Set in 17th–century England Forever Amber is a romance novel by Kathleen Winsor. A book that was published in 1944 and went on to become a bestseller is a stellar classic is still a great read, a book to enjoy with a cup of tea on a lazy Sunday afternoon. A book that sold three million copies after its publication became a bestseller in 16 countries.
It is a story of an English adventuress who manages to become the mistress of Charles II. The book brings a vivid description of the life of yore, which surprises the reader with many unbelievable details. The bubonic plague finds a huge description in the book when Amber nurses her lover name through that sickness with love and dedication. When the only mention of the disease would make people get sick with fear and run away to abandoned loved ones this selfless act speaks a lot about Amber, who is an unfortunate victim of destiny.
The beauty of the book lies in its great narration and graphic detail that transport the reader to the era of Charles II. The novel was made into a film in 1947 by 20th Century Fox.