The Sins of the Father (The Clifton Chronicles #2)
On the heels of the international bestseller Only Time Will Tell, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the Clifton Chroniclesâ.
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 Mercha
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The Sins of the Father is Book 2 in The Clifton Chronicles. It is better if you read - Only Time Will Tell Book 1 first for better understanding and hence ...more
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I have finally completed The Sins of The Father by Jeffrey Archer, the second installment to his Clifton Chronicles. This novel picks up exactly where Only Time Will Tell leaves off with the arrest of Harry Clifton after he assumes the name of Tom Bradshaw. Bradshaw is being accused of murdering his brother and is taken into custody with no r ...more
I know that people are generally advised to "write about what you know", but surely no-one can have failed to have groaned when a Jeffrey Archer protagonist wrote a prison diary. No ...more
On the positive side, witty, charming dialogues continue between largely likeable characters. The ...more
Meanwhile Emma Barrington, Harry's love and mother to his son, has embarked on a quest to find out what happened to Harry. Her quest leads her to the States,where she finds she is truly out of her element as she ...more
BUT OH MY GOD. I started reading the book at about 4 thinking I would read some chaps during the two hour power cut. Being lazy nowadays - I had convinced myself I am losing my appetite for books. But Archer just proved that my tummy is destined for unseen obesity levels!
Like another reviewer wrote , ...more
First, you cant appreciate this book without having read the other, so that is already a dependence, a handicap which must be recognised - it is not a level playing field. Second, the Prisoner's Diary bit is already a borrowed theme from Jeffery Archer's non fiction chronicle of his exp ...more
There is nothing new or notable about the plot: son of a dock worker is smart, lovable, and deserving of a chance to a good education in pre-WWII England. He befriends the richest family in the region's son and the t ...more
When I first saw that this book was coming out in May, I was very surprised and happy, as the first one was published in August. I guess it is not as short of a window as I thought, but typically it is about a year between books bring published in a series, assuming th ...more
The Sins of the Father is the second in his five-book Clifton Chronicles saga. Written in the perfect family saga tradition, Archer is comfortably in his element.
Harry Clifton arrives in the United States in 1939. As he leaves the ship, he is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit, and sent to jail for 6 years. In prison, he turns to books as a way to preserve his sanity. After a few months of hell, ...more
Which is why, I was so excited to read The Sins of the Father. Placed a hold at the local library, for a large-print copy, mind you, as there was a shorter waiting list there. :P Got the book, read it in a single night - 6 hours flat! So yes, the book is quite fast-paced and well-narrated, and has a ...more
Sentimos uma simpatia especial com alguns dos personagens que nos faz desejar que tudo lhes corra sempre de feição.
The drama of the Cliftons and the Barringtons conti ...more
I love to hate Jeffrey Archer. His ability to leave each chapter at a point where you want to read next chapter makes it difficult to put down any book written by him. But what can you do if he leaves his book at such point and you do not know when the next book in the series will come out. “The Sins of the Father” is the second book in “The Clifton Chronicles”. I had read the first book “Only Time will Tell” last year and waiting for second book was really difficul ...more
By Jeffrey Archer
In the second volume of the Clifton Chronicles, this master story teller proceeds with the world of Harry Clifton as he joins the merchant navy only days before Britain declares war on Germany. A U boat sinks Harry’s ship with only two survivors. The other survivor is an Americans sailor named Tom Bradshaw who doesn’t survive the night. Harry decides to assume Tom Bradshaw’s identity to escape his past in England primarily to all ...more
But even so, this was an enjoyable read. It followed the stories of several of the characters over the course of about 6 years. I like the twists and turns that Archer puts into his writing, and I am keen to read the next in t ...more
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Reviewed by Fran Lewis
Love and breeding do strange things when trying to protect someone from being hurt. One family would rather not have Harry Clifton as part of theirs as his heritage is in question and the end result might not be what they hoped for. Harry Clifton decided to trade places with Tom Bradshaw to protect the woman he loved from knowing he was still alive. Would you agree to six months in prison for a crime you did not commit to clear th ...more
I have but read a few of his books, ‘Kane and Abel’, ‘Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less’, ‘Shall We Tell the President?’, ‘The Eleventh Commandment’, and most recently his two novels of Clifton Chronicles- ‘Only Time Will Tell’ and ‘The Sins of the Father’.
I must say, I am awed by this master story-teller, who knows very well ...more
Depois de ter devorado o primeiro volume da série Harry Clifton, parti de imediato para o segundo volume, que felizmente tinha disponível, movida pela curiosidade de saber o que acontecia ao jovem Harry depois do cliffhanger em que o autor deixou a história.
A vontade de Harry em participar na 2.ª Guerra Mundial leva-o a uma viagem de barco que acaba em tragédia, tendo Harry decidido assumir a identidade de um companheiro de tripulação americano. A seu ...more
If I had read this book instead of listening to the audio I may n ...more
He was a Member of Parliament and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, and became a life peer in 1992. His political career, having suffered several controversies, ended after a conviction for perverting the course of justice and his subsequent imprisonment. He is married ...more