Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer
(The Clifton Chronicles #3)
384 pages or 11 hrs., 15 min.
I'm still enjoying this British saga, and the reader is remarkable! Archer doesn't spend a lot of time describing the curtains, furniture, and wardrobe selections (thank heaven!) and instead focuses on the life events and choices of his characters.
"1945, London. The vote
in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family
fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor's deciding vote will
cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington.
Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved
Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her
father's office on the night he was killed...
"In 1957, Sebastian [Clifton] wins a
scholarship to Cambridge, and a new generation of the Clifton family
marches onto the page. But after Sebastian is expelled from school, he
unwittingly becomes caught up in an international art fraud involving a
Rodin statue that is worth far more than the sum it raises at auction." --book jacket