Sunday, January 17, 2010

Forever Amber; A Book Review

I started reading Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor about 5months ago. And yes it is one of the longest read that I ever had. It is about 1,000page novel base on English History during the 17th century. So it really covers a lot of British history.

So that is the base/foundation of the book. The heroine of the novel is Amber St.Claire who was orpahned and made her way up through the ranks by English society by sleeping with or marrying richer and important men. All for sake of marrying one man Lord Carlton. It is an interesting book for me since I really wanted to know more about English histroy for one. The book itself will bring you through important English history like the Bobonic plague and The Great Fire of London. More than that the book is well written. As I always say it comes down to details. All about the details and the author exquisitely wrote detail after details. From fascinating and grand architure, to fabulously sewn gowns it was a delight to be in 17th Century London just by reading.

The book covers LOVE & OBSESSION of Amber to Lord Carlton. The problem with English society at that time is that marriage is mostly arranged so this is where the problem of the story comes. Will Amber have Lord Carlton in the end? Will her love and obsession for him gain anything?

I will give this book a 3 star out of five. Though it is beautifully written it is long and most readers wont be drawn to it. If you love history or want to know about English history then this book is for you. But let me remind readers that th end is a SHOCK!

That's all for now.


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