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This is one of the novels that began the p Actual rating: She’s demoniacally deceptive, lying to everyone about everything. Without giving away too much, I will say that this book is exciting with nonstop drama and action, from beginning to end!

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She meets a band of Royalists passing through town who inform her that Charles II of England is returning. Nov 06, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: Maybe it was just the obligatory spaniels. I loved her spirit and no one told her what to do and so got what she wanted. What she needs now is a title – and that is fixed when she meets the Earl of Radclyffe. A book to read and reread, this edition brings back to print an unforgettable windor and a timeless masterpiece.

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. Yes, I could have simply stopped reading this book, but my OCD would not allow it. When I finished amger, I was at a loss as to what to forevsr with myself, so consumed by the book as I was.


I rediscovered it in when we had to relocate my grandparents to our residence due to failing health. Bruce has scarpered off to the Colonies. The initial reviewer sounds to me like a puritanical religious fanatic And any characters who you thought were nice, from your historical studies?

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I would automatically be obligated to foorever someone like this, yet I sympathize with her, feel her pain, and understand that the one ambet she really wanted, the one thing she dreamed of more than anything else in the world Bruceis the ONLY thing in life permanently denied to her.

Watching Amber is like watching a train wreck – you can’t take your eyes away for fear of missing what’s going to happen next. The Snail on the Slope Arkady Strugatsky. I also love the character of Almsbury, who might appear to be minor, but reflects a balance that the other characters lack: Beginning during the first days of the Restoration What a guilty pleasure read!

Next, she takes up with an older man, Samuel Dangerfield, who is ailing but dotty about her. Jun 06, MAP rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Paperbackpages. I kept reading because I really wanted the book to improve.

He called it a ‘trashy romance novel. I for one loved this book The ending kind of annoyed me but everything has to have an end. Life did happen, but Amber didn’t change one bit. But what of her novel?


Author of the racy bestseller ‘Forever Amber ‘ “. This was one of my sister’s favorite kathlleen, and it took me several decades to finally get around to reading it. Amber is the product of an affair between two young aristocrats.

How could such a delusional book ever be reality, right? I am going to stop here. She succeeds but is discovered by Jemima who also harbours romantic feelings towards Bruce. Here she believes, an entrancing beauty such as herself can live a larger and more important life.

I think people are being way too harsh on Amber though. The book depicts sin, not in its glamour but in its ugliness. 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.

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Morgan falls in love with Amber and offers to marry her, but she resists because she feels she is capable of fogever a more valuable man. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. From your description,I don’t think I’ll be rushing out to find it to read Thanks for telling us about the problem. You know what I’m talking about. I was awed by Amber’s courage, daring and strength.

I’ve read the book again since and added it to my library and just found the movie on YouTube!