Thursday, October 13, 2011

Booking Through Thursday

If you could get a sequel for any book, what would it be?

One of my all-time favorite books is Kathleen Winsor’s Forever Amber, a delightfully romance-y read set in Restoration England. When it was published in the 1940s, it was a bestseller, akin to Gone With the Wind, but although it was reprinted in 2000, Forever Amber has mostly become forgotten. It’s the story of a fictional mistress of Charles II (SPOILER ALERT BELOW, highlight to reveal):

who has a relationship with a Cavalier who uses and then dumps her. But because Amber is one of the dumbest people in fiction, she falls for a story that Bruce is still in love with her, and she runs off to join him in America.

Although Amber is one of the most frustrating, obtuse characters you’ll ever run into, I always wonder what happened to her after that (especially since she wasn’t exactly welcome). What was Bruce’s reaction? For that matter, what was his new wife’s? SOMEONE needs to write the sequel to this book!


judy said...

Good point! I also highly enjoyed this book and it did end unresolved. Didn't she go off to the New World? Yes, that would make a great tale. Who do you think should right the sequel? My review of Forever Amber is here:

Marg said...

Good call! I would read that sequel.


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