The Sins of the Father
On the heels of the international bestseller Only Time Will Tell, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the Clifton Chronicles….Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his... show more
On the heels of the international bestseller Only Time Will Tell, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the Clifton Chronicles….Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German U-boat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw. When Bradshaw dies in the night, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past and assumes his identity.But on landing in America, he quickly learns the mistake he has made, when he discovers what is awaiting Bradshaw in New York. Without any way of proving his true identity, Harry Clifton is now chained to a past that could be far worse than the one he had hoped to escape.
Publish date: May 8th 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
Series: The Clifton Chronicles (#2)
This is the second book in the series, and it is NOT a stand-alone. The Clifton Chronicles are, as you may have guessed, a series of books about generations of the Clifton family. This one spans the period of WWII and it was interesting to see it from both the European and American sides. This boo...
If there is one lesson to be learned from this novel it is that no matter how badly things look - be it war, prison, fraud, or being a prisoner of war - as long as you are rich or have rich friends you'll be fine. Oh, and having a peerage title is kinda inherent in the rich part.Sins of the Father f...
If you have not read the first book of the Clifton Chronicles, Only Time Will Tell, this review may be considered to include spoilers. This brings up my first complaint about this book. It can not really stand alone. It picks up a moment after the first book ends and ends abruptly, leaving the reade...
This, the second in Archer's Clifton Chronicles series, is as good as the first (Only Time Will Tell). I really enjoy his depictions of the Barringtons, and Harry Clifton. I like the way he weaves America and Great Britain together during World War II. He handles both aristocracy and working class w...
Abruptly beginning exactly where its prequel, "Only Time Will Tell", left off. In the heat of World War II, Harry Clifton goes to extreme measures to maintain the rouse of his true identity, while Emma Barrington, unable to accept Harry died in the wreck of the Kansas Star and takes an extended leav...