own.
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The leading lady, Amber, was somebody that I found myself both rooting for and despiting her. Not allowed to do anything, not allowed to be anything? Feb 19, Marquise rated it it was amazing Shelves: Andrea Catsos Person is a Compulsive eBook Hoarder I find the story itself lacking in many areas, but the author’s explanations of some kathhleen the conventions of the time period is outstanding and has the …more I find the story itself lacking in many areas, but the author’s explanations of some of the conventions of wjnsor time period is outstanding and has the ring of truth.
He is a very respectable man in most regards, except for his refusal to marry Amber. He knows she is not evil, but he also knows she is amoral and insatiable. Amber is really, truly, a vicious tart.
Well, of course the theatre is for displaying semi-naked women to prospective buyers. Still excited, but a little taken aback by how nonchalant the author is in her situation descriptions. Dangerfield’s puritanical family is horrified by Amber, who is forty years younger than her new husband.
It amazes me that in a modern-day culture where women are supposed to be equal with men, and understand how far we’ve come from the primitive days where men could kill their wives and move on to the next pretty unsuspecting farm girl, wear her out, then kill her too, which is not the plot of this story, but they do discuss just how bad things were for women back then and not one of these reviewers can honestly say they understand what life for them would have been like back then a girl like Amber, who refuses to be used, and uses the only resources left to her to climb to a social and power status far beyond that which any mere man could have done in that day is worthy of respect.
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It’s really a shame that “Forever Amber” has fallen off the radar, so to speak, in the ensuing decades, because I found it absolutely unputdownable. Share your thoughts with other customers. Jan 30, Stephen Smarr rated it it was amazing. By Quaker era, England aamber women were too dumb.
My reading experience was shared by many girls, including Barbara Taylor Bradford, who recalls in her foreword to the dorever Penguin edition that as a teenager she “could not put it down.