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Forever Amber
Forever Amber | Kathleen Winsor
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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EadieB
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Day 3 - #Over500Pages #GratefulReads

Looking forward to reading this soon. My copy has 972 Pgs.

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.

TrishB A great read 👍🏻 1mo
EadieB @TrishB I read this many years ago but I want to read it again. 1mo
Crazeedi @EadieB a classic, I remember reading it too. I always picked the chunky books! 1mo
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EadieB @Crazeedi Definitely a chunky book! 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl A great read! 1mo
DrexEdit I think it'll be a fast read. That's how I remember it anyway! 😊 1mo
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 1mo
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This novel takes readers on a journey through Restoration England it offers vivid images of fashion, politics, affairs and the public disasters of the plague and the Great Fire of London. Truly this was the first real historical romance written. At 972 pages I thought I would never finish, but once started I was lost in the pages of this novel. A must read by all, the best novel ever written.

TrishB Love this book ♥️ 4mo
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swynn
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Mehso-so

"Forever" is right -- I think that's the term you'll find next to "Time remaining:" when you open this monster on an e-reader.

Still, I was happy to find it nowhere near as awful I had expected. The historical color is convincing, especially in some gruesomely effective chapters that take our heroine through the Great Plague. The book's worst sins are its length and Amber's shallow character, which lengthens the long length to longer than long.

rubyslippersreads I think Amber was supposed to be sort like Scarlett, due to the popularity of GWTW. My mother said this book was considered extremely scandalous when it first came out. 😄 6mo
swynn @rubyslippersreads I agree she's very much like Scarlett O'Hara, frivolous and vain and unbearable at length. And it's true that Forever Amber was a scandal: it was banned in 14 states, which doubtless helped make it a bestseller. As always, though, "obscene" is relative: there is no explicit sex, but the word "bosom" is used more than once. Gasp. 6mo
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EmilieGR
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Mehso-so

Strangely forgettable considering it‘s size

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CoverToCoverGirl
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rretzler 😻Beautiful 8mo
Dragon 😻 8mo
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Kate.Braithwaite
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This is a big fat beach read! 972 pages 😊

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Snikt6
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1. Forever Amber
2. Chris Claremont‘s run on the Uncanny X-Men got me wanting to read and @amber_ldsmom introduced me to the classics.....thanks love!
3. Night
4. Enders Game series, Hunger Games, Jane Eyre and Rincewind from the Terry Pratchett books!

JoScho 📚😊❤️ 2y
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CoverToCoverGirl
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These two #tomes certainly meet the #saga criteria @Linsy They are definitely #OldCoolBooks and I‘ve read both several times! Scarlett and Amber are both strong, indomitable, take no prisoners kinda ladies! 😊❤️

#VintageBooks

introvertedbooks Ahhh I love both of these. I picked up forever Amber mainly bcuz that's my name but I need to reread gone with the wind. Maybe forever Amber too. I didn't enjoy it much when I first read it. 2y
rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ both those books! 2y
Linsy Beautiful! ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
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Snikt6
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1. Utah
2. Enders Game
3. Enders Game
4. Old Man Logan
5. Legion
6. All-time: Fugazi; Now: Killers
7. Green
8. Fantasy
9. Navy......in a few weeks Amazon.
10. Cat

AmyG The Argument has to be one of my all time favorite albums. Repeater ❤️ (edited) 2y
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Snikt6
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@amber_ldsmom recommend Forever Amber to me because she had loved the romanticism of this book. Seeing how I wish to be more romantic, I am in need of some great literature to show me the way. Any recommendations?

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CoverToCoverGirl
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My #ReadingBuddy #Amber is attempting to sabotage my reading this evening by purring and peering over my shoulder from the back of the couch. She‘s ever so determined to get my attention. 😇😻

#CatsOfLitsy

JoScho 😻 2y
AmyG Awwwww ❤️ 2y
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amber_ldsmom
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#MeetTheLittens
1. Virginia
2. Only one??? That‘s like asking which child is your favorite! But the tagged book is one of them.
3. Harry Potter
4. The ‘Burbs
5. All time: The X-Files; Right now: Legion
6. All time: The Beatles; Right now: Twenty-One Pilots
7. Orange
8. Classics
9. Home
10. One cat, soon to have two ferrets

maich 😍😍😍 2y
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eeqazz
Forever Amber | Kathleen Winsor

This old ass book is actually amazing. Once you get into it it's hard to stop reading.

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GreyZone
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Bailedbailed

How could a cover so beautiful contain a story so disappointing? Victorian prostitutes have never been so boring. Amber falls flat as a protagonist and never manages to grow in her dreary, dismal surroundings. Proceed with caution, this historical fiction glutton couldn't do it.

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rubyslippersreads
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Amber's obsession with Bruce Carlton rivals Scarlett's for Ashley. #taintedlove #gwtwreadalong #junetunz

mabell Forever Amber was a frequent mention on the Jack Benny radio show 😁 2y
rubyslippersreads @mabell My mother said it was considered a very shocking book at the time. 😱 2y
mabell Yes I definitely got that impression. Ripe for innuendos. Now comedians use Shades of Grey 😂 2y
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Cinfhen Look at that cover 😱tantalizing 😉 2y
Reviewsbylola Great book! 2y
LeahBergen I need to reread this one day! 2y
mjdowens I have this chunker of a book. Bought it last summer but have yet to attempt reading it. It sounds like a good story though (edited) 2y
CrowCAH What time period/year does this book take place? 2y
rubyslippersreads @CrowCAH During the reign of Charles II (Amber is one of his mistresses! 😱) 2y
CrowCAH @rubyslippersreads in my pirate/colonial time period. Have to check this out! 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit I love this book! Amber and Scarlett are definitely kindred spirits! 😜 2y
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Mammaletterario
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Picked this back up after having stopped reading it for a while. I am not very far in this book but it is getting interesting now! *Don't mind my schoolwork in the background, lol.

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CoverToCoverGirl
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#Amber has decided to make herself comfortable and my lap is purrfect! 🐾 Happy Saturday everyone!

Sace What a perfect cat! 3y
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MissDodoBrooks
Forever Amber | Kathleen Winsor
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Excited about my book sale find 😄📚😄 #bookhaul

TrishB Forever Amber, 💟 from my teens! 3y
MissDodoBrooks @TrishB, it has been on my wish list for a long time! I can't wait to start it 😁 3y
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Bibliotini
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New cover on an old friend. I LOVED this book when I read it years ago.

LeahBergen Oh, I LOVED this one. I may need to reread it soon. 3y
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