A Few Men Faithful: A Kavanagh Story by Jim Wills

Rating: 5 Stars
Pages: 314
Genre: Historical Fiction
ISBN-10: 1448685575
ISBN-13: 978-1448685578

In A Few Men Faithful, Jim Wills perfectly blends details of Ireland during 1916 to 1924 with fiction; such that, you may question whether the main characters are real or fictitious. For those unaware of the troubles in Ireland, this book is an eye-opener. Additionally it is a story of love and loyalty and the strains of civil war.

The story starts with three Kavanagh brothers fighting the English. One is killed; one is captured and jailed; one, Danny, continues to fight. The story centers on Danny’s exploits and their effects on him, his wife and family, and his friends.

Detailed descriptions, fast-paced action, realistic dialogue, and a well-crafted story made it difficult for me to put the book down. Fortunately, this is the first of a series, and I can look forward to the sequels.