The Sins of the Father

The Sins of the Father

Book - 2012 | 1st U.S. ed.
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author 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.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9781250000972
9781250010407
Branch Call Number: ARCHE
Characteristics: 339 p. : geneal. tables ; 25 cm.

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nmccrohan
Apr 27, 2019

second

Ever since I read Only Time Will Tell, the first in the Clifton Chronicles, I was waiting eagerly for this book and it did not disappoint. Archer takes the story of the Barringtons and the Cliftons along new and previously uncharted territory in a gripping novel. I turned the pages fast and furiously only to find that the ending is again a cliffhanger! Now I’m waiting for the next one… (submitted by library customer MA)

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matcat44
Oct 22, 2018

Very easy read that keeps me turning the pages.

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DorisWaggoner
Jan 02, 2016

This second in the series is marginally better, if only because we know the characters. Also the book's cut up in larger chunks that aren't as repetitive of action as in the first. Still, the characters tend to be very "cardboard," either very saintly or total villains. The ending is a complete cliffhanger that will require reading book 3, clearly Archer's intent. A guilty pleasure; I read the large print version in 24 hrs.

akasq Jul 28, 2015

#2 in the series THE CLIFTON CHRONICLES, The series only gets better,with a great surprising ending. Looking forward to #3

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bethtownsend
Jun 11, 2013

Implausible and poorly written. Can't believe I found it on a bestseller list!

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redworc
Jun 11, 2013

Looking forward to my turn with the 3rd book!

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MaryMaryJ
Apr 10, 2013

Was relatively entertaining.

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ghyslaine
Apr 06, 2013

I picked up this book not knowing it was part of a serie so I will read the first one. I loved the Sins of the Father kept me reading every spare minute I had.

Looking forward to the new one.

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molly
Mar 03, 2013

Yep, after all these years and a prison sentence, our Kane and Abel author has not lost his touch. Grabs you and zips right along

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