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No Hero's Welcome
The horrors of the First World War devastated many a Dublin family and the Brannigans weren't spared. Struggling to get past their heartache, the family finds itself divided by both the rebellion against British rule and the wide Atlantic. Devoted matriarch Eda Brannigan witnesses her family unraveling. Sean and Molly make startling choices with potentially lethal conseque ...more
ebook, 278 pages
Published September 6th 2019 by Jeffrey K. Walker
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No Hero’s Welcome is a superbly told story of an Irish family’s struggles during and after World War One. Jeffrey Walker’s brilliant characters reflect the intense emotions of this divided country: Eda, the mother who strives to hold her family together; Sean, the rebel who joins the IRA; Francis, crippled by war and a staunch supporter of the crown; Molly, shattered by love; Peter who provides quiet strength to the cause he believes in and the woman he loves; and Brendan, the child who observes ...more
No Hero’s Welcome, the last novel in the Sweet Wine of Youth trilogy by Jeffrey K. Walker, follows the Brannigan family in the years after World War I. The location where most of the story takes place is a pub owned by the matriarch of the family, Eda Brannigan. The Brannigan family, in addition to the characters that populate the pub makes me what to see the story made into a film. Although part of a trilogy, "No Hero's Welcome" is a stand alone read so if you haven't read the first two novels ...more
This story is a compelling look at how various family members of an Irish family deal with life in Post-WWI Ireland. The characters must deal with the turmoil of the Irish Civil War, choose their own involvement in it, and deal with everything it takes to survive. The author does a wonderful job of knitting together the three books in this series. His faithful readers will find the conclusion quite satisfying.