Forever Amber Book
Score: 3.5
From 59 Ratings

Forever Amber


  • Author : Kathleen Winsor
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 976
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613745144

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Forever Amber Excerpt :

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.

Forever Amber Brown Book

Forever Amber Brown


  • Author : Paula Danziger
  • Publisher : Little Apple
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 0590947257

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Forever Amber Brown Excerpt :

Amber's life has changed dramatically--her parents are divorced, her father lives in France, her best friend has moved to another state, and now her mother must decide whether to remarry.

Forever Amber Book

Forever Amber


  • Author : K.J Dixon
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2016-10-15
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781326803780

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Forever Amber Excerpt :

When Katy's pony, Amber, is diagnosed with a fractured splint bone and a cracked cannon bone, Katy feels as though the worst has happened. In reality the worst is yet to come. A decline in condition along with being attacked by several life threatening illnesses leads to Amber's future hanging in the balance. Katy is faced with a decision to either let her go or fight for her. "Why has this happened to you?" I asked her desperate for some sort of answer. Her small head was bowed low and her bottom lip trembled. This wasn't her; it didn't feel as though she was still alive. Her body was here but her mind and spirit were gone. How could I possibly make this decision? The facts and my head said to put her down, but right now the facts weren't good enough and my heart felt that she deserved more. Katy has the best possible support team behind her to fight for Amber's life. This then begs the question can they do it? Will Amber live?

Forever Amber Book
Score: 3.5
From 59 Ratings

Forever Amber


  • Author : Kathleen Winsor
  • Publisher : Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
  • Release Date : 2002-07-01
  • Genre: Great Britain
  • Pages : 972
  • ISBN 10 : 0141009829

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Forever Amber Excerpt :

A book to read and reread, this reissue brings back to print an unforgettable romance and a timeless masterpiece.Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, sixteen-year-old Amber St. Clare uses her wits, beauty and courage to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England - that of favourite mistress of the Merry Monarch himself, Charles II. From whores and highwaymen to courtiers and noblemen, from 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 ...

Forever Amber  From Novel to Film Book

Forever Amber From Novel to Film


  • Author : Gary A. Smith
  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Release Date : 2010-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Forever Amber From Novel to Film Excerpt :

One of the most popular and controversial novels of the twentieth century was Forever Amber. In 1944, author Kathleen Winsor submitted multiple drafts to MacMillan, but when her story of Restoration England and the sexual exploits of beautiful Amber St. Clare was finally released, more than half of her composition had been edited out. Despite the excisions, many reviewers admired the story’s relevance, comparing Amber's fortitude during a plague and fire to that of the women who held hearth and home together through the blitzes of World War II. Others condemned the book, including the Catholic Church, for its blatant sexual references and perceived indecency. Fourteen U.S. states even banned the book as pornography. Despite the bans, Forever Amber sold over 100,000 copies in the first week of release and went on to sell over 3 million copies. Within a month after publication, the movie rights had been purchased by 20th Century Fox, despite the Hays Office having condemned the novel. To pacify them and other watchdogs, substantial changes were made to the script by Jerome Cady, Philip Dunne, and Ring Lardner, Jr. Production began but ran into immediate problems. Actress Peggy Cummins, originally cast as Amber, proved to be too inexperienced for the role, and she was replaced by Linda Darnell. Director John M. Stahl was also replaced after thirty-nine days of filming and more than $300,000 of production expenses. Otto Preminger took the director position, and the film proceeded, eventually costing nearly $4.5 million. The romantic Tehnicolor film co-tarred Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene, George Sanders, Dolores Hart, and Broadway veteran Jessica Tandy. Author Gary A. Smith sheds new light on the much maligned movie version of the bestselling novel and shows how misguided censorship can ultimately damage artistic expression. This research work also features glimpses into behind-the-scenes casting, costuming, and an appraisal of David Raksins original score. 206 pages.

