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An Irish Country Girl: A Novel | [Patrick Taylor]

An Irish Country Girl: A Novel

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.
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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 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

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    What did you like best about An Irish Country Girl? What did you like least?

    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.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'll still continue to read the series. For the most part, it has been delightful!


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    Janet F. Post Dunnellon, FL 05-22-13
    Janet F. Post Dunnellon, FL 05-22-13 Member Since 2009
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    Would you consider the audio edition of An Irish Country Girl to be better than the print version?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kinky


    Which character – as performed by Terry Donnelly – was your favorite?

    Kinky


    If you could take any character from An Irish Country Girl out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Kinky. She is interesting, wise, a great cook, and a wonderful storyteller


    Any additional comments?

    Save time to read this twice!

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    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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