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best-kept-secretName : Best Kept Secret

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Genre : Fiction

Pages : 370+

Language: English

Publication Year: 2013

Is Review Spoiler: No

Rating: 4/5

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You can find “Only Time Will Tell” review – here.

You can find “The Sins Of Father” review – here.

Jeffery Archer is best known as a “master storyteller” and the stories he narrates are so non-put-downable, even though they don’t involve great deal of suspense/thriller/mystery. the character development is as amazing as ‘Only Time Will Tell’ and story is gripping, compelling and great read. Ending is nail-biting and better than ‘The Sins Of Father’. I really can’t wait for fourth book in the chronicles.

‘Best Kept Secret’ – is the third book in “The Clifton Chronicles”; In this book Archer continues the life saga of ‘Harry Clifton’. Like others books in ‘The Clifton Chronicles’ this book to ends with an cliff-hanger in in such way that reader has to wait for next book to be released in the series in order to find out what happened.

Best Kept Secret opens a moment after the end of The Sins of the Father, with the resolution of the trial and the triumphant marriage of Harry Clifton and Elizabeth Barrington, finally uniting their family. Harry, now a bestselling novelist, Emma, their son Sebastian, and orphaned Jessica make a new life for themselves, but all is not as happy and secure as it could be. Emma’s brother, Giles, is engaged to a woman who may be more interested in Barrington’s fortune and title than in a long and happy marriage. And Sebastian, though he is bright, isn’t quite the hard worker that his father was at school, and finds a hard time resisting the temptations that his somewhat unsavory friends provide.

This book is divided into two parts – the first part of the book deals with Harry’s book promotions as a detective novelist and court room trial as to who should inherit the Baringatton title and all that is therein. Second part of the book mainly deals with election campaign of Giles Baringatton, here Archer introduces an old enemy Alex Fisher – who tortured Harry at school and later took credit for Giles’ heroics during the war.

The story continues to next generation of Clifton’s with Sebastian, the son of Harry and Emma, who is not as good as his father at studies and finds a hard time resisting the temptations that his somewhat unsavory friends provide – this leads to another cliff-hanger ending from Jeffrey Archer.

If you are looking for what’s the ‘best kept secret’ is, you won’t find it out until you read half of the book. Believe me title has nothing to do with the actual contents of the book and story.

Jeffrey Archer recently revealed, during his Indian tour from March 10-15, that the Clifton Chronicles might comprise of more books than he had originally planned. Harry Clifton is only 35 at the end of this third book, and Archer suggested that he would have to extend his pentalogy to a hexalogy or even a heptalogy. [“wikipedia”]

If you have read last two book in the chronicles, this is must read for you. For those who haven’t read first two book, I suggest they start with the ‘Only Time Will Tell’.

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Name : The Sins of the Father

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Genre : Fiction

Pages : 370+

Language: English

Publication Year: 2012

Is Review Spoiler: No

Movie based on this book :

Awards :

Rating: 4/5

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You can find the review of “Only Time Will Tell” – here.

Jeffery Archer is best known as a “master storyteller” and the stories he narrates are so non-put-downable, even though they don’t involve great deal of suspense/thriller/mystery. the character development is as amazing as ‘Only Time Will Tell’ and story is gripping, compelling and great read. Ending is nail biting and better than ‘Only Time Will Tell’. I really can’t wait for third book which is titled ‘Best Kept Secret’ will be releasing in 2013.

In the second book of “The Clifton Chronicles” – Archer continues the life saga of Harry Clifton, who is now assumed the Identity of Tom Bradshaw in order to solve the some problem but as soon as he set’s foot in New York – he is arrested for the first degree murder of his brother.

The letter he sent to his mother before assuming the identity of Tom Bradshaw – explaining her that he is alive remains un-opened and every one assumes that he is dead and berried in sea except Emma Baringatton, Emma sets to America to find the truth behind the Harry’s death.

Will she ever finds Harry? Will Massie will ever open the letter of Harry? Will Harry be able to prove his innocence – that he is not Tom Bradshaw? Will Harry and Emma ever meet again? to find out the answers, you have to read the book!

In Jeffrey Archer’s masterful hands, you will be taken on a journey that you won’t want to end, even after you have turned the last page of this unforgettable yarn, because then you will be faced with a dilemma that neither you nor Harry Clifton could ever have anticipated.

Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets recently revealed,
and forced to admit that his wish 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 risks of such a scheme, 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 might be far worse than the one he had hoped to escape.

Name : Only Time Will Tell

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Genre :  Fiction

Pages : 380+

Language: English

Publication Year: 2011

Is Review Spoiler: No

Awards : —

Movie based on this book :

Rating: 4/5 —————————————————————————————————————————

“Only Time Will Tell” is the second book of Jeffrey Archer I read so far. The First one was “Shall We Tell The President”. This book will leave you hanging in air, as this is the first book in the Clifton Chronicles.

Jeffery Archer knows how to put a simple story in such an excellent way that, you can’t even think of putting down the book once you start reading it. Like all of his book this book to has many twists and turns and few jaw dropping moments, specially the last line from the book which will leave you breathless. after reading the last line you will be like “ohh no, what now?”, you can’t just wait for second book in the trilogy.

The book is all about the legendary story of the protagonist “Harry Clifton”, is the first book in Clifton Chronicles of three books. The book is set in pre-second world war era (1919 to 1940) and basically revolves around two families – Barrington and Clifton. This first book has some amazing characters like Old Jack, Harry, Massie, Giles and many more and story is told from the perspective of all the major characters.

The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1919, in the back streets of Bristol. His father was a war hero, but it will be twenty one tumultuous years before Harry discovers the truth about how his father really died and if, in fact, he even was his father.

“Only Time Will Tell” takes a cast of memorable characters from the ravages of the Great War to the outbreak of the Second World War, when Harry must decide whether to take his place at Oxford, or join the fight against Hitler’s Germany.

In Jeffrey Archer’s masterful hands, you will be taken on a journey that you won’t want to end, even after you have turned the last page of this unforgettable yarn, because then you will be faced with a dilemma that neither you nor Harry Clifton could ever have anticipated.

The character development in this book is brilliant, plot is interesting and brilliantly expressed and narration is also good. Overall a very interesting and good read for all fiction fans.


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