The Daughters of Jim Farrell is an excellent, well written book. This is the poignant tale of the daughters of a man who was hanged for murder, which forces his wife and daughters to turn their beautiful home into a boarding house in order to support themselves. Believing her father innocent and struggling beneath bitterness, the shame becomes too much for the eldest daughter, Kate. She convinces her sisters to help her clear her father’s name. She hires a Pinkerton investigator to find out who really was the murderer. All too soon their dangerous quest rips the family apart. Amid the turmoil and danger that is stirred up with the investigation, their love for each other and their christian faith stands out.. I enjoyed reading the history given about the coal industry in 1873 and the poverty and danger of those who worked in the mines. This is a well researched book, with interesting and colorful characters, excellent dialogue and good historical details. Interlaced with the suspense and danger portrayed, love still survives. A riveting, wrenching tale of Jim Farrell’s Daughters. Loved this book.