An Irish Country Girl

Patrick Taylor (Author)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$8.99
Publisher
Forge
Publish Date
September 25, 2012
Pages
362
Dimensions
4.1 X 1.1 X 6.7 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Mass Market Paperbound
EAN/UPC
9780765369277
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About the Author

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.

Reviews

"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." --Booklist