Be Careful What You Wish for

Be Careful What You Wish for

Book - 2014 | First U.S. edition
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"Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend? 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, Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner. In London, Harry and Emma's daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted until Jessica's future mother-in-law has a visit from a friend who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice. Then Cedric Hardcastle, a Yorkshireman who no one has come across before, takes his place on the board of Barringtons. This causes upheaval and will change the lives of every member of the Clifton and Barrington families. Hardcastle's first decision is who to support to become the chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or Alex Fisher? And with that the story takes yet another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Be Careful What You Wish For showcases the master storyteller's 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250034489
Branch Call Number: F ARCHE-J
Characteristics: 387 pages ; 25 cm


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Jul 26, 2020

book 4 in series

Apr 27, 2019


Shallow characters and bizarre plot turns. It reminded me of the tv series "Dallas" . Was the author aiming for a TV script?

Nov 09, 2018

Loved the first two in this series, liked the third, couldn’t get interested in this. Unfortunately, the storyline became formulaic, and the characters uninteresting for me. Too bad.

Aug 16, 2017

The whole series is a great read period. It is one series where I will read it beginning to end again. It would be great to see it is a mini series.

Mar 04, 2017

I did not realize this was a number 4 novel in a series. the book was not marked and I usually watch for these kind of things but missed this one. I enjoyed the book but wish I had read the first 3. I am going to finishing reading the series - #5 & 6. Am excited to read the next chapters in the lives of these rich people.

Jul 12, 2016

Did not realize this was part of a series. Worth trying the first book.

Jun 22, 2016

always enjoy this author. and now Im hooked on this series. and cant wait to read the last installment. ss

Feb 09, 2016

I find myself more interested in the political aspects of Archer's series than the business ones. I also enjoy reading about the personal lives of the Barrington-Clifton family. Finally Sebastion is growing up, one of the few characters to show change in Archer's hands. Otherwise, events just happen. He drops his typical cliff hangers all over the place, keeping one turning the pages, with the biggest one at the end. This ensures that, like many, I will be reading to the end of the series. But after that, I'll have had enough Archer to last a lifetime. He's just not a good writer.

Jun 14, 2015


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