Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor is THE bodice ripper. It is a bit of a chunk of book at almost 1.000 pages but well worth the read. I think the ending is one of the best endings ever in that genre, unexpected and funny. But I am talking about its beginning today. This is the first paragraph of the prologue.
The small room was warm and moist. Furious blasts of thunder made the window-panes rattle and lightning seemed to streak through the room itself. No one had dared to say what each was thinking – that this storm, violent even for mid-March, must be an evil omen.
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