Monday, August 1, 2011

First Giveaway!! Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer


In honor of my blog turning two this month, I am hosting my very first giveaway! I am giving away three copies of Jeffrey Archer's new book, Only Time Will Tell which will be released August 30, 2011. I just started reading this book last night and it is going to be a great series. I was hooked from the beginning!

Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer

Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (August 30, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 031253955X
ISBN-13: 978-0312539559


From the internationally bestselling author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes Only Time Will Tell, the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph.

The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the words “I was told that my father was killed in the war.” A dock worker in Bristol, Harry never knew his father, but he learns about life on the docks from his uncle, who expects Harry to join him at the shipyard once he’s left school. But then an unexpected gift wins him a scholarship to an exclusive boys’ school, and his life will never be the same again.

As he enters into adulthood, Harry finally learns how his father really died, but the awful truth only leads him to question, was he even his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore who spent his whole life on the docks, or the firstborn son of a scion of West Country society, whose family owns a shipping line?

This introductory novel in Archer’s ambitious series The Clifton Chronicles includes a cast of colorful characters and takes us from the ravages of the Great War to the outbreak of the Second World War, when Harry must decide whether to take up a place at Oxford or join the navy and go to war with Hitler’s Germany. From the docks of working-class England to the bustling streets of 1940 New York City, Only Time Will Tell takes readers on a journey through to future volumes, which will bring to life one hundred years of recent history to reveal a family story that neither the reader nor Harry Clifton himself could ever have imagined.


Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain’s House of Commons and fourteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections--including And Thereby Hangs a Tale, Kane and Abel, Paths of Glory and False Impression--have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

Now for the giveaway...squeee! Can you tell I'm excited! I love entering giveaways and I love winning them. I love it when a giveaway is simple and since it is my first giveaway, I'm keeping it simple. Just leave a comment along with your e-mail address. Feel free to leave like this - janedoe(at)yahoo(dot)com. I will have pick three winners.

Giveaway Rules

1.Giveaway runs from August 1, 2011- August 19, 2011. Contest ends at midnight CST, August 19.

2.The books are being sent from the wonderful folks at St. Martin's Press, so the giveaway is only open to residents of United States and Canada.

3.Simply leave a comment along with your e-mail address. No email address, no entry, sorry! It's not always easy to track people down.

4.Winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond.

Thank you to Ashley from St. Martin’s Press for making this giveaway possible.


  1. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. It sounds compelling. I have read his books which are memorable. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Congrats on your blog turning 2, and on your first giveaway!


  3. This novel interests me greatly. Many thanks for this great giveaway. Family sagas are unforgettable. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  4. Sounds great! Please enter me!

  5. Hey, Beth, I'm Beth, too.

    I always review books I read and post the reviews to various Web sites. I hear this book has already been a hit in England, so I'd love it.


  6. Hi, Beth!

    Glad you posted this Giveaway, not only do I enjoy Archer's novels, but I also enjoy your Blog! Very nice!! I signed in with GFC and email subscription, so I will be able to keep up with your blog in the future.

    Thanks to you, and Ashley at St. Martin's Press, for this Giveaway!

    My email:
    madley (AT) cogeco (DOT) ca

    Choose Joy!

  7. What a great giveaway! I would love to be entered.

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

  8. I have never read anything of his before, would love to give it a try!

  9. I would love to win a copy of this one!
    stacybooks at yahoo

  10. I love reading generational books. And it's gotta be good if it's Jeffery Archer!

    Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on 2 years!

  11. Sounds intriguing! Hope you enjoy doing your first giveaway!
    buckfamily at

  12. I think Jeffrey Archer is one of the best storytellers of all time. An incredible author, each book seems to be better than his last! I'd love to enter your competition - and HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY!!

  13. Jeffrey Archer has to be one of the greatest story tellers of all time. Each book seems to be better than the last (which is no mean feat!). I'd love to enter into your competition - and HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY!!


  14. It's been a long time since I read a book by Jeffrey Archer...this one sounds captivating. Thank you for hosting a giveaway!


  15. I've not read anything by this author before, but this one sound like a good fit for me. Please enter me:

    peg {at} peggyblannphfier [dot] com

  16. I read Kane and Able a couple of years ago and liked it a lot. I always love a big, multi-generational saga.

    Please enter me in the giveaway. My email is giliond at oandc dot com.

    Congratulations on your 2nd blogiversary!

  17. Happy 2nd Birthday to the blog! And thanks for hosting a great giveaway.

    undermyappletree at gmail dot com

  18. I just discovered your blog, and it is great! I can't wait to read only Time Will Tell; most of Jeffrey Archer's novels are hard to put down and full of surprises.

  19. Thanks for the heads up for this giveaway on your review! Glad I made it!

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

  20. Thank you for the chance to win this book. I enjoy his writing. (

  21. Happy 2nd B-day!

    dcmetroreader (at) gmail (dot) com


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