The Amber Spyglass Book
Score: 3.5
From 188 Ratings

The Amber Spyglass


  • Author : Philip Pullman
  • Publisher : Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 561
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375846731

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The Amber Spyglass Excerpt :

Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel.

Forever Winter Book

Forever Winter


  • Author : Amber Daulton
  • Publisher : Daulton Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-10-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Forever Winter Excerpt :

A perfect Christmas wedding, a snowstorm, and a shocking secret. What could go wrong? Susanna Lorican must marry the man she loves before the truth is discovered—or face the gossip of the ton. With an unexpected snowstorm injuring the minister, her future hangs in the balance. Viscount Camden Beckinworth vows to keep his bride safe, even if he must betray her confidence. When their love is put to the test, how will he uphold her honor without jeopardizing his own? – Warning: this sweet, complete historical romance novella features a brief scene where the heroine is assaulted. – Second edition. Newly revised and edited.

Flannery Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Flannery


  • Author : Lisa Moore
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016-05-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554988730

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Flannery Excerpt :

A spellbinding story about chasing love, fighting family, losing friends and starting all over again, from the internationally acclaimed Lisa Moore. Sixteen-year-old Flannery Malone has it bad. She’s been in love with Tyrone O’Rourke since the days she still believed in Santa Claus. But Tyrone has grown from a dorky kid into an outlaw graffiti artist, the rebel-with-a-cause of Flannery’s dreams, literally too cool for school. Which is a problem, since he and Flannery are partners for the entrepreneurship class that she needs to graduate. And Tyrone’s vanishing act may have darker causes than she realizes. Tyrone isn’t Flannery’s only problem. Her mother, Miranda, can’t pay the heating bills, let alone buy Flannery’s biology book. Her little brother, Felix, is careening out of control. And her best-friend-since-forever, Amber, has fallen for a guy who is making her forget all about the things she’s always cared most about — Flannery included — leading Amber down a dark and dangerous path of her own. When Flannery decides to make a love potion for her entrepreneurship project, rumors that it actually works go viral, and she suddenly has a hot commodity on her hands. But a series of shattering events makes her realize that real-life love is far more potent — and potentially damaging — than any fairy-tale prescription. Written in Lisa Moore’s exuberant and inimitable style, Flannery is by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, empowering and harrowing — often all on the same page. It is a novel whose spell no reader will be able to resist.

You ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey Book
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

You ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey


  • Author : Amber Ruffin
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538719343

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You ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey Excerpt :

*A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND INDIE NEXT PICK* Writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers Amber Ruffin writes with her sister Lacey Lamar with humor and heart to share absurd anecdotes about everyday experiences of racism. Now a writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers and host of The Amber Ruffin Show, Amber Ruffin lives in New York, where she is no one's First Black Friend and everyone is, as she puts it, "stark raving normal." But Amber's sister Lacey? She's still living in their home state of Nebraska, and trust us, you'll never believe what happened to Lacey. From racist donut shops to strangers putting their whole hand in her hair, from being mistaken for a prostitute to being mistaken for Harriet Tubman, Lacey is a lightning rod for hilariously ridiculous yet all-too-real anecdotes. She's the perfect mix of polite, beautiful, petite, and Black that apparently makes people think "I can say whatever I want to this woman." And now, Amber and Lacey share these entertainingly horrifying stories through their laugh-out-loud sisterly banter. Painfully relatable or shockingly eye-opening (depending on how often you have personally been followed by security at department stores), this book tackles modern-day racism with the perfect balance of levity and gravity.

Losing Forever Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Losing Forever


  • Author : Gayle Friesen
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2007-09
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 1554532655

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Losing Forever Excerpt :

Jes struggles to balance her life, dealing with her mother's second marriage, her devious soon-to-be stepsister Angela, and her best friend's lovesick behavior.

