Book Review: Sons of Fortune by Jeffrey Archer

November 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

Title: Sons of Fortune | Author: Jeffrey Archer
Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Politics
Format: Paperback | Date Finished: Nov 17, 2013
Rating: 4 Cups of Coffee

IN HUSHED MATERNITY WARD, an infant dies, while twin brothers thrive. By morning, one mother is told that her only child is doing fine. Another is told that she has tragically lost one of her sons. Twins separated at birth, Nathaniel Cartwright and Fletcher Davenport have been raised in different worlds, and have both thrived among the best and brightest of their generation. In an era of violent change, free love, and blind ambition, Nat goes off to war, while Fletcher enters political combat. With each choice they make in love and career, through tragedy and triumph their lives mirror one another until a high-profile murder case brings them together. Until a high-stakes political battle turns them into rivals. Until a decades-old secret is exposed and two powerful men must confront their bonds of fate and fortune. –Goodreads

My Review

Sons of Fortune is a book that I thoroughly enjoyed. Despite of its 500 over pages length, the story is very captivating and it got me hooked up until the very last page. The story is about the lives of two amazing men, Nataniel Cartwright and Fletcher Davenport. They are dizygotic twins who were separated at birth, with Fletcher being switched to replace the deceased baby of another parents. There are a lot of things happened in this book: how they were raised, schools and colleges, their career paths, love and families, and how they meet each other without knowing that they’re related by blood.

It was brilliant and this masterpiece proves that Jeffrey Archer is a true genius. Along the way, I keep on wondering what will happen to these two characters and I keep on hoping that they will meet each other and knew the whole thing. Nat and Fletcher are two amazing characters and I really liked them. They’re two remarkable and ambitious people with positive attitudes and I kind of really admire Nat and Fletcher and feel like I want to be one of their friends. That’s why I envy Tom and Jimmy so much. At the beginning of the story Nat and Fletcher fall for the same girl, Diane but neither one of them ended up with her which I was so grateful. Nat married amazing Su Ling, and Fletcher is so in love with lovely his wife Anne. These two women figures are also amazing and very supportive to Nat and Fletcher throughout the story.

The part of the story that I enjoyed the most was during the trial, when Fletcher had to defend Nat for the murder he didn’t commit. Well, I always enjoyed court’s procedures and Archer really did a good job with that part. But, I am so sorry for Nat and Su Ling for their lost. I didn’t see that one coming and it broke my heart. But the beautiful ending makes me feel better. OK, I couldn’t say any bad thing but one about Sons of Fortune:  Archer should include Nat’s parents and Fletcher’s parents more in the story. I would like to know more about them. Other than that, this book is a brilliant masterpiece. If you’re into leadership and politic story with the touch of law and order as well as family drama, you should pick this one up. It will blow your mind away. But hey, who wins the election?!


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