The Sins of the Father (Clifton Chronicles Series #2)

The Sins of the Father (Clifton Chronicles Series #2)

by Jeffrey Archer
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The Sins of the Father (Clifton Chronicles Series #2) by Jeffrey Archer

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429949033
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Series: Clifton Chronicles Series , #2
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 8,806
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain's House of Commons and twenty years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections-including Only Time Will Tell, Kane&Abel, and A Prisoner of Birth-have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.
Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain’s House of Commons and twenty-four years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections—including Best Kept Secret, The Sins of the Father, Only Time Will Tell, and Kane and Abel—have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

Hometown:

London and the Old Vicarage, Grantchester

Date of Birth:

April 15, 1940

Education:

Attended Brasenose College, Oxford, 1963-66. Received a diploma in sports education from Oxford Institute

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this second book of the series Harry Clifton does his best to try and prove that Hugo Barrington is not his father so he can marry his precious Emma.Joining the British navy and having his boat sink have dire consequences for Harry's Life. Assuming the identity of one of his dead ship mates seems like a solution at the time but this one decision impacts his life in a way he did not think. Serving time in a prison he is able to begin a new career as a writer under an assumed name. Emma finds him through his new literary adventure and it looks as though life may be improving even with the death of Hugo Barrington. People who love historical fiction and a family saga with rich characters will love this book.Archer's books are like Fritos in that you cannot read just one. Its cliff hanger chapter endings and the twists near the end of this book make you anxious to start the next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with the characters and eagerly awaited the unfolding of the events. Great read, especially if you like historical fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(I had read the fist book in the Clifton Chronicles a while ago in conjunction with a GoodReads giveaway. Recently, I'd begun to wonder how the series continued, so I got the others from the library.) Jeffery Archer has populated this muti-generational multi-book historical saga as one who loves historical fiction. And, as with the first book, Only Time will Tell, this book ends with a virtual "cliffhanger" episode which makes you scramble for the next book. Harry, upon the disaster of his nuptuals to Emma with Old Jack's revelations, jumps onto a ship with the shirt term goal of joining the Royal Navy and leaving Bristol far behind. Circumstances force him switching identities with a now dead co-worker, and upon his debarture from the boat, the man he switched IDs with, who was buried at sea, is arrested, and no one believes Harry when he comes clean about who he is. A convoluted series of events bring him to be the deputy librarian at the prison he is sent to as he begins to see corruption on a grand scale, and just how consequences evolve for good or for bad. Meanwhile, back in Bristol, we see WW2 through the eyes of Maisie, his mother, Giles, Emma and Hugo Barrington, and other characters who pivot around him. And, after Harry, with Emma's help, has made a type of lemonade out of the lemons he's been confronted with, the whole climax of the book again leaves us sitting on the edge, waiting for some sort of resolution.... Well worth reading for historical 20th Century fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had never read Jeffrey Archer before, listened to audiobook of the first- (Only Time will tell) in the Clifton Chronicles series. After reading Sins of the Father, had to get the third, too. The author does tell the story through the eyes of the characters, sometimes repeating events previously covered, but always with a different slant, through the perspective of the various characters. Interesting read! Looking forward to the fourth.
GranT More than 1 year ago
After reading Only Time Will Tell, I couldn't wait for The Sins of the Father! I paid way too much for this book but it was worth every penny! Archer gets you involved with the characters and you find yourself rooting for most while hoping that some get their just rewards! I cannot wait for the third installment as Archer leaves you hanging. Don't miss these enjoyable reads!
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great book a must read
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Similar to the first book, Archer's novel was captivating, historically interesting and generally a good read with interesting characters. Enjoyed it very much.
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VivisMom More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the series - great character and story-line development. On to #3!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am hooked!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book as much as the 1st book of this trology. I am having so much fun with this family's story. Can't wait to read the next one. Only complaint: the "Englishness" of the story. Not being familiar with English justice system, I had trouble following the importance and meaning of some of the legal issues in the story.
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I wish the audio version was not so expensive. I read the nook version and just loved it. The first audio version spoiled me. Hearing the spoken accent actually brings you right in. I love the story and bought the next.
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