Forever  Again Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Forever Again


  • Author : Victoria Laurie
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781484700440

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Forever Again Excerpt :

Lily Bennett is less than thrilled to be the new kid as she starts her junior year in high school. /DIVBut soon after classes begin, she meets a classmate, Cole Drepeau, with whom she forms an immediate and intimate bond. As Cole and Lily grow closer, Lily learns about the murder that divided the town more than thirty years before. In 1987, graduating senior Amber Greeley snapped, killing her boyfriend Ben-Cole's uncle-and taking her own life. Lily feels inexplicably linked to Amber, and she can't help but think that there's more to the girl's story. Determined to investigate the truth about Cole's uncle's death, Lily and Cole are pulled into a dark mystery-one that shakes the constraints of the world they've always believed in. Masterfully told by best-selling author Victoria Laurie, this novel alternates voices between Lily and Amber, a generation apart, as decades of dark family secrets and treacherous betrayals are woven into the most epic of love stories. DIVPraise for When "Laurie's debut for teens is quite an accomplishment...The character development is just as riveting as the plot in this well-constructed thriller." -Kirkus Reviews "This excellent book is a must-have for all libraries, especially where suspense and teen-life fiction is hot. This novel will provide crossover appeal to both older teens and adults." -VOYA "[T]he novel packs in plenty of fast-paced, nail-biting fun, perfect for fans of Barnes' The Naturals series." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "The plot is filled with false turns, which will keep readers engaged until the surprising ending." -School Library Journal

The Darling Strumpet Book
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

The Darling Strumpet


  • Author : Gillian Bagwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-01-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101478431

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The Darling Strumpet Excerpt :

From London’s slums to its bawdy playhouses, The Darling Strumpet charts the meteoric rise of the dazzling Nell Gwynn, who captivates the heart of King Charles II—and becomes one of the century’s most famous courtesans… Witty and beautiful, Nell Gwynn is born into poverty, and trades her mother’s treacherous grasp for the grim life of a prostitute at a precious young age. But before long she finds herself drawn to the theater, where she earns a place in the King’s Company. As one of the first actresses in the newly opened playhouses, her talents and charms win the crowds’ affection—and the heart of her leading man. But when she catches the eye of the king himself, her life is transformed in ways she could never have imagined. Surrendering her body and heart to Charles, Nell will be forced to maneuver the ruthless and shifting allegiances of the royal court—and discover a world of decadence and passion she never imagined was possible…

Amber Fang  Betrayal Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Amber Fang Betrayal


  • Author : Arthur Slade
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459822740

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Amber Fang Betrayal Excerpt :

For Amber Fang, life used to be simple: study library science by day, read by night and, when she got hungry, enjoy an ethical meal straight from the jugular. Her mother taught her well. It's just good manners for vampires to eat only murderers. But now her mom has vanished, and Amber is alone. Her contract work as an assassin has been terminated. But the secret organization ZARC is still trying to hunt her down, using algorithms, drones and a murderess with metal hands. Through the dark web Amber learns that her long-lost mother has been "disappeared" to a secret compound in Antarctica. When Amber arrives and pries open a door to investigate, what she discovers shocks her to the core. And it will change her life forever. If she survives.

Die for Love Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Die for Love


  • Author : Elizabeth Peters
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061834110

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Die for Love Excerpt :

The annual Historical Romance Writers of the World convention in New York City is calling to Jacqueline Kirby, a Nebraska librarian who desperately desires some excitement. But all is not love and kisses at this august gathering of starry-eyed eccentrics and sentimental scribes. As far as Jacqueline is concerned, the sudden "natural" death of a gossip columnist seems anything but. And when she's approached by a popular genre star who fears for her own life, the resourceful Ms. Kirby quickly goes back to work...as a sleuth. Because there's a sinister scenario being penned at this purple prose congregation. And when jealousy and passion are given free rein beyond the boundaries of the printed page, the result can be murder.

Law and Administration Book

Law and Administration


  • Author : Carol Harlow
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Administrative law
  • Pages : 692
  • ISBN 10 : 0521606470

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