Be careful what you wish for.
Publication year: 2014
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2014.
ISBN: 0230748252 9780230748255 (hbk): 20.00
'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 Emma's 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, Jessica s future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick.
Series title: Clifton chronicles ; 4
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Jeffrey Archer has a rare gift as a master story teller;’ Be Careful What You Wish For’ is the fourth book in the Clifton Chronicles and opens with the car crash that ended the third book ‘Best Kept Secret’. It continues the story of the Cliftons and Barringtons and the fortunes of the Barrington Shipping Line. The twists and turns in the story will keep you on the edge of your seat completely engrossed till the end. The book sees the entry of Cedric Hardcastle a dull non risk taking banker who quietly behind the scenes has his own unique way of changing lives and fortunes. The tale restores your faith in individual and personal virtues such as love, friendship and female intuition but can they overcome grief, vanity and vindictiveness. Timing is crucial, The Flying Scotsman is not known for being late and to quote Emma Clifton ‘My life would be so much simpler if I always knew to the exact minute I would be arriving anywhere’. As always you’re lulled into a force sense of security be
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