sons of fortune by jeffrey archer

Written by Darlyn At Saturday, October 23, 2010
Title: Sons of Furtune
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Pages: 608
Rating: 5/5
Source: Personal Copy

Summary (Goodreads):

In Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940s, a set of twins is parted at birth-not by accident. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman, while his twin brother begins his days as Fletcher Davenport, son of a millionaire and his society wife.

During the 1950s and 1960s, the two brothers grow up apart, following similar paths that take them in different directions. Nat leaves college at the University of Connecticut to serve in Vietnam, then finishes school, earns his MBA, and becomes a successful currency dealer. Fletcher, meanwhile, graduates from Yale University with a bachelor's and a law degree, going on to distinguish himself as a criminal defense lawyer.

At various times in their lives, both men are confronted with challenges and obstacles, tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, before they both decide to run for governor, unaware they are brothers.

My Thought:

It's one of his brilliant stories that I love. It has every details that you need to know but not really dragging. I was immensely absorbed with the story from the first page, as I always did whenever I read his books. It may seems boring to know a life story of two person but it certainly has an element which makes you ponder what will happen between the two of them. A separated twin- not by an accident but too many incidents involved related to them that makes you want them to meet each other and to know the whole thing that they are twins. They constantly know each others name and their family always tell them they look terribly the same and could be twins. But it wont happen until the very last minute. Until they run against each other for the governor of the state and by then, the truth will be revealed.

It is an original story and very believable. I love the twin; Nat and Fletcher, it's really a great story of two great person to achieve something good for the nation. They have fair fight and I really love the ending. Such unbelievable yet so remarkable (for me). It looks like a very predictable story but it's not. You can never think that would happen and the ending still make you wonder and think for a while who's the winner. The sensation of plot twisting will evoke such a great temptation to read it to the finish line right at that moment. I thoroughly enjoy the book and it's absolutely a page turner even though it is quite a chunkster. I finished it less in a day and I assure you Archer's spinning tale never let me down.

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  1. I've never read anything by Jeffrey Archer, but I like the sound of this one! Great review! :)

  2. Great review.

    PS your P/S cracks me up ;)

  3. I haven't read any of Archer's work in a while, but he sure does know how to tell a story.

  4. I have a set of Archer's books in my personal library for the longest time, but haven't read them. I really should. He sounds like a great author and so many people told me so. Even this one you've reviewed sounds good!

  5. oh this sounds interesting. twins separated!!

  6. I never heard of this author before! That's why I love your blog, I always keep on adding new books to my very long tbr list! Great review!

  7. Nice review, I haven't read any of his books but want to someday soon.

  8. interesting plot. i've never read this author before but i've heard of him. thanks for the review darlyn :)

  9. You hear such a lot about Jeffrey Archer's books and yet I haven't read a single one - for some reason or other (don't ask me why) they just don't appeal. I'm glad you liked this story though, who knows one day I may even get around to reading it.

  10. I like books that keep you guessing, and the premise for this one is totally interesting. Thanks for the review!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  11. Must be an enjoyable read Sons of Fortune by Jeffrey Archer. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by "to read" list.


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