Sins of the Fathers

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Fawcett Crest, Apr 12, 1985 - Fiction - 736 pages
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"Full of fascinating dialogue, surprising twists of plot, and well-developed, memorable characters, a stunningly successful work of fiction."
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This is the tumultuous novel of men and women pitted against a world of wealth, power, and privilege...the story of the powerful Van Zale clan, and the man, Cornelius Van Zale, whose dynastic struggle to control a great fortune becomes the center of his life. When the world of the Van Zales, of servants and country houses, of European summers and Bar Harbor clambakes, polite marriages and discreet affairs, suddenly begins to fall apart, we see this glamorous sphere for what it really is--rife with ruthless, power-hungry men, fortune hunters, secret sex, blackmail...and violence.

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Review: Sins of the Fathers (Van Zale #2)

User Review  - Cindy Kanode - Goodreads

I was thoroughly entertained. This book had a good plot with sufficient twists to keep my attention...some very unexpected. I enjoyed the varying character perspectives. I read this book (Van Zale #2 ... Read full review

Review: Sins of the Fathers (Van Zale #2)

User Review  - Marsha - Goodreads

Would reread right away if I had the time. Love these family sagas Read full review

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Susan Howatch was born on July 14, 1940 in England. She graduated from the University of London in 1961 and served as a law clerk and secretary in the early 1960s before becoming a full-time writer. She writes in a variety of genres, including mystery, romance, and historical fiction. Her books include The Dark Shore, April's Grave, Penmarric, and the six-volume Starbridge series.

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