The Sins of the Father

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jen25 says:
I love historical fiction, sweeping family sagas and mysteries, especially if there are sequels! Lately I've become obsessed with The Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer. Now I'm sure many of you have read these long ago, but I am new to the series, and find that the historical references are amazingly relevant today, including mentions of the Berlin Wall and the fall of communism, and the early roots of the European Union. Archer weaves the story of the Clifton and Barrington families into the actual events of the times with plot lines that are not always predictable. An enjoyable read!
rachel22 says:
This is the second book in the Clifton chronicles and I seriously could not put it down. It is like an intelligent soap opera for the mind - oxymoron right?Ok, so stop reading now as this is going to be a major spoiler alert. The story picks up with Harry Clifton joining the British Navy under the name of Tom Bradshaw. After the ship sinks, Harry survives - only to be thrown in jail as Tom Bradshaw was a deserter. In jail, Harry writes a book called the diary of a convict, which becomes a best seller. Harry's mom marries Mr Holcombe, who was a teacher from Harry's old school, Merrywood, and is very happy and settled - finally, some happiness for the poor hard working woman.Harry's biological father has another child with a woman called Olga, who then blackmails him using the baby as leverage. Olga then kills him in self-defense and then commits suicide, leaving the poor little baby without any parents.The rest you will have to read yourself as I have given away far to much in my review, but not enough that you cannot still enjoy the book and the twists and turns in the story.I can't wait for the next book in the Clifton Chronicles.MoreLess
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Guest 6 years ago

I thought the book was very good until the ending. Too drawn out and boring!

Guest 5 years ago

The story was pretty interesting and really well written. Sort of a page turner book, however I was not expecting it to finish just like that. If the site does post its continuation I would appreciate that because I felt really disappointed the way the book was over.

Guest 7 years ago

the book kept me up for two nights. it is beautifully written.

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