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Jeffrey Archer writes books that are very much in the style of the late Catherine Cookson Like her, he is a very good story teller, but this is not great literature I feel this series is like a soap opera on TV Most of the story lines are completely implausible, but you feel compelled to continue reading I enjoyed reading this book until I got to the last paragraph The books ends on a cliff hanger, requiring you to buy the next in the series I think that is cheating the reader, and I personally will not be reading the rest of the series. As ever Archers books are easy to digest However after reading book 1 and 2 in the Clifton series I shall not be reading any There is a difference between leaving a reader feeling satisfied and hungry for rather than feeling slightly duped There s not really an ending to this story you have to buy the next book and the next book probably to achieve that Archer and his publisher probably feel quite proud of their little breadcrumb tactic but it s an insult to the readers intelligence If this was an iPhone android game it would be getting hauled over the coals as it s effectively a pay to finish strategy. The Sins of the Father is the second book in the Clifton Chronicles series If you have not read the first book Only Time Will Tell , then I think you will not fully appreciate this novel as it focuses on what happens to a number of the central characters who featured in Only Time Will Tell Further, the plot not only picks up with the cliff hanger that ended the first novel, it also ends with a cliff hanger that will leave you wanting to read the next book in the series or extremely frustrated if this form of story ending annoys you Normally I am very critical of ending novels on a cliff hanger as I much prefer novels that are self contained However, in this case I make an exception as the plot to date really immerses you with the ramifications of events decisions made by the central characters whose lives are so intertwined.The Sins of the Father features what happens to Harry Clifton, Giles Barrington Harry s boyhood chum , Emma Barrington Giles sister Harry s lover , Hugo Barrington Emma Giles father Maisie Clifton Harry s mother , during World War II With each twist and turn in the plot, their lives become complex and fraught with challenges Jeffrey Archer s writing certainly keeps us turning the pages to find out what happens next to each of these characters.So, provided you are not put off by such sagas, this is a really great story, but I am just a little apprehensive about whether the remaining five volumes will hold my interest as much as these first two have done only time will tell. Absolutely loving this family saga This book focuses on Harry and Emma and how, when you truly love someone, you will go to the ends of the earth to find them.Harry, presumed dead after the sinking of the ship he was sailing to America on, assumes the identity of a dead US comrade, all to free Emma from her obligation to him I won t tell you what, as it will spoil the story Unbeknownst to him, the person he is now pretending to be, is wanted for murder and desertion, and poor Harry ends up in a US prison Needless to say, no one believes he is Harry Clifton.Emma, in true Barrington stubbornness, refuses to believe he is dead and seeks the help of her Aunt to find him Sometimes, if I m honest, it seems a little too convenient that she is able to gain access to all these high ranking people to enable her to find Harry, but it doesn t detract from a great story.Whilst in prison, Harry starts to write diaries of his time leading up to and including his incarceration These end up being published.sound familiar.I am now halfway through the next one, as well as reading a book for my book club Needless to say, I don t want to read the book for my book club I have read book 1 and book 2 and have now started book 3 Of all the book I have read, I find Jeffrey Archers Chronicals the best by far The story is brilliant, but most of all it s the way he has written them They are so easy to read and keep up with the story and the people in it I m read them on my kindle These first three are a very reasonable price, but looks like the last two are much dearer Will probably buy them though, as the story is so good. JA a brilliant writer and storyteller, he has a habit of leaving you hanging at the end of the book clever so you have to read the next in the series to follow the plot If you love novels and reading and great twists and turns, then I would highly recommend JA s books to get your teeth stuck into. I bought this sequel from before I finished the first book in the Clifton Chronicles I knew I would want to continue with the saga.Jeffrey I feel he s a friend now always writes a good story and this could be read without having knowledge of the first book, but not recommended He is very knowledgable and puts everything into making the story realistic This particular book includes history, art and above all politics, giving an insight into all the skulduggery a word Jeffrey would probably use himself I like his vocabulary and always learn something from his books a new word, facts from history or culture Having said that, it is, as always, a well written story and family saga Nearly through the third book now and still thoroughly enjoying. The second book in Jeffrey Archer s highly acclaimed The Clifton Chronicles, The Sins of the Father takes the reader on a breath taking journey from the backstreets of Bristol to the boardrooms of Manhattan The book opens in New York,Harry Clifton, under the new identity of Tom Bradshaw, finds himself arrested for first degree murder When Sefton Jelks, a top Manhattan lawyer, offers his services for nothing, penniless Harry has little choice but to accept his advice After Harry is tried, found guilty and sentenced, Jelks mysteriously disappears, and the only way for him to prove his innocence is to reveal his true identity something that he has sworn never to do in order to protect the woman he loves Meanwhile Emma Barrington, the young woman in question, travels to New York She has left their son behind in England, having decided she ll do whatever it takes to find the man she had hoped to marry unwilling to believe that he died at sea The only proof she has is a letter a letter that has remained unopened and unread on a mantelpiece in Bristol for over a year, but the hand is unmistakeable In Jeffrey Archer s epic novel, family loyalties are stretched to their very limits as secrets continue to unravel Book Review The Sins of the Father The Clifton Chronicles Book 2 Author Jeffery ArcherI wasn t wrong when after reading the first book in the series, I had ordered the rest of the books Once again finished the second book in a single fortnight Yes it s that engaging Mr Archer, as I have said so earlier, is one of the best authors of modern day literature.The story continues where the first book left off I must say the second book has widened it s horizons Although the element of mystery which was there in the first book, was altogether missing That may be the case that the story was progressing from a drama mystery to something even engaging Both the books leave you in cliffhanger position at the last paragraph where you are evident to grab the next copy While I usually give some time before I continue a series but not this time, the third book lies on my side and I am immensely tempted to munch on its pages.Trust me, start the series.The Clifton Chronicles.A three and a half stars for the second book. I have no plans to carry forward my sins into 2018 so finished reading The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer yesterday itself The book is the second in the Clifton Chronicles A typical Bollywood masala storyline, I would say No wonder Bollywood is always keen to steal from his works.The book is set in the background of World War ll Harry Clifton, the protagonist, joins a ship to get naval experience before joining British Navy but is declared dead in the first book Rather, that is the message he sends across due to personal tensions back at home The ship he travels in is attacked by Germans which kills many people Though, he is saved He takes up the identity of his American companion, Tom Bradshaw who dies during the attack and travels to America Unfortunately, Harry ends up in jail in America for some crime committed by Tom Bradshaw The story moves on from here at a fast pace His girlfriend, Emma comes in search for him from Britain without any clue about him His friend from school, Giles Barrington, who is Emma s brother as well, joins British Military services Harry s mother toils in a hotel as a waitress to forget about her son s demise She is an illiterate woman who fails to read the letter Harry sents only to her telling he is alive It s a typical hero versus villian kind of story where the hero is wronged throughout and the entire world is sympathetic The villian moves from being bad to worse till it turnsout to be fatal to him All in all, it s a good, fast pace book which spills into the third series, leaving you curious to know what happens next.