An Irish Country Courtship

An Irish Country Courtship

by Patrick Taylor
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An Irish Country Courtship by Patrick Taylor

After less than a year in Ballybucklebo, Barry Laverty is settling into the village, and with only a few more months to go before he becomes a full partner in Dr. O'Reilly's medical practice, Barry's looking forward to becoming a fixture in the community. But an unexpected romantic reversal gives him second thoughts. As much as Barry enjoys the rough and tumble of life in County Down, is tending to routine coughs and colds in a humble G.P.'s shop all he wants out of life?

Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly is going through personal upheavals as well. After mourning his deceased wife for decades, he's finally allowed a new woman into his life. But this budding courtship is not going over well with Kinky Kincaid, the doctors' housekeeper, who fears having her position usurped by O'Reilly's new flame.

Meanwhile, life goes on in Ballybucklebo. From a mysterious outbreak at the local school to a complicated swindle involving an unlucky race horse, the two doctors will need all of their combined wit and compassion to put things right again—just in time for their lives to change forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765377388
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Series: Irish Country Series , #5
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 127,592
Product dimensions: 4.15(w) x 6.77(h) x 1.08(d)

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, offshore sailor, model-boat builder, and father of two grown children. He now lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.

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harstan More than 1 year ago
In the mid 1960s in Ballybucklebo, Northern Ireland, Dr. Fingal Flaherty O'Reilly has taken care of the villagers' health needs for years without much regard for his personal desires. Now he and his beloved Kitty O'Halloran are starting over. However, that blissful reunion leaves O'Reilly's housekeeper Kinky Kincaid fearing she will be unemployed soon. At the same the older general practitioner is re-finding love, his junior partner Dr. Barry Laverty is reconsidering becoming a full partner in a few months after a relationship fell apart; in fact he thinks he should just move on and start elsewhere. At the same time that Laverty struggles with what to do, town councilor Bertie Bishop cheats his irate employees. The latest Ballybucklebo historical tale (see An Irish County Girl) is an engaging look at a rural Northern Ireland village circa 1965. Although the two doctors and their personal relationships are the lead, the fun in this tale is to compare how far women have come in four and a half decades. Leisurely paced, fans of the Irish County saga will enjoy a trip back in time to Northern Ireland. Harriet Klausner
lindalooLM More than 1 year ago
Have read all the books in this series and hate when I get to the last pages because I know it is coming to an end
djDL More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it very much. All Patrick Taylor Irish Country series books are great can't wait till the next one is written. I did enjoy A Student Doctor the most. If you haven't read that one. Its a must.
KEnglish More than 1 year ago
All of the Irish Country Series are great reads! Patrick Taylor is a wonderful story teller and I look forward to reading the next in the series. He will make you laugh and cry and you can't wait to see what happens to all the wonderful and colorful characters of Balleybucklebo.
Athena77 More than 1 year ago
I love the series !!! Patrick Taylor takes you into the Irish Countryside with great eases and the people have such heart. In this book you find their souls !!! I loved Barry and Kinky and head over heels for Doctor O'Reilly. I would recommend this series to anyone who misses the good ole days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An easy read. The characters are believable as well as loveable.
H_M_Roach More than 1 year ago
Once again Patrick Taylor has opened up our little window into the lives of the residents of his sleepy little Irish village. Full of emotion and hilarity, the book pulls you in until you find yourself not only cheering for your new friends, but wishing you lived beside them! If you can read Dr, Taylor's books and not fall in love with them, "you've got no heart in your chest, so!"
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SunnySJ More than 1 year ago
This series are "comfort" stories like you would relate certain foods with "comfort" food.
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Have been enjoying the easy reading and comedy of this series. Look forward to more.
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I would recommend other books in this series by P. Taylor.
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This book was full of surprises. I jiked it a lot
Ivylandeyes More than 1 year ago
Dr Laverty grows up and moves on and Fingal finally says goodbye to his long deceased wife to seek a new and loving relationship with an old flame. The rest of the Ballybucklebo folks offer many laughs as usual.
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