Forever Amber Author:Kathleen Winsor One of the most fascinating women ever to come out of historical fiction, Amber St. Clare is the central figure in Kathleen's Winsor's lusty, exciting, authentically detailed novel of Restoration England... — The furor surrounded Forever Amber could not overshadow the quality of a novel that has stood the test of time as a vivid and critically ac... more »claimed historical romance. The story's continuing popularity is based on two factors: its memorable, sensuous, totally alive heroine-- and its magnificently detailed picture of 17th century England,. Orville Prescott in The New York Times, summed up both Amber and her England in these words: "In the gaudy, bawdy,turbulent reign of Charles II she was a magnetic pole for gossip, violence and intrigue all the way from Newgate Prison to His Majesty's bedchamber. Her lovers were legion..."
These lovers include a highwayman. assorted noblemen, a captain in the Horse Guards, the Duke of Buckingham, and King Charles himself. With Amber, we witness political intrigues, murders, the clashing of swords at dawn, and the Great Fire of London. The experience is a breathtaking journey into the past that no reader will forget.« less