An Irish Country Girl: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Jan 5, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
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The New York Times bestselling tale of heartbreak and hope from the author of An Irish Country Doctor

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.

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User Review  - Georgiann - LibraryThing

This is a story about a girl a farmers daughter growing up in the emerald hills and glens of county cork. she has a head full of dreams , a heart open to romance and something more a gift for seeing ... Read full review

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User Review  - plunkinberry - LibraryThing

Another great tale in the Irish Country series; this is the fourth book in the series but it isn't really about the doctors. This story - An Irish Country GIRL - is about Mrs. Kinky Kincade (Dr. O ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
7
AUTHORS NOTE
9
CHAPTER 1
17
CHAPTER 2
23
CHAPTER 3
28
CHAPTER 4
33
CHAPTER 5
39
CHAPTER 6
44
CHAPTER 19
148
CHAPTER 20
156
CHAPTER 21
165
CHAPTER 22
173
CHAPTER 23
180
CHAPTER 24
191
CHAPTER 25
201
CHAPTER 26
212

CHAPTER 7
52
CHAPTER 8
62
CHAPTER 9
70
CHAPTER 10
77
CHAPTER 11
85
CHAPTER 12
91
CHAPTER 13
96
CHAPTER 14
101
CHAPTER 15
107
CHAPTER 16
119
CHAPTER 17
130
CHAPTER 18
139
CHAPTER 27
223
CHAPTER 28
235
CHAPTER 29
243
CHAPTER 30
249
CHAPTER 31
257
CHAPTER 32
262
CHAPTER 33
271
CHAPTER 34
278
CHAPTER 35
288
AFTERWORD
293
GLOSSARY
299
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About the author (2010)

Patrick Taylor, M.D., is the author of the Irish Country books, including An Irish Country Doctor, An Irish Country Village, An Irish Country Christmas, and An Irish Country Courtship. Taylor was born and raised in Bangor, County Down in Northern Ireland. After qualifying as a specialist in 1969, he worked in Canada for thirty-one years. He now lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.

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