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 40-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.
©2009 Ballybucklebo Stories Corp. (P)2009 Macmillan Audio
I didn't care at all for the story line of this book, but I was prepared since I had read other reviews that were disappointed with the story line. It was such a departure from the rest of the series, I had a hard time finishing it.
I'll still continue to read the series. For the most part, it has been delightful!
I can only listen as I can't see well enough to read the printed word. A good narrator is worth his/her weight in gold.
Kinky. She is interesting, wise, a great cook, and a wonderful storyteller
Save time to read this twice!
first, let me say that i have thoroughly enjoyed the other books in this series! however, this installment was a disappointment both in story and narrator choice. i highly recommend reading this series, but would also advise skipping this book!
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