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Sebastian is dead, is the opening line of Be Careful What You Wish For, but just like all of Jeffrey Archers tales, its the first of many twists, because Harry Clifton, Sebastians father, rushes to the hospital only to discover…

When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to take his place, but Don Pedro Martinez plans to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, so he can destroy the Barrington family firm once and for all.

The talented Jessica Clifton, Harry and Emmas adopted daughter, wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art and falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted and preparations for the nuptials are well under way, when Charlotte Bingham, Jessicas future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice.

But then, without warning, a man no one had ever heard of takes his place on the board of Barringtons and causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated. Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshire banker, quickly decides who he should support, Emma Clifton or Don Pedro Martinez, and the story takes yet another twist.

In one last throw of the dice, Martinez sets up an audacious coup when the MV Buckingham sets sail on its maiden voyage to New York.  If you were on the edge of your seat at the end of Best Kept Secret, then prepare for sleepless nights once youve turned the last page of Be Careful What You Wish For, when you will wonder how Harry, Emma and Giles can possibly survive.

Be Careful What You Wish For showcases the master storytellers talent like never before—as the Clifton and Barrington families march forward into the sixties, in an epic tale of love, loss, ambition and betrayal.

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International bestselling author Jeffrey Archers saga continues in Be Careful What You Wish For as the Clifton and Barrington families march forward into the sixties—and into a whole new world. . .

Harry Clifton and his wife, Emma, are rushing to the hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a car accident. But who has died: Sebastian or his best friend, Bruno?

"Thoroughly engaging."—Booklist

Back in London, Harry and Emmas adopted daughter is engaged to be married. But can her future in-laws be trusted? Meanwhile, plans are under way for the Barrington Shipping Company as it sets to launch its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham. But who will become the next chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or the egregious and spiteful Major Alex Fisher? Then, without warning, a new character enters the picture: Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman with his own vision for the future of the shipping business—and who will alter the course of the Clifton and Barrington families lives forever...

"Excellent…Archer knows how to dole out tiny crumbs of suspense right up to the last page."—The Washington Post

Synopsis:

Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno?

When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham.

Back in London, Harry and Emmas adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted until Priscilla Bingham, Jessicas future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice.

Then, without warning, Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman who no one has come across before, takes his place on the board of Barringtons. This causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated, and will change the lives of every member of the Clifton and Barrington families. Hardcastles first decision is who to support to become the next chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or Major Alex Fisher? And with that decision, the story takes yet another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Jeffrey Archer's Be Careful What You Wish For showcases the master storytellers talent as never before - when the Clifton and Barrington families march forward into the sixties, in this epic tale of love, revenge, ambition and betrayal.

About the Author

Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britains House of Commons and nineteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections—including Best Kept Secret, The Sins of the Father, Kane and Abel, and False Impression—have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

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writermala, April 29, 2014 (view all comments by writermala)
As a reviewer it is my responsibility not to divulge any of the plots of books I review. This is kind of hard to do with Jeffrey Archer's novels, in particular, the books in the Clifton Chronicles.

"Be careful what you wish for" begins where "Best Kept Secret" ends, and is just as intriguing. The Cliftons and the Barringtons battle hard against their enemies and the book which details this battle is a gripping tale.

While telling this tale, Archer's characters, even in the midst of a deadly battle maintain their British poise and droll sense of humour and it is a treat to read.

At the end of the book, one is left pondering the question, "Is this the end or is this yet another cliffhanger?"
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ISBN:
9781250034489
Author:
Archer, Jeffrey
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Author:
Jennings, Alex
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Edition Description:
Tall Rack Paperback
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 CDs, 10 hours
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.125 in 1 lb

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International bestselling author Jeffrey Archers saga continues in Be Careful What You Wish For as the Clifton and Barrington families march forward into the sixties—and into a whole new world. . .

Harry Clifton and his wife, Emma, are rushing to the hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a car accident. But who has died: Sebastian or his best friend, Bruno?

"Thoroughly engaging."—Booklist

Back in London, Harry and Emmas adopted daughter is engaged to be married. But can her future in-laws be trusted? Meanwhile, plans are under way for the Barrington Shipping Company as it sets to launch its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham. But who will become the next chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or the egregious and spiteful Major Alex Fisher? Then, without warning, a new character enters the picture: Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman with his own vision for the future of the shipping business—and who will alter the course of the Clifton and Barrington families lives forever...

"Excellent…Archer knows how to dole out tiny crumbs of suspense right up to the last page."—The Washington Post

"Synopsis" by ,

Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno?

When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham.

Back in London, Harry and Emmas adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted until Priscilla Bingham, Jessicas future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice.

Then, without warning, Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman who no one has come across before, takes his place on the board of Barringtons. This causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated, and will change the lives of every member of the Clifton and Barrington families. Hardcastles first decision is who to support to become the next chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or Major Alex Fisher? And with that decision, the story takes yet another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Jeffrey Archer's Be Careful What You Wish For showcases the master storytellers talent as never before - when the Clifton and Barrington families march forward into the sixties, in this epic tale of love, revenge, ambition and betrayal.

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