Monday, February 15, 2016
Family, Faith, Forgiveness all Wrapped Up in a Good Emotional Story
The Daughters of Jim Farrell by Sylvia Bambola takes the reader into the world of Pennsylvania Coal country in 1873. It tells the story of the three daughters of a man Jim Farrell who want to clear their Father's name, a Father who had been wrongly, they were sure, of murder and hung. It tells of the struggles of his family trying to survive by making their home a boarding house and all the while living with the shame that comes with their Father's hanging. Kate, who is bitter from what has happened, decides to talk her sisters into finding out what really happened and clearing their Father's name. Trouble starts for the whole family when the investigating starts. Will they be able to find the truth before more people get hurt? What will they find and will it help at all?
This is a very fast moving, good story of love, family, faith and forgiveness. It also is one of finding strength through your Faith when things are tough. The struggles of the coal miners and the greed of the railroad for this time period plays an important part and adds to the story in a big way.
I enjoyed the book. I loved how the characters all grew in their faith, maturity, and strength. It was an eye opening book to the conditions found in coal country in 1873, I found the song Tennessee Ernie Ford use to sing "I owe my soul to the company store" come to mind when reading this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a book with history, faith, love wrapped in a good plot.
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I was provided a complimentary book from Heritage Publishing House through Bookcrash for my honest and fair review.
Until Next Time:
GRAB A CUP OF COFFEE OR TEA, SOME CHOCOLATE, A GOOD BOOK AND KEEP ON READING!