The Sins of the Father

The Sins of the Father

Jeffrey Archer / Dec 02, 2020

The Sins of the Father 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

  • Title: The Sins of the Father
  • Author: Jeffrey Archer
  • ISBN: 9781250000972
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 MerchaOn 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.

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      • Jeffrey Archer

        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 to Mary Archer, a scientist specialising in solar power Outside politics, he is a novelist, playwright and short story writer linkuscmillan author jeffre


    1. 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

    2. 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. [...]

    3. 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 [...]

    4. 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 [...]

    5. 3.5 starsThis 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 [...]

    6. 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 [...]

    7. Disclaimer: This book was won through a 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 reprieve. [...]

    8. 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 [...]

    9. 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 [...]

    10. This is the second part of the Clifton chronicles and I have already reviewed part one, Only Time Will Tell, so not much more to say.Archer is a storyteller; in a more ancient life, he would have told entertained the villagers around the camp fire, with tales of great hunters and mythical beasts.He uses fantastic locations and events where it's almost impossible not to tell an interesting story: an American prison, WWII etc, but it is all done very skillfully.A quick and enjoyable read.

    11. This novel doesn't stand alone - you must read Only Time Will Tell first - and has no more than a couple of chapters of plot relevant to the bigger saga. Or perhaps 1.9 chapters, given that the single thread defining this novel is left incomplete. As a result, this short book is stuffed with exceptionally dull filler.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 [...]

    12. I need more Harry! I totally understand the title of the book though. More Emma, more Giles this time around definitely more Hugo Speaking of Hugotal prick I haven't detested a male character that much in quite some time. And of course, Archer sets the ending so that I have to immediately begin book 3 IMMEDIATELY

    13. Because the first book in the series was so great I went directly on to this one and I was not disappointed. The characters evolved nicely and the story line held its own, but it did not make me want to jump right into the third. However, that being said, I do plan on finishing the series but needed a break, perhaps a different genre. I would recommend this series to those that like epics.

    14. This is the BEST book I have read in the 16 years of my life. Sure I am an archer fan , but my expectations weren't really high after the average only time will tell (with a stunning finish though) 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 , [...]

    15. Clifton Chronicles should have been a single book and not broken into five - this becomes much clearer with the Sins of the Father. More like any middle sections of even good stories, this book is meaningless for anyone who does not remember the details of events from Book 1. The story moves along but appears without any plot and certainly without any satisfactory end to any of the major intrigues. On the positive side, witty, charming dialogues continue between largely likeable characters. The [...]

    16. I began reading this book a few days after having read its predecessor. Although it was enjoyable in parts, i must say that i didnt feel all those 'wow' moments I experienced in 'Only Time Will Tell.' My reasons: 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 [...]

    17. The second episode of the Clifton saga covers the war years, an extraordinary period for all the players. Good stuff, the narrative races along in a very readable style

    18. This is the second of the Clifton Chronicles series. We catch up with Harry Clifton as he disembarks the Kansas Star in America,only to be promptly arrested for murder.He had assumed the identity of Tom Bradshaw, a Navy officer who perished in the U-Boat attack. And now he's in a mess. 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 w [...]

    19. How to rate Jeffrey Archer's "The Clifton Chronicles" series? I honestly don't know what to tell you. If I classify this under "beach reads" (something quick and easy to read), then it's probably more 4 stars. But for a engrossing, well-written generational saga, it's more like a 2. 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 [...]

    20. Well, this was one rip snorting ride that Jeffrey Archer has given us. I have read so many family sagas from the likes of Trollope, Delderfield, Follett and Susan Howatch, and this series is as good as, if not better than those works.Called the Clifton Chronicles, this is the story of the Clifton and Barrington families and there are more plot twists and excitement than one person can describe. A fast reading book, this book is divided up into sections based on the Characters in the book and fol [...]

    21. Jeffrey Archer at his best in this, the second in the Clifton heptalogy, picking up where he left off. The reader learns a great deal more about some of the key characters that fill the plot lines leading into the Second World War. Harry, who took on another man's identity after a military incident, soon learns that his gamble did not pay off and he finds himself incarcerated in New York. Harry spends that time honing his writing skills in jail and is eventually drafted into battle with US Force [...]

    22. For whatever reason I did not enjoy volume 2 of the Clifton Chronicles as much. I LOVED the first one (as evidenced by my 5-star rating) and this one didn't quite live up to my exceptions. I have a few theories as to why this isWhen 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 they [...]

    23. Jeffrey Archer has topped bestseller lists worldwide, with book sales of over 270 million copies.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 [...]

    24. Follow Harry Clifton and his friends and family from 1939 to 1945. Although this is the second book in The Clifton Chronicles series, it can be read as a standalone.I liked how Jeffrey used the same format for this book as he did in the first. Each character had chapters written from their point of view, so you as the reader get the whole story, as opposed to the characters who only get a snip.I liked how Jeffrey gently gave you the backstory, so that if you had not read the first book, you were [...]

    25. I love this series. It absolutely keeps my interest. There's enough going on in everyone's lives that I keep turning pages. It's well written and easy to follow for the most part. Sometimes there is English slang or terms I don't quite get but otherwise I love these books and am onto book 3 now

    26. WARNING: Jeffrey Archer’s – The Clifton Chronicles – is incredibly awesome and outrageously addictive!!!! Archer is not only a masterful storyteller and creator of fascinating characters; he’s the earl of plot twists and king of the cliffhanger. If you haven’t yet read first in series: “Only Time Will Tell,” do yourself a favor and grab a copy and start there. It’ll be a quick read, because you won’t be able to put it down. Then you’ll be scrambling to get a hold of this book [...]

    27. SINS OF THE FATHER THE CLIFTON CHRONICLES VOLUME 2By Jeffrey ArcherIn 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 [...]

    28. The Sins of the Father, the 2nd installment of the Clifton Chronicles, was undoubtedly as good as the first. This book covers what happens to Harry Clifton, Emma Barrington, Giles Barrington and their father Gus Barrington during the WWII. At the end of book one, it was made clear that Harry Clifton couldn't marry the woman he loves, Emma Barrington, because there’s a real possibility they are half-brother and half-sister and the vicar couldn't go through with the ceremony. A desolate Harry de [...]

    29. 2.5 stars After the disappointing ending of book 1, i have to say that sadly this book did not build up until quite late into this book. I didn't like how Harry pretended to be someone else, i didn't like where that took this story and his character and i didn't really get why it was important for him to go through his time in prison or why Archer found it necessary to take the story through what he made the plot and character go through in this book. I do think that the last couple of chapters [...]

    30. Let me begin by saying that I am a huge fan of Jeffrey Archer. I almost swear by Kane and Abel. I love his short stories. I really loved the first book of the Clifton Chronicles - Only Time Will Tell.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 [...]

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