An Irish Country Girl: A Novel

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St. Martin's Press, Sep 25, 2012 - Fiction - 384 pages
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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.

 

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

I consider myself a Canadian by birth and history but I think my soul is Irish. Many generations have passed since my forebears left Ireland but somehow the country is in my blood. That's why I like ... Read full review

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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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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
27
Section 4
33
Section 5
54
Section 6
64
Section 7
82
Section 8
109
Section 13
197
Section 14
210
Section 15
222
Section 16
261
Section 17
304
Section 18
312
Section 19
324
Section 20
331

Section 9
124
Section 10
148
Section 11
180
Section 12
189
Section 21
339
Section 22
Section 23
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About the author (2012)

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.

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