An Irish Country Girl

An Irish Country Girl

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Readers of Patrick Taylor's books know Mrs. Kinky Kincaid as the unflappable housekeeper who looks after two frequently frazzled doctors in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. She is a trusted fixture in the lives of those around her, and it often seems as though Kinky has always been there. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Some forty-odd years before and many miles to the south, the girl who would someday be Kinky Kincaid was Maureen O'Hanlon, a farmer's daughter growing up in the emerald hills and glens of County Cork. A precocious girl on the cusp of womanhood, Maureen has a head full of dreams, a heart open to romance, and something more: a gift for seeing beyond the ordinary into the mystic realm of fairies, spirits, and even the dreaded Banshee, whose terrifying wail she first hears on a snowy night in 1922.... As she grows into a young woman, Maureen finds herself torn between love and her fondest aspirations, for the future is a mystery even for one blessed with the sight. Encountering both joy and sorrow, Maureen at last finds herself on the road to Ballybucklebo--and the strong and compassionate woman she was always destined to become. An Irish Country Girl is another captivating tale by Patrick Taylor, a true Irish storyteller.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 27.94mm | 226.8g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765369273
  • 9780765369277
  • 312,538

Review quote

"Taylor, like Kinky, is a bang-up storyteller who captivates and entertains from the first word." --Publishers Weekly on An Irish Country Girl "Quietly, almost surreptitiously, Patrick Taylor has become probably the most popular Irish-Canadian writer of all time." --The Globe and Mail (Toronto) "The cozy village of Ballybucklebo and its eccentric inhabitants make the holidays bright." --Library Journal on An Irish Country Christmas "Taylor's novel makes for escapist, delightful fun." --Publishers Weekly on An Irish Country Doctor "Full of stories and vivid characters, An Irish Country Village recalls a good night in a pub." --Booklistshow more

About Patrick Taylor

PATRICK TAYLOR, M.D., was born and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. Dr. Taylor is a distinguished medical researcher, off-shore sailor, model-boat builder, and father of two grown children. He divides his time between Canada and Ireland.show more

Rating details

3,212 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 32% (1,012)
4 38% (1,235)
3 23% (745)
2 5% (176)
1 1% (44)
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