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Sons of Fortune

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  15,195 Ratings  ·  493 Reviews
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING author Jeffrey Archer-returns with a powerful tale of twins separated by fate and reunited by destiny.

In Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940s, a set of twins is parted at birth-not by accident. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman, while his twin brother begins his days as Fletcher Davenport, so
ebook, 400 pages
Published January 8th 2003 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2002)
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Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed Sons of Fortune. It was gripping throughout.

(Spoiler alert!) My only two pieces of criticism are these:
1) That, when Rebecca Elliot broke down in the courtroom and admitted to killing her husband, her confession seemed too word-perfect and unrealistic. She didn't pause, stutter or rephrase anything - like I would have imagined her to do.

2) That Nat's son, Luke, committed suicide on hearing that his mother had been a prostitute once upon a time. I felt that this was totally u
Raven and Beez
Aug 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book like all other Jeffrey Archer books is great. The start of the book reminded me of his book The Fourth Estate (A book review that I have already done) but as you go on reading you will realise that it's nothing like that book at all.

The story is set in the time between the 1940's and the end of the twentieth century. They have a common rival Elliot, who in my opinion is a total jerk (which is obviously what the author wanted us to feel). There is intense rivalry at diffe
Laura Brown
Aug 19, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-fiction
Boring! Couldn't get interested in the dull characters and the obvious, plodding story where 2 parallel lives unfailingly continue down similar paths unaware of the other. Typical twin separated at birth plot. I rarely put a book down once I start, but I predicted every page before I read it and realized it just was never going to give me a reason to turn another page.
Alex Telander
Jeffrey Archer is a well-established English author, who has written such bestsellers as Kane and Abel and Honor Among Thieves, but his latest addition to the publishing world, Sons of Fortune, fails in many ways; maybe it is because he wrote it under the duress of incarceration?

For about a year now Archer has spent his time in prison because he was essentially embezzling money as a member of the House of Lords. In that time he has written and produced a play pleading his innocence, and has writ
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
This book was an absolute entertainer from start to end! I may change the rating later but as of now i want to give it full stars.

Now I have changed it to 4..

I usually tend to read two books at a time especially if one of the books is more than 500 pages reason being somewhere in the mid i may get bored of the pace or the characters or may be i just need a break from that book but i was totally wrong when i started this one. From the moment i started till the end it didn’t even cross my mind to
Kaycee ❤️
Sons of Fortune enthralled me. Totally. One of the Books I will never get enough of. It was my first Archer novel, and I’m glad that I decided to read this wonderful, gripping and remarkable story.

Nat Cartwright and Fletcher Davenport; separated at birth are dizygotic twins (twins developed from two separate oocytes fertilized at the same time. They may be of the same or opposite sex, differ both physically and genetically) they were both raised in different worlds. One, goes to a wealthy fam
Jeffrey Archer must have been off his meds, or on them beyond the recommended dose for a year.(He is usually great.) The story is packed full of English aristocratic snobbery, but transferred to America. Clumsily transferred. Standard, rich twins separated at birth. One raised poorer. They both whoop ass in slightly different ways, but of course they are both swinging for the fence. I wonder if he was on a Connecticut country club tour with elderly Yale and boarding school alumni the entire time ...more
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Jul 16, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was not as good as I anticipated as I feel as if the story is being prolonged. However, it does let the readers feel more connection to the character.
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Huge fan of the twist and turns of this book. Archer is a master at storytelling. I feel that I can relate to the characters and the storylines presented. Very exciting read.
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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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“Here was a man, when comes such another?” 6 likes
“Just as soon as I get this cast off," Fletcher said, "I'm going to kick your ass."
"You shouldn't speak to Dr Renwick like that, after all he's done for you," said Nat, with a grin.
"Why not?" asked Fletcher. "He filled me up with your blood, so now I'm half the man I was."
"Wrong again," said Nat. "You're twice the man you were, but still half the man I am.”
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