Forever Amber Author: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... more » 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.
"Miss Winsor could justifiably claim to be the woman who invented the modern best seller." -- New York Times May 28, 2003
"One of the first of the modern bodice-ripping romance novels." -- The Daily Review May 29, 2003
"The first real historical romance. This is the book that started it all for me!" -- Bertrice Small
"A lusty historical novel." -- Seattle Post-Intelligencer« less