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

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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 Mercha
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published May 8th 2012 by St. Martin's Press
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Kris Taylor I read this one first and understood it. You get the feeling early in that it's a sequel, and there are references to things from the first book --…moreI read this one first and understood it. You get the feeling early in that it's a sequel, and there are references to things from the first book -- but you can easily understand and follow it. I went back and read the first book after, which was less enjoyable because I'd already gotten the gist of it from this book. (less)
Marianne I did exactly what Karen recommends. I was not certain that I wanted to continue reading volume 3 at this point of time - but I did want a more…moreI did exactly what Karen recommends. I was not certain that I wanted to continue reading volume 3 at this point of time - but I did want a more satisfactory ending. I hate all those cliff hangers....(less)

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Lori
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved, loved, loved this second installment of Archers Clifton Chronicles. Being already invested in these characters enabled me to enjoy this even more than the first. Movin' on to book three...
Nancy
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audible
OK! Jeffrey Archer is the best at leaving you hanging and forcing you to buy his next book. I love this story. His characters wrap through history in this case WW II. When we last left Harry and Giles Harry was presumed dead and buried at sea. Emma has had Harry's son but she just cannot accept Harry is really dead. Indeed he is not as that was another loose end from the last book. He had taken the name and identity of an american sailor who was actually the one that died and was buried at sea. ...more
☮Karen
Nov 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am really enjoying this series. It has been a while since I read book #1, Only Time Will Tell, so had forgotten just how much I liked it. I love the characters (the women are just awesome), the family dynamics, the WWII period, all of it. Archer does like to leave you hanging, though, at the end of each book!

It being a series, I'm afraid anything I say will be spoilerish if you haven't read book #1 yet, so I'll just say that if you are considering starting another series, look into this one, t
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Nirmalya
May 18, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: jeffrey-archer
Lord Archer I do believe it's time to stop writing. The Clifton Chronicle's second book Sins Of The Father was undoubtedly your worst work. The good people are classless, brave, ingenious and courageous whereas the bad ones are class-conscious, inept, upper-class arrogant berks. They are just rehashes of all the old books. If this keeps going on you might take Chetan Bhagat's place in my heart! We have read it a million times before; the lower-class kid who excels at everything and befriends the ...more
Barbara
Mar 27, 2017 rated it liked it

3.5 stars

This is the second novel in the seven-book series, 'The Clifton Chronicles.'

In the first book, Only Time Will Tell, Englishman Harry Clifton was about to marry his great love, Emma Barrington, when a surprise revelation derailed the wedding. Turns out Emma's father - shipping heir Hugo Barrington - probably sired Harry as well, back in the days when Harry's mother was an impulsive young woman.

World War II was about to break out and a downcast Harry went off to join the British Navy. Hi
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Char
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
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 book may be kind of sappy, (it's DEFINITELY sappy as compared to my normal reading), and all the characters are pretty much black or white, there are no grays here. That said, I found it to be great fun an
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Patrice Hoffman
Feb 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: This book was won through a Goodreads giveaway!

2nd Disclaimer: If you're looking for a completely unbiased review this is not the place for you!

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
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Mj
May 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Warning - this is a biased review - I am a HUGE Jeffrey Archer fan. Like his other works of fiction, this is a fast-paced, plot-driven book, one you won't want to put down until you're finished reading the entire story. There is never any blood, gore or violence in Archer's books. He just writes a good story with lots of plot twists and turns.

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
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Rohit Enghakat
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star, fiction
It would be injustice to give this book less than five stars. Continuing with the Clifton family saga, the book gets more interesting with the second volume. More twists and turns with a liberal sprinkling of adventure, this is a delightful story from Archer, the master story-teller. I finished this in a marathon reading session over two days flat, my shortest time yet in a long while. It was so engrossing that you constantly want to know what happens in the next page.

Can't wait to get my hands
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Eddie Owens
Apr 13, 2017 rated it liked it
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Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is an English author and former politician.

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
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Other Books in the Series

The Clifton Chronicles (7 books)
  • Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles, #1)
  • Best Kept Secret (The Clifton Chronicles, #3)
  • Be Careful What You Wish For (The Clifton Chronicles, #4)
  • Mightier Than the Sword (The Clifton Chronicles, #5)
  • Cometh the Hour (The Clifton Chronicles, #6)
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