Only time will tell is a chronicles of a family that bears from generation to generation that includes failures, success, heartbreak and triumph. Harry Clifton, a little boy, who belongs to this unfortunate family, which can hardly manage three meals a day. To make the family run, his mother starts working at a small teashop.
The protagonist, Harry Clifton is a quite promising boy and an illegitimate son, whose mother is confused about his father. He is fiercely determined to solve the issue of his confused parentage. The story develops through several characters and evokes disappointments, success and victory in various points of time. Every character has its own space and significance and is never ignored or blurred by the other. Many twist and turns surround him at different point of time but all become obvious at the